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Ward Bond Height, Weight, Age, Death, Net Worth, Children

Ward Bond Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth April 9, 1903
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death November 5, 1960

Ward Bond was an American actor and radio personality who was cast in numerous films including SaluteBorn RecklessHigh SpeedHello TroubleRackety RaxSundown Rider, Obey the LawState TrooperUnknown ValleyWhen Strangers MarryBlack Fury, The WreckerPolice Car 17The Fighting CodeFrontier MarshalThe Poor RichThe Fighting RangerThe Crime of Helen StanleyVoice in the NightThe Most Precious Thing in Life, Here Comes the GroomA Man’s GameThe Circus ClownThe Defense RestsThe Human Side, Girl in DangerMen of the NightDevil Dogs of the AirThe Headline Woman, The Crimson TrailFighting ShadowsMurder in the FleetJustice of the RangeShe Gets Her Man, His Night OutThe Last Days of PompeiiGuard That GirlWestern Courage, Too Tough to KillHitch Hike LadyMuss ‘Em UpThe Leathernecks Have LandedPride of the MarinesAvenging WatersThe Cattle ThiefThe Man Who Lived TwiceWithout Orders, Legion of TerrorDevil’s PlaygroundPark Avenue LoggerA Fight to the FinishEscape by NightMy Darling ClementineThey Came to Blow Up AmericaKiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Joan of Arc, and others. In addition to that, he was also known for his television roles like playing Major Seth Adams in the Western series Wagon Train and Harvey Kendall in the anthology drama series Cavalcade of America.

Born Name

Wardell Edwin Bond

Nick Name


Ward Bond as seen in a publicity photo as Seth Adams from the television program 'Wagon Train', c. 1957
Ward Bond as seen in a publicity photo as Seth Adams from the television program ‘Wagon Train’, c. 1957 (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on April 9, 1903.


On November 5, 1960, Ward Bond died at the age of 57 after suffering a massive heart attack while at a hotel in Dallas, Texas, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska, United States





Ward Bond attended East High School, a historical public high school located in the City Park neighborhood on the east side of Denver, Colorado. He also studied at the Colorado School of Mines.

He enrolled at the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1931. During his time at the University of Southern California, he played football on the same team with future USC coach Jess Hill and was a starting lineman on USC’s first national championship team in 1928.


Actor, Radio Personality


  • Father – John W. Bond
  • Mother – Mabel L. Bond
  • Siblings – Bernice Bond

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $5 Million at the time of his death.



Ward Bond (Right) and John Wayne in 'Tall in the Saddle' (1944)
Ward Bond (Right) and John Wayne in ‘Tall in the Saddle’ (1944) (Edwin L. Marin / Snapshot from ‘Tall in the Saddle’ trailer / Public Domain)


6 ft 2 in or 188 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ward Bond had dated –

  1. Doris Sellers Childs (1936-1944)​ – He got married to Doris Sellers Childs in the year 1936. The marriage ended in divorce in 1944.
  2. Mary Louise May (1954-1960) – He married his 2nd wife in 1954 and they remained together until his death in 1960.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Was frequently cast as a policeman, soldier, sailor, or cowboy
  • Gruff resonant voice

Brand Endorsements

Ward Bond was cast in a TV commercial for Ford Edsel in 1958.

Ward Bond as Reverend Captain Clayton in 'The Searchers' (1956)
Ward Bond as Reverend Captain Clayton in ‘The Searchers’ (1956) (Trailer Screenshot / ‘The Searchers’ Trailer / Public Domain)

Ward Bond Favorite Things

  • Some Of Ward Bond’s Favorite Activities To Do Alongside John Wayne In Their Youth – Going to bars, getting drunk, and starting fights


Ward Bond Facts

  1. Until 1919, he lived with his family in Benkelman in Dundy County, Nebraska. They then relocated to Denver, Colorado.
  2. He struggled with epilepsy.
  3. On February 8, 1960, Ward Bond received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard.
  4. He was cast in 13 films that were nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Picture”.
  5. Ward Bond was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in 2001.
  6. He was lifelong friends with actor John Wayne.

Featured Image by ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain

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