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Diamond Farnsworth
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April 16, 2015 — Stuntman Diamond Farnsworth is inducted into the Newhall Walk of Western Stars.

The stunt coordinator for numerous feature films and television series that are or were based in the Santa Clarita Valley including "NCIS" and "JAG," Richard Hill "Diamond" Farnsworth was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 7, 1949.

Diamond is the son of Oscar-nominated actor and stuntman Richard Farnsworth and the father of stuntwoman Courtney K. Farnsworth. Among others, he has doubled for Sylvester Stallone, Lee Marvin, Bruce Davison and David James Elliott. He was nominated for an Emmy for an underwater scene in which he doubled for "NCIS" lead Mark Harmon, and he doubled Scott Bakula in the "Star Trek: Enterprise" episodes "Broken Bow," "Acquisition" and "Extinction." He was also the stunt coordinator for the Bakula vechicle "Quantum Leap" from 1989 to 1991 and doubled for him on other occasions.

As a stunt performer, he has appeared in numerous blockbusters including "Paint Your Wagon," "10," "Ghostbusters," "The Terminator," "Rambo II," "Pearl Harbor" and "Batman Forever" (see list below).

Farnsworth is a board member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures and is a member of DGA and SAG/AFTRA. He was inducted into the Newhall Walk of Western Stars on April 16, 2015. His plaque is in front of 24300 Main Street.

His unique talents include Race Car Driver, Marksman Pistols and Rifles. Athletic skills include Rollerblading, Surfing, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Skateboarding, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Archery, Race Car Driver (Nascar). Stunt skills include Ratchets, Air Rams, Precision Driving, Motorcycle: Precision, Precision Boating, Certified Scuba Diver (PADI), Rappelling, Wire Work, Fire Burns, Motorcross, Stunt Driving, Driving: 180's, Driving: 360's, Driving: Pipe Ramp, Driving: Canon Roll Overs, Driving: Jumps (Ramp to Ramp), Driving: Jumps (Dirt to Dirt)), Driving: Drifting, Driving: Road Racing, Motorcycle: Falls, Driving: Near Misses, Driving: Car to Car Hits, Car Work, Fire Burns (Prep & Safety), Motorcycle Jumps, Boat Jumps, Boatwork, Marksman (Pistols & Rifles).

Credits (as of April 2015) include:


The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning — Stunt Coordinator

The Astronaut Farmer — Stunt Coordinator

Dangerous Perceptions — Stunt Coordinator

Alex & Emma — Stunt Coordinator

Ticker (Short) — Stunts

Powder Keg (Short) — Stunt Driver

Pearl Harbor — Stunts

Smartruck — Stunt Coordinator

Zero Effect — Stunt Coordinator

Fox Hung — Stunts

Last Man Standing — Stunts

Batman Forever — Stunts

Crowfoot — Stunt Coordinator

For Better or Worse — Stunt Double

The Usual Suspects — Stunt Player

A Passion to Kill — Stunt Coordinator

The Chase — Stunts

A Perfect World — Stunts

The Fugitive — Stunts

In the Shadow of a Killer — Stunt Coordinator

Necessary Roughness — Stunts

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man — Helicopter Stunt Pilot

Pump Up the Volume — Stunts

A Gnome Named Gnorm — Stunts

Weekend at Bernie's — Stunts

Pink Cadillac — Stunt Coordinator

Fletch Lives Stunts

Last Rites — Stunt Coordinator

They Live — Stunts

Far North — Stunt Coordinator

The Dead Pool — Stunt Coordinator

The Game — Stunts

Big Shots — Stunts

Now Way Out — Stunt Coordinator

Nadine — Stunt Coordinator / Stunts

The Big Easy — Stunt Coordinator

Ruthless People — Stunt

Commando — Stunts

Pale Rider — Stunts

Rambo: First Blood Part 2 — Stunt Coordinator

The Terminator — Stunts

The Wild Life — Stunts

Rhinestone — Stunt Coordinator

Ghostbusters — Stunts

Streets of Fire — Stunt Performer

Fire and Ice — Stunts

The Slayer — Stunt Coordinator / Stunt Double:

Michael Holmes First Blood — Stunts

The Sword and the Sorcerer — Stunts

Heartbeeps — Stunts

Ghost Story — Stunts

Halloween 2 — Stunts

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen — Utility Stunts

Windtalker — Stunts

Fade to Black — Stunts

The BIg Brawl — Stunts

Alligator — Stunt Performer

Humanoids from the Deep — Stunts

10 — Stunts

The Lady in Red — Stunts

Breaking Away — Stunts

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days — Stunts

The Norseman — Stunts

Big Wednesday — Stunts

Jennifer — Stunt Driver

F.I.S.T — Stunts

Deadman's Curve — Stunt Double: Bruce Davison

Rollercoaster — Stunts

Rollerball — Stunts

Paint Your Wagon — Stunts

Fox Hunt — Stunt Actor / Goon

They Call Me Bruce? — Stunt Actor / Macho Guy #3

The Beastmaster — Stunt Actor / Marauders

Piranha Water — Skier


NCIS (204 Episodes) — Stunt Coordinator

NCIS (1 Episode) — Stunt Double: Mark Harmon

JAG (227 Episodes) — Stunt Coordinator

Mr. & Mrs. Smith — Stunt Double: Scott Bakula

Wildside — Stunts

The Yellow Rose (3 Episodes) — Stunts

How the West Was Won (5 Episodes) — Stunts

Hec Ramsey (4 Episodes) — Stunts

Alias Smith and Jones (4 Episodes) — Stunts

Bonanza (7 Episodes) — Stunts

Nichols (5 Episodes) — Stunts

The Virginian (2 Episodes) — Stunts

Here Come the Brides (1 Episode) — Stunts

Laredo (3 Episodes) — Stunts

Walker, Texas Ranger — Stunt Actor / Kyle

19200 dpi jpegs from digital images (photographs) by Leon Worden, April 16, 2015.


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