Appears In: Wanted Dead or Alive (1958-1961)
Portrayed By: Steve McQueen
Josh Randall was the original Walker, Texas Ranger. Steve McQueen's portrayal of the Confederate veteran turned marksman and bounty hunter on Wanted Dead or Alive springboarded him into the stardom we remember him for today.
Randall's weapon of choice was a Mare's Leg, which is a modified short rifle with a special holster that allows a marksman to blow away bad guys even faster than they could with a pistol. You can see the Mare's Leg in all of its Freudian glory in the opening sequence of the show. Though McQueen became the first TV star to find stardom in film with hits like The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and Bullitt (1973), he did some of his best gunslinging early on.