Fred Krone (often called "Crunch"),(1931 –
January 12, 2010)
was an American
worked predominately in movie Westerns.
Krone began working in the 1950s performing stunts and as an
actor. He worked in the early days of Steve McQueen’s career and doubled for McQueen
in 1960/61 on the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive, among
He had appearances on The Rifleman, The
Texan, The Life and Legend of
Wyatt Earp, and many more. He worked well into the 1970s
and appeared on several episodes of Mannix. 
Krone died on January 12, 2010 in Santa Paula, California after a
long battle with cancer.