PLACERVILLE, CA - He has been associated with well over a hundred movies either as a stunt man, stunt co-ordinator, actor, second unit director or director.
It's an impressive list that includes such titles as Terminator 2, Against All Odds, Independence Day, Speed, Spider-man and this year's Best Picture at the Academy Awards, The Artist.
Friday night, Gary Davis, who grew up in Loomis, was honored at the annual El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office annual "I Love Film" Film Industry Mixer in Placerville. He became the first inductee into the California Film Foundation's Hall of Fame for his years of contribution to the film community as an artist, a teacher and a role model.
Gary didn't start out seeking a career in Hollywood. His passion was motorcycles and although an early idol was Evel Knievel, the two became rivals with Gary jumping 21 cars in 1972 to break Knievel's record.