Born in Los Angeles, Joe Brooks became an actor after graduating high school. He did some work as an ...
Private Vanderbilt is a legally-blind lookout (20/900 in each eye, according to Agarn) who also answers questions in the lookout tower with incongruous responses such as, "No, thank you Agarn. I just had my coffee." He once allowed two Indians wearing feather head-dresses to enter the fort unchallenged. Asked why, he replied, "I thought they were turkeys." A running gag has Agarn or Dobbs kicking the fort's cannon in frustration after it doesn't fire, only to see one of its wheels come off, setting off a chain reaction: the cannon fires a cannonball into one of the tower's support legs, causing it to collapse and send Vanderbilt crashing to the ground. In one episode he shoots his pistol in a crowded barracks—and manages to miss everyone.
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