At the tender age of 60 Rocky Taylor has 76 films under his belt as a stunt man and stunt coordinator. He started in 1962 with 'Dr No' and followed with other major Bond blockbusters such as 'From Russia With Love' (1963), 'Goldfinger' (1964), 'You only Live Twice' (1967) and 'The Man with the Golden Gun' (1974).
This propelled his career and generated constant work in major big budget films such as Academy Award winner 'The Dirty Dozen' (1967), 'The Wild Geese' (1978), 'Superman' (1978), 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981), 'Victor/Victoria' (1983), 'Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) and 'My Beautiful Laundrette' (1985) to name but a few.
But in 1985, during the filming of 'Death Wish 3' he was injured in a stunt that went wrong - the exploding building he was to jump from blew up before he jumped and he was trapped for five minutes. When he managed to free himself, he jumped breaking his back and pelvis on landing and was badly burnt. Since the accident he mainly works on stunt coordination. Rocky has also appeared as an actor in more than 30 films.