John Quade (April 1, 1938 – August 9 , 2009) was an American character actor who starred in film and in television. He was best known for his role as Cholla, the leader of the motorcycle gang "The Black Widows" in the 1978 hit film Every Which Way But Loose and the 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can with Clint Eastwood.
Quade starred in High Plains Drifter and The Outlaw Josey Wales with Clint Eastwood. Further, he also appeared in Papillon with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. He appeared in many television movies and mini series including Roots and Dream West. Quade starred in two short-lived television series: Flatbush from 1979 and Lucky Luke from 1991.
He made many guest appearances on television shows ranging from Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Knight Rider in the pilot episode "Knight of the Phoenix", Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The A-Team to On the Air.With his drawling accent, stocky build and squinty eyes, he was often called on to play Southern or rural law enforcement officers.
Death of John Quade
On Sunday, August 9, 2009, Quade died. He was 71