Rowdy Yates is ramrod of the crew that drives cattle along the Sedalia Trail in the series Rawhide. Rowdy, portrayed by a relatively young Clint Eastwood, is one of the best cowhands working under trail boss Gil Favor and he is liked by his colleagues. As time goes by he works himself up to a more leading position, finally ending up as trail boss himself.

Personal lifeEdit

When he was young Rowdy's father, Daniel Yates, left him and when they reunite in Rio Salado (Season 4, episode 1) they've been apart for years.

Civil warEdit

During the Civil War Rowdy fought with the Confederates and at one point he became a prisoner of war, along with his friend Buzz Travis. [1]


  1. Season 1, episode 2: Incident at Alabaster Plain