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Also Known As: Robert Sudduth Died:
Born: August 23, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wareham, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, musician

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A dark-haired actor with an amiable, average appeal that made him instantly familiar to audiences, Skipp Sudduth moved from small town Virginia to Chicago in the mid-1980s in pursuit of a stage acting career. He joined the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1988, working alongside such actors as John C Reilly and company founder Gary Sinise. When Steppenwolf's production of "The Grapes of Wrath" made it to Broadway, Sudduth relocated to Manhattan, where he was subsequently featured in the short-lived Broadway adaptation of "On the Waterfront" (1995). With TV credits including the movie presentations "Lethal Innocence" (PBS, 1991) "The Secret" (CBS, 1992) and "Daybreak" (HBO, 1993), Sudduth made his feature debut in "Clockers", playing a narcotics officer in Spike Lee's gripping 1995 offering. That same year she was featured in the action thriller "Money Train", and guested in episodes of the New York-lensed TV series "Law & Order" (NBC) and "New York News" (CBS). He could next be seen performing in the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Eraser" as well as episodes of the action-packed TV-series "Swift Justice" (UPN) and "Kindred: The Embraced" (Fox). A role in the TNT biopic miniseries "George Wallace"...

A dark-haired actor with an amiable, average appeal that made him instantly familiar to audiences, Skipp Sudduth moved from small town Virginia to Chicago in the mid-1980s in pursuit of a stage acting career. He joined the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1988, working alongside such actors as John C Reilly and company founder Gary Sinise. When Steppenwolf's production of "The Grapes of Wrath" made it to Broadway, Sudduth relocated to Manhattan, where he was subsequently featured in the short-lived Broadway adaptation of "On the Waterfront" (1995). With TV credits including the movie presentations "Lethal Innocence" (PBS, 1991) "The Secret" (CBS, 1992) and "Daybreak" (HBO, 1993), Sudduth made his feature debut in "Clockers", playing a narcotics officer in Spike Lee's gripping 1995 offering. That same year she was featured in the action thriller "Money Train", and guested in episodes of the New York-lensed TV series "Law & Order" (NBC) and "New York News" (CBS). He could next be seen performing in the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Eraser" as well as episodes of the action-packed TV-series "Swift Justice" (UPN) and "Kindred: The Embraced" (Fox). A role in the TNT biopic miniseries "George Wallace" alongside Gary Sinise followed in 1997.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Flawless (1999) Tommy
2.
 54 (1998) Harlan O'Shea
3.
 Ronin (1998) Larry
4.
 Eraser (1996) Watch Commander
5.
 Money Train (1995) Kowalski
6.
 Clockers (1995) Narc No 3
7.
 Daybreak (1993) Workfare Man
8.
 Scam (1993) Bob Sarcominia
9.
 Secret, The (1992) Jack
10.
 Mutants in Paradise (1989) Boris--Bob
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Was an Air Force brat until age ten, living in various US cities
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Grew up in Danville, Virginia
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Moved to Chicago following graduate school to pursue a stage acting career
1988:
Joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1990:
Relocated to NYC, where he made Broadway debut in a production of "The Grapes of Wrath" by Steppenwolf (aired on PBS in 1991)
1991:
Acted in the PBS presentation "Lethal Innocence", a fact-based story about a small town in Vermont that sponsors a Cambodian refugee family
1992:
Featured in the dyslexia-themed CBS TV-movie "The Secret"
1993:
Acted in the pay cable presentations "Daybreak" (HBO) and "Scam" (Showtime)
1994:
Appeared in "Same Difference", a "CBS Schoolbreak Special" about a romance between teens from different cultural backgrounds
1995:
Featured in the short-lived Broadway production of "On the Waterfront"
1995:
Made feature debut, playing a narcotics officer in Spike Lee's "Clockers"
1995:
Had supporting role in the action film "Money Train"
1995:
Guest starred on "Law & Order" (NBC) and "New York News" (CBS)
1996:
Acted in episodes of "Swift Justice" (UPN) and "Kindred: The Embraced" (Fox)
1996:
Appeared in the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Eraser"
1997:
Acted in the TNT biopic miniseries "George Wallace", alongside Gary Sinise
1998:
Played the demanding father of Ryan Phillippe's Shane O'Shea in the drama "54"
1998:
Had a featured role as Fabian in the Broadway revival of "Twelfth Night"
1998:
Guest starred on episodes of "Mad About You" and "Trinity"
1998:
Played Larry, one of a group of five espionage experts, in John Frankenheimer's action film "Ronin", starring Robert De Niro
1999:
Make second guest appearance on an episode of "Law & Order" (NBC)
1999:
Played Chuck Morello, a bartender planning to marry a prostitute in the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh", starring Kevin Spacey
1999:
Reteamed with De Niro, playing the security guard pal of his unhappy invalid Walt in "Flawless"
1999:
Had a regular role on the NBC drama "Third Watch", as veteran police officer John 'Sully' Sullivan
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Education

George Washington High School: Danville , Virginia - 1976
Hampden-Sydney College: Hampden-Sydney , Virginia - 1979
University of Virginia: Charlottesville , Virginia - 1985

Notes

A racing enthusiast, Sudduth did many of his own driving stunts in "Ronin".

"When I'm working, I'm like a hog in a big wet walow. I have a good time" --Sudduth to Associated Press writer Frazier Moore, printed in The News-Times, October 8, 1999.

Sudduth on being typecast as a police officer: "To be fair, if I wear a green fight jacket and jeans, I have kids on 48th Street asking if I'm a cop." -- quoted in Entertainment Weekly, November 26, 1999.

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brother:
Kohl Sudduth. Actor, musician. Younger; performs in Sudduth's band Minus Ted.

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