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Lawrence Tierney

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Also Known As: Died: February 26, 2002
Born: March 15, 1919 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Southie (1998) as Collie Powers
A coming-of-age tale about a young man growing up in a dysfunctional family in the Irish-American enclave of South Boston. Danny leaves Boston, but is drawn back for the wedding of an old friend. He is pulled back into old enmities, and family problems. His sister is a party girl with a self-destruc
Armageddon (1998) as Hollis Vernon "Grap" Stamper
An oil driller and his crew are hired to rocket out to a gigantic asteroid and blow it up before it slams into the Earth.
Artist, The (1997) as Pearlman
A female artist, also a "black widow," falls in love with disastrous results.
2 Days in the Valley (1996) as Older Man
What is it that causes people to connect? It can be love, it can be money and sometimes it can be murder. The clock is ticking, and over the next 48 hours the lives of ten people in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley will intersect and be irrevocably altered--or abruptly ended. The plot is laid with a contr
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy On the Right (1996) as Himself
An unusually detailed look at one of Hollywood's long-time leading character actors, Ben Johnson--the epitome of the Western man. Part-Irish and part-Cherokee, the rugged Oklahoma native worked as a cowboy from age 11; Johnson arrived in tinsel town in a carload of horses, as a wrangler delivering s
Kiss Goodnight, A (1994) as Sgt Harwood
A young woman's life goes from bad to worse when she is seduced by the wrong man.
Junior (1994) as Mover
A dedicated research scientist gets much more than he bargained for when an enterprising gynecologist persuades him to become the first human test subject for a wonder drug that ensures healthy pregnancies.
Casualties of Love: Long Island Lolita Story (1993) as Casper Buttafuoco
Based on the true story of Mary Jo Buttafuoco who was shot by Amy Fisher, a 17-year-old Long Island high school student obsessed with Buttafuoco's husband.
Eddie Presley (1992) as West
A homeless Elvis impersonator prepares for his comeback performance.
Reservoir Dogs (1992) as Joe Cabot
When a jewelry heist goes wrong, the surviving crooks turn on each other.
Runestone, The (1991) as Chief Richardson
Thriller about the men who discover a mythical runestone, with powers to possess people.
City of Hope (1991) as Kerrigan
A third-generation Italian-American struggles to break free from his father's grasp. Meanwhile, the small New Jersey city he lives in is endangered by patronage and corrupt development plans.
Dillinger (1991) as Sheriff Sarber
Based on the life of notorious bank robber John Dillinger who terrorized the Midwest in the 1930s.
Wizards Of The Demon Sword (1991) as Slave Master
A spoof of sword-and-sorcery movies.
Why Me? (1990) as 1st Armenian Thief
A thief is being sought by the police and other thieves for a priceless gem that he did not steal.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) as Angel Manager
A dumb cop tries to thwart a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987) as Dougy Madden
A man awakens after a night of drinking to find blood on his clothing and a series of murders committed; he cannot recall the previous evening in detail and believes he is being framed.
Offspring, The (1987) as Warden
A reporter, while investigating the history of a town known for its psychopaths and freaks, uncovers the town's terrifying secrets.
Murphy's Law (1986) as Cameron
Ten years ago, police detective Jack Murphy helped put psychotic killer Joan Freeman in prison. Now Joan is out of jail and intent on getting her revenge against him, so she murders Jack's ex-wife and her current husband and frames Jack for the crime. When Jack is arrested, he is handcuffed to tough
Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) as Owen Knopfler
A werewolf terrorizes a small town.
Prizzi's Honor (1985) as Lieutenant Hanley
Mob assassins fall in love, neither realizing what the other does for a living.
Terrible Joe Moran (1984) as Pico
James Cagney made his TV-movie debut, and did his first television acting in 25 years, playing a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long-estranged granddaughter, an aspiring writer, pops back into his life, at first searching for money to help her ne'er-do-well boyfriend get off the hook
Abduction (1981) as Fbi Agent
Based, loosely, on the story of Patty Hearst's kidnappings by the SLA. The daughter of wealthy businessman is taken hostage by a gang of radical black revolutionaries. While she fears for her life at first, she gradually starts to become sympathetic to her kidnappers' cause, and eventually considers herself to be one of them. When the police finally find her, will they bring her back to her family, or lock her up in jail?
Arthur (1981) as Man In Coffee Shop
A childlike millionaire must choose between keeping his fortune and marrying a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
Gloria (1980) as Broadway Bartender
A mild mannered man has been secretly working as an accountant for the mob.
Midnight (1980) as Bert Johnson
To get away from the advances of her stepfather, a girl hitchhikes to California. But instead of improving her situation, her trip brings her into contact with murderers, thieves and a devil-worshiping cult who sacrifice women.
Kirlian Witness, The (1978) as Detective
A woman in Soho is murdered and the only "witness" to the crime is her favorite plant. Using the technique of Kirlian photography, which records the electrical current from a body part or object onto film, and a polygraph machine, the woman's sister attempts to solve the crime.
Andy Warhol's Bad (1976) as O'Reilly
Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life.
Such Good Friends (1971) as Hospital guard
Custer of the West (1968) as Gen. Philip Sheridan
The flamboyant Cavalry officer courts disaster when he fights the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes.
A Child Is Waiting (1963) as Douglas Benham
An emotionally fragile woman takes a job teaching mentally handicapped children.
Female Jungle (1956) as Sgt. Stevens
A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the establishment with a blonde, but doesn't remember. As he investigates, he interviews a columnist who was going with the actress, a caricaturist who drew the victim, the caricaturist's wife who works at the bar, and the caricaturist's lover, and slowly begins to put the pieces of the deadly puzzle together.
Singing in the Dark (1956) as Biff Lamont
The Steel Cage (1954) as Chet Harmon
Bushwackers, The (1952)
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Henderson
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Best of the Badmen (1951) as Jesse James
A band of notorious outlaws help a friend against a corrupt federal agent.
The Hoodlum (1951) as Vincent Lubeck
The rise and fall of a habitual criminal, and the havoc he wreaks on the lives of his loved ones.
The Bushwhackers (1951) as Sam Tobin
Kill or Be Killed (1950) as Robert Warren
Shakedown (1950) as Colton
Bodyguard (1948) as Mike Carter
A cop on suspension is framed for murder.
Born to Kill (1947) as Sam [Wilde]
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) as Steve Morgan
A salesman picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer on the run.
Step by Step (1946) as Johnny [Christopher]
The FBI trails a young couple suspected of stealing government plans.
Badman's Territory (1946) as Jesse [James]
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
San Quentin (1946) as Jim Roland
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Back to Bataan (1945) as Lt. Commander Waite
An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.
Sing Your Way Home (1945) as Rewrite man
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
Those Endearing Young Charms (1945) as Ted
A soldier loses his girlfriend to his best buddy.
Dillinger (1945) as John Dillinger
The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Sharpe
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Government Girl (1944) as F.B.I. agent
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Youth Runs Wild (1944) as Larry Duncan
During World War II, neglected teens on the home front turn to delinquency.
The Falcon Out West (1944) as Orchestra leader
A society sleuth turns cowboy to investigate a Texas murder.
The Ghost Ship (1943) as Louie
A young innocent signs on with a ship whose captain is going mad.
Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) as Cab driver
On a trip to New York, a small-town blowhard gets caught between a wealthy widow and a gold digger.

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