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Born: December 30, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Two Guns (2013)
A Naval officer and a DEA agent unwittingly investigate each other for stealing millions of dollars.
2.
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Pizza delivery guy Nick gets mixed up with two aspiring criminals who kidnap him and force him to rob a bank. Given just a few hours to do the job, Nick gets his former best friend to help him while the police and hired assassins try to stop them.
3.
Armored (2009)
A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to no one. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels, and all bets are off.
4.
Farewell (2009)
Based on true events, deals with the Farewell Dossier, a little-known affair in which French intelligence services tipped off the United States about a Soviet spy operation believed to be responsible for massive theft of military and industrial know-how during the Cold War. Also focuses on unsung he
5.
Exit Speed (2008)
On Christmas Eve, ten passengers board a bus traveling across Texas. Most are heading for home, family and friends. Some are in search of new jobs. One, an Army deserter, is trying to stay a jump ahead of the Military Police. On an empty section of highway, the bus collides with a nomadic biker wi
6.
Management (2008)
Mike Cranshaw and Sue Claussen have a chance encounter when Sue checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona. What starts with a bottle of wine "compliments of management" soon evolves into a multi-layered, cross-country journey of two people looking for a sense of purpose. Mike
7.
I Scream Man, The (2007)
Lynda Stichin and Bobby Mills are living their slow paced lives in this peaceful, isolated, and seemingly innocent slice of rural Americana. But when a psychologically bruised street vendor rolls into town using sweets as a facade for his vicious intentions, it means death is near for all the guilty
8.
Feast of Love (2007)
In a coffee shop in a tight-knit Oregon community a local professor and writer Harry Stevenson witnesses love whipping up mischief among the town's residents. Among young and old, among both parents and lovers, among the sweet and the savage, among humans and even animals, Harry watches in awe as
9.
Coast to Coast (2004) as Hal Kessler
A married couple on the verge of divorce travel cross country to attend their son's wedding. They attempt to work out what went wrong in their marriage as they discuss infidelities, indescretions and open new wounds on top of old ones as they make stops along the way. But as they get everything out
10.
Last Ride, The (2004) as Darryl Kurtz
Matt Rondell's street racing puts him at odds with his father, a police detective. When his grandfather is released from prison, Matt's newfound connection may put him further on the other side of the law and his father.
11.
Masked & Anonymous (2003)
A washed up singer wrestles wth personal demons as he prepares for his final benefit concert.
12.
Hairy Tale (2003) as Don Decker
About a simian trained in the martial arts.
13.
Enough (2002) as Jupiter
Working class waitress Slim finds her life transformed when she marries wealthy contractor Mitch. She settles into an idyllic suburban life and seems to have everything she wants: loving husband, beautiful home, and Gracie, an adorable 5-year-old daughter. Her dream is shattered when she discovers her husband is anything but perfect. His abusive behavior forces her to go on the run, eluding an increasingly obsessive Mitch and his lethal henchmen. When, despite Slim's efforts to make a new life, Mitch finds her and threatens her again, she puts Gracie in safe keeping, toughens herself mentally and physically and sets out to prove to Mitch she's had enough.
14.
Abandon (2002) as Lt. Bill Stayton
Katie is under pressure. She faces exams, completion of her thesis, and a competitive interview process, all of which is compounded when a police detective, Wade Handler, begins investigating the two year-old disappearance of her boyfriend, Embry Langan, a young man whose memory haunts and obsesses
15.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002) as Earl Smooter
New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relations
16.
Summer Catch (2001) as Sean Dunne
This summer couldn't be more crucial for Ryan Dunne, a blue-collar kid with aspirations to become a major league baseball player. Every summer, the hottest college ball players descend upon Cape Cod to pursue their baseball dreams during the day and blow off steam in town at night. The first local boy in years to earn a slot in the team, Ryan finally got his shot...but the temptations off-field are getting in the way of his commitment to the game. Soon, Ryan is distracted by a beautiful young woman who summers in the town with her family. As the friction builds between his loyal townie friends and his cocky teammates, Ryan's rivalry with hot-shot teammate Eric comes to a head. When a major league scout comes along, however, he tries to push the pangs of romance and player rivalry aside, because his sports talent may be his only ticket out of the small industrial town.
17.
Red Team (2001)
A dedicated FBI agent who tracks serial killers discovers that his suspects are being murdered by a vigilante justice group called the Red Team.
18.
Wild Iris (2001) as Errol Podubney
An embittered relationship between a mother and her daughter is further eroded when the pair end up living and working together in their self-owned bridal boutique.<P>It's been eight years since her husband committed suicide, and Iris and her son Lonnie "temporarily" move in with her mother Min. In
19.
Corky Romano (2001) as Leo Corrigan
The troubled son of a mafia boss is forced to go undercover in the FBI. A reverse "Donnie Brasco".
20.
Joe Dirt (2001) as Joe'S Dad
Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the irrepressibly optimistic Joe hits the road alone in search of his folks. As his wandering, misguided search takes him from one comedic adventure to another, Joe finds his way to Los Angeles, where a shock-jock brings Joe on his radio show to insult him. But as Joe's life story unfolds, jeers turn to cheers, and an entire captivated city tunes in to hear the adventures of Joe Dirt.
21.
Full Disclosure (2000) as John Mcwhirter
John McWhirter is a hard-drinking reporter whose award-winning career is slipping away. But, he's just been handed the story of a lifetime and his editor wants the scoop. A group of radicals he helped send to prison for the failed bombing of an ROTC center want him to safeguard a beautiful fugitiv
22.
Vivero Letter, The (2000)
An action thriller involving ancient treasures about a man who gets entangled in a search for gold, after his brother is murdered for something that he may have.
23.
Crow: Salvation, The (2000) as Police Captain
Wrongly accused and then executed for the murder of his girlfriend Laura, 21-year-old Alex Corvis returns from the dead to avenge the conspiracy that doomed him and the woman he loved.
24.
Circus (2000) as Elmo Somerset
A husband and wife try to pull a job on a local casino boss, but the husband's gambling debts stand in their way.
25.
Chaos Factor, The (2000) as Max Camden
Nearly 30 years after the CIA-ordered destruction of a medical base in Cambodia, Army intelligence officer Jack Poynt uncovers evidence of horrific torture crimes by the captain who led the 1972 mission. But his efforts to expose the sadistic military man lead Poynt into a battle that could cost him
26.
Road Trip (1999) as Earl Edwards
Cheating is when you're in a committed relationship and have sex with another person....It's not cheating if you live in different area codes, if you are too wasted to remember it, or if you are with two people at the same time because they cancel each other out. But it is definitely cheating if you videotape it and someone accidentally mails the tape to your girlfriend. This is what happens to Josh, who must now drag two college buddies, and one not-so-eager-kid who happens to own the car, on a raucous 1800-mile road trip from Ithaca, New York to Austin, Texas to save his lifelong romance.
27.
Dangerous Beauty (1998) as Domenico Venier
A depiction of 16th century courtesan, Veronica Franco, who - during the days of Venice's glory - is spurned by her true love because she does not have a proper dowry to appease his family. With no other alternative, she becomes a courtesan, an occupation legally permitted to women of a certain rank. With her looks and wit, she quickly becomes the most sought after courtesan in Italy, but still cannot overcome the societal restrictions that keeps her apart from her true love.
28.
... First Do No Harm (1997) as Dave Reimuller
A ferociously determined mother sees her four-year-old son's treatment for epilepsy failing and, trusting her own study of his case, defies conventional wisdom to enroll him in a controversial diet treatment.
29.
Best Men (1997) as Sheriff Bud Phillips
A group of friends have their loyalty tested when one of them pulls a bank robbery on their way to a wedding.
30.
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) as Earl Bassett
Those giant subterranean creatures that terrorized a desert town in the original comedy-thriller "Tremors" (1990) are now plowing their way through Mexican oil fields, gobbling up everything and everyone around. The Mexican government, desperate to stop this reign of terror, has offered to pay fifty
31.
Chain Reaction (1996) as Fbi Agent Ford
After years of tireless work, a team of scientists and technicians at the University of Chicago have tapped a simple, yet almost infinitely powerful way to produce energy from water--cleanly, efficiently, abundantly--for a fuel-starved, pollution-weary world. What impact will this discovery have on us all? Student machinist Eddie Kasalivich and scientist Lily Sinclair are about to get the explosive answer. Suddenly caught in a chain reaction of murder and high-tech espionage, the two colleagues are forced to go on the lam after being framed for the murder of their mentor, visionary scientist Dr. Alistair Barkley, and the sabotage of their laboratory. Barkley had been determined to give details of the discovery freely to all nations. Others insisted on discretion--and would go to any lengths to keep it from getting out. With a half-dozen federal agencies pursuing them across the country, Eddie and Lily set out to discover who is behind this far-reaching, shadowy and deadly conspiracy.
32.
Blue Villa, The (1995) as Frank
A psychological riff on Wagner's opera set on a Greek island populated by mah-jongg playing Asians.
33.
Two Small Bodies (1994) as Lieutenant Brann
A nasty, sexist detective investigates the disappearance of two small children, whose sexually uninhibited mother may or may not have murdered them.
34.
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) as Rocco
The intrepid, now-retired police Lt. Frank Drebin is drawn undercover after coming upon an unconscionable terrorist plot--all the while trying to ignite the hot-burning embers with his new wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin.
35.
Short Cuts (1993) as Stuart Kane
Episodic narrative based on nine short stories and one poem by the late Raymond Carver, detailing the longings and thwarted lives of a disparate group of individuals in contemporary Southern California.
36.
Bob Roberts (1992) as News Anchor Chip Daley (Pittsburgh)
Story about the cultural hysteria surrounding a right-wing folk-singer-turned-politician who runs for the Senate in Pennsylvania. Ultimately, his campaign is tarnished by reports of corruption.
37.
Equinox (1992) as Paris
A struggling writer with a big secret attempts to intertwine the lives of two drastically different personalities.
38.
The Player (1992) as Walter Stuckel
A rising producer tries to cover up the accidental killing of a screenwriter who was stalking him.
39.
Four Eyes And Six Guns (1992) as Wyatt Earp
An optometrist in the Old West joins Marshal Wyatt Earp in a gunfight with the infamous Doom brothers.
40.
Thunderheart (1992) as Jack Milton
An FBI man gets back in touch with his Native roots investigating a murder on a reservation.
41.
Dark Wind, The (1991) as Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
Based on Tony Hillerman's mystery novel concerning an American Indian policeman. Assigned to a seemingly mundane case of vandalism, a Navajo Tribal Police detective discovers a mystery involving revenge and murder.
42.
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) as Detective Harry Phillip Lovecraft
The world comes close to destruction when a private detective tries to locate a priceless book of magic. Set in Los Angeles circa 1948.
43.
Henry & June (1990) as Henry Miller
The story of the relationship between Anais Nin and Henry Miller, which led to his book Tropic of Cancer
44.
Backtrack (1990) as Pauling
After accidentally witnessing a mafia murder, a Los Angeles artist is hunted down by the killers, the police and a lovestruck hit-man.
45.
Miami Blues (1990) as Sergeant Hoke Moseley
The story of a criminal who wants to go straight but can't quite make it, and the ex-hooker he falls in love with.
46.
Tremors (1990) as Earl Basset
Two country handymen, Earl Basset and Valentine McKee, discover that their desolate town of Perfection, Nevada is infested with gigantic man-eating wormlike creatures that live below ground. The slightest vibration caused by movement attract the creatures to attack without warning, exploding out of the ground with jaws opened to swallow with deadly precision. The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans as the two unlikely heroes team up with a couple of zany characters, Burt and Heather Gummer, along with a shapely seismology student.
47.
Off Limits (1988) as Dix
Set in 1968 Vietnam, military police are on the trail of a high-ranking military officer who has been killing prostitutes.
48.
Big Business (1988) as Roone Dimmick
Two sets of identical twins, switched at birth, end up on opposite ends of a corporate labor power struggle.
49.
Prince of Pennsylvania, The (1988) as Gary Marshetta
In a remote Pennsylvania coal-mining town, a depressed teenager, whose father is cheating on his mother, develops and unlikely friendship with a half-baked hippie woman who runs an old drive-in. Together, they concoct a plan to kidnap the boy's father in order to steal the family fortune.
50.
Florida Straits (1986) as Lucky Boone
Three adventurers brave the Cuban jungles to seek a fortune in buried gold. The three men, two Americans and a Cuban, must brave bandits, hurricanes and machine gun attacks on the way to the treasure. After finding the gold, hidden in an abandoned power station, the two Americans are ready to cele
51.
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) as Remo Williams
A New York City cop is recruited by a special government agency to become a secret agent and is trained by a Korean martial arts master before he must go up against some evil arms manufacterers.
52.
Secret Admirer (1985) as Lou Fimple
An unsigned love letter causes chaos amongst some high-schoolers and their parents.
53.
Swing Shift (1984) as Biscuits Toohey
During World War II, a women has an affair with a co-worker and must deal with the after war repercussions.
54.
UFOria (1984) as Sheldon
Sheldon Bart is a drifter and con man who runs into his old friend Brother Bud in a small town. Bud is holding revival meetings and fencing stolen cars on the side. Soon after Sheldon starts working with Bud, he falls in love with local supermarket checker Arlene, a lonely, religious woman, and beli
55.
Silkwood (1983) as Morgan
A laborer at a nuclear power plant risks her life to report unsafe practices.
56.
Uncommon Valor (1983) as Wilkes
A man's son has been missing in Vietnam for ten years. No longer able to live the nightmare of not knowing whether his son is dead or alive, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Utilizing the strength of his own convictions, he enlists the help of a number of men to rescue his son and all the MIAs.
57.
The Right Stuff (1983) as Gus Grissom
The first astronauts fight for their place in space.
58.
Timerider (1983) as Lyle Swann
Lyle Swann is a dirt bike racer who is participating in the Baja 1000 cross-country race when he accidentally stumbles across a time travel experiment. Swann rides back into 1877 before the system arranges for his return to the present. When Swann arrives in a small, 19th-century Mexican village, th
59.
Southern Comfort (1981) as Rifleman Lonnie Reece
The nine, new National Guardsmen performing training exercises in the Louisiana Bayou have no ammunition, but offend some citizens in the area with their cocky behavior. With their pride at stake, the locals fight back and a guerilla war starts between the two sides.
60.
Carny (1980) as Jack
Frankie and Patch are partners in a dunk-the-bozo booth in a carnival that is traveling through the South. In one small town, a teenager named Donna is encouraged by Frankie to join the carnival, and she moves in with him, into the trailer he shares with Patch. Feeling rejected, Patch plans to get r
61.
Belle Starr (1980) as Ned Christie
The dramatization, with contemporary feminist overtones, of the last few months in the life of the notorious Old West bandit queen, from the time she was burned out of her ranch in Texas where she is living with her Indian husband and her son by outlaw Jim Reed and daughter by Cole Younger to her be
62.
Tilt (1979) as Lenny
Tilt is the story of a young girl (Tilt (Brenda Louise Davenport)), who is a pinball machine wizard. Because she does not get on with her parents, Tilt is contemplating running away from home, and skipping school one day she decides to go to Mickey's Bar. Mickey, who is Tilt's good friend, helps her set up a gambler for a pinball game. Because the gambler is unaware of Tilt's pinball wizardry, he is easily hustled out of his money. While watching the confrontation, a young man (Neil Gallagher), who is a potential country and western singer and who has tried to hustle and cheat the pinball champion (Harold "The Whale" Remmens), is impressed with Tilt's ability, congratulating her after the win. Because Neil Gallagher has to raise money to make a demo tape of his songs, he has an idea of taking Tilt with him and having her hustle would-be gamblers. Neil invites Tilt to watch him sing at a rock concert, and after seeing him sing, she believes that he can become a great singer. Henry Bertolino, Neil's manager, thinks his plan is a bad idea and they have a dispute resulting in Henry abandoning Neil. Neil Gallagher then explains his story to Tilt, telling her that they will have a contract between them, and because she was already considering leaving home, she decides to go with Neil. But Tilt is unaware that she will eventually be playing Harold "The Whale" Remmens.
63.
L'età di Cosimo de Medici (1979)
Set during the Florentine Renaissance, the story of artist Leone Battista Alberti and his powerful patron, Cosimo de'Medici.
64.
Escape From Alcatraz (1979) as John Anglin
A prison lifer attempts to tunnel his way out of the inescapable island fortress.
65.
Cartesius (1973)

Producer (feature film)

66.
Miami Blues (1990) as Executive Producer
The story of a criminal who wants to go straight but can't quite make it, and the ex-hooker he falls in love with.

Cast (special)

67.
Right Stuff, The (2001) as Narration
Tom Wolfe wanted to know what "makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle. . . and wait for someone to light the fuse?" In his groundbreaking book, "The Right Stuff," his subjects were the Mercury astronauts who became caught up in America's feverish space race, and were hurled
68.
John Steinbeck: An American Writer (1999) as Voice Over (Reading Of Steinbeck Works)
Profile of the American writer John Steinbeck, author of "The Grapes of Wrath," "Of Mice and Men," "East of Eden" and "Cannery Row."
69.
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1994) as Himself
A record of the making of Robert Altman's film "Short Cuts" (USA/1993), comprising interviews with Altman himself, his entire cast, various technicians on the project and Tess Gallagher, the widow and literary executor of Raymond Carver, on whose short stories "Short Cuts" is based.
70.
Price of Life, The (1991) as Crouch
A short film about a future society where time is actually used as money thereby shortening the buyer's life.
71.
Noon Wine (1985)
The drama, adapted from a story by Katherine Anne Porter, tells of a Swedish immigrant who arrives on a small Texas farm at the turn of the century for work, is hired, and subsequently, and inadvertantly, causes the downfall of his employer when a suspicious visitor comes to call.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

72.
Proximity (2001)
A prisoner overhears several guards talking about knocking him off and must find a way to get out.
73.
Invasion Earth (1998) as Major General David Reece
A brutal alien race known as the "nD's" are traveling through space destroying all signs of life in their path, and their next target is Earth. The capture of an unidentified flying object over Scotland and unusual data received by a satellite monitoring station prompt an investigation by officials.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

74.
10.5 (2004) as Frank Nolan
When a series of increasingly powerful earthquakes start hitting America's northwestern coast, a seismologist concludes that the temblors are related and will get worse unless they can be stopped. As the situation follows her predictions, the president orders extreme measures be taken, including the
75.
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000) as Black Jack Bouvier
Miniseries dramatizing the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, based on the biography of Donald Spoto. Beginning with Jackie's childhood in the dysfunctional Bouvier family, the story follows her marriage to President John F. Kennedy, with whom she co-authored progressive policies on civil rights an

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