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Birth Place: Winnetka, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Peanut Butter Falcon, The (2018)
After running away from a nursing home, a man with Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who coaches him to accomplish his aspiration of becoming a professional wrestler.
White Boy Rick (2018)
Richard Wershe Jr. was 14 when he became an undercover informant for law enforcement in the 1980s, and then became a major drug dealer until he was arrested at age 17.
Nostalgia (2018)
Storyline is under wraps.
Nation's Fire (2018)
A mother teams up with a Marine to seek revenge on the person who killed her son.
Chappaquiddick (2017)
Scandal and mystery surround the tragic drowning of a young woman as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. True accounts,
Our Souls at Night (2017)
A widow and widower who have been friends for many years begin a romantic relationship.
American Violence (2017)
A psychologist researching the root causes of violent behavior interviews a death row inmate and must decide if a stay of execution should be granted.
Class Rank (2016)
Hateful Eight, The (2015)
In the late 19th century, a motley group of stagecoach passengers - two bounty hunters, a Confederate general, an Englishman, a Frenchman and a female prisoner - become stranded in the mountains during a blizzard and take refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, where they soon discover they all share a deadly connection.
Cut Bank (2014)
Dwayne McLaren dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, "the coldest spot in the nation," with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra. When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly acco
Nebraska (2013)
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous old alcoholic thinks he's struck it rich and wrangles his son into taking a road trip across the heartland of America to claim the fortune.
Twixt (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)
A freed slave tries to rescue his wife from a ruthless plantation owner with the help of a bounty hunter.
Inside Out (2011)
For the last thirteen years AJ has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to murder his best friend, high-strung, low-level mobster. Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a life free of crime. Unfortunately, within hours of le
Choose (2011)
All is not well in sleepy suburbia....Woken in the middle of the night, teenager Sara finds her parents tied to their bed by a terrifying intruder. An intricate hour-glass filled with blood is placed before her and she is told that she has 60 seconds to choose which of her parents should die. If she
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America's age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy's brand of Red Scare terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-spon
Golden Boys, The (2009)
Three 70-year-old retired sea captains, in 1905 Cape Cod, try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.
Lightkeepers, The (2009)
Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.
American Cowslip (2009)
Trapped in small-town California USA Ethan Inglebrink is searching for the perfect moment in a life that is running out of time. And the odds are against him.
Swamp Devil (2008)
The daughter of a wanted man returns home to discover something evil lurking in the local swamp.
Cake Eaters (2007)
Two dysfunctional families are thrown together by the return of one family's prodigal son, forcing the clans' members to battle old ghosts and work through emotional issues as they search for love at any cost.
Hard Easy, The (2007)
A simple job turns out to be very complicated - and very bloody - when two separate teams of jewel thieves converge on the same score at the same time.
Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)
From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was a natural for NASA's astronaut training program and was well on his way when a family situation forced him to drop out. Bu
Believe In Me (2006)
In early 1960's Oklahoma, a time of economic distress and small town politics, high-school sports are an integral part of the town's fabric and pride. But girls' sports are an afterthought and warrant little or no attention. Clay Driscoll, a young coach with big dreams, is hired by the local superin
Walker Payne (2006)
In 1957, a charming seducer and underachiever in a small town is forced to make heartbreaking decisions to save his two daughters.
Down in the Valley (2005)
When Harlan Carruthers, a charismatic cowboy who seems as if he would be much more at home in Monument Valley than in the San Fernando Valley, has a chance encounter with Tobe, a bored and restless suburban teenager, both of their lives are turned upside down. To Harlan, Tobe embodies all the purity
Monster (2004) as Thomas [Tom]
In 1989, a love story unfolds in the midst of the horrors and pathologies of two misfits: Aileen Wuornos, a drifter prostitute and Selby Wall, sent by her parents to live with an aunt in Florida in order to "cure her homosexuality." Nearing suicidal despair, Aileen wanders into a bar, where she meet
Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003) as Cast
Albert is special. He can hear the fish talking under the ice. That's his secret to being a champion ice fisherman. He's well into his twenties, but Mom still accompanies him to tournaments, where he has won hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. When streetsmart Tuey and her hypochondriac
Masked & Anonymous (2003)
Set somewhere, sometime in an unnamed country, torn by civil war with unclear battle lines, impressario Uncle Sweetheart is scheming to find a headliner for a benefit concert. The purpose of the concert is unclear and the charity that the profits go to is its promoter's pockets. Nina Veronica is the
Madison (2001) as Harry Volpi
In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. Immediately, Jim seizes his opportunity to enter the contest. With a
Glass House, The (2001) as Alvin Begleiter
Ruby and her younger brother Rhett's parents, Grace and Dave Baker, are killed in a car crash. Thereafter, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass become their guardians, as per Grace and Dave's will. Ruby and Rhett are promised a world of opulence and California fun--all they have to do i
All the Pretty Horses (2000) as Judge
In 1949, young Texas cowboy John Grady Cole leaves home with buddy Lacey Rawlins and goes down to Mexico, where he falls in love with Alejandra, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when the romance culminates in arrest, Mexican jail and a murder in self-defense, the cowboy must put his taste fo
Haunting, The (1999) as Mr Dudley
Hill House was built 130 years ago by a textile baron for his wife and children that they would never have. Instead it was filled with stories of tragedy and ominous tales of death that left the house uninhabited...or so it seemed. A century later, Dr. David Marrow discovers the house and, intrigued by its history, he invites three of his patients to the house as part of a sleep disorder study. Theo, Luke and Nell come to the sudden realization that sleep will not be on the agenda when ghosts of the past manifest in terrifying visitations and the house seems to take a particularly strong interest in Nell as Dr. Marrow''s study evolves into an examination of human fear.
Premonition, The (1999) as Winston
As a serial bomber terrorizes the city, veteran ex-cop/ex-con Logan McQueen investigates the only lead -- a notorious murderer imprisoned on death row who claims to be having dreams that foretell the terrible crimes. When the bomber kidnaps the convict''s daughter, McQueen races against a ticking bomb to save her life.
Small Soldiers (1998) as Voice Of Link Static
In the small suburban town of Winslow Corners, Ohio, life is quiet, people are friendly, and action figures are only toys. Then again, don''t judge an action figure by its box. Meet the Commando Elite--action figures with an attitude. To them, everything else is just a toy...including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commando''s sworn enemies: the Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the Commandos long enough to find the lost island of Gorgon. Unfortunately, the Commando Elite is not interested in truces or negotiations...and they don''t take prisoners.
Perfect Prey (1998) as Captain Swaggert
An ex-Texas Ranger with a private score to settle and a top Houston detective try to nab an elusive serial killer with a strange fetish and a penchant for collecting antique dolls.
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997) as Interviewee
Interviews and film clips re-create the glorious history of the American western.
Last Man Standing (1996) as Sheriff Ed Galt
With its unpaved streets and rickety buildings, Jericho, Texas is an unlikely outpost for gun-toting mobs from Chicago. But with Prohibition in full swing, tweed-suited rum-runners have corrupted and terrorized this sleepy border town. Civil law is dead. Like their bosses in the Windy City, the leaders of Jericho''s rival crime families are warring for control of a lucrative bounty of booze: truckloads of 100-proof, making their way from Mexico to a thirsty nation''s illicit network of gin joints and speakeasies. Fatefully, a mysterious loner, Smith, passes through looking for a place to spend the night, but quickly decides to cash in on the action. He cleverly hires himself out to each gang while remaining loyal to no one but himself. A soldier-of-fortune with his own agenda, he betrays both sides to the other in a bold attempt to destroy the bootleggers and rescue what remains of Jericho''s shell-shocked residents. But a traitor cannot live among mercenaries without being exposed and killed.
Down Periscope (1996) as Admiral Yancy Graham
Nuclear submarine captain wannabe Tom Dodge's dream command turns out to be an underseas nightmare when he's handed the reigns of the U.S.S. Stingray, a decrepit rustbucket of a diesel sub. The just-out-of-mothballs, World War II-vintage tub is only the beginning of Tom's problems as he embarks on a
Mrs. Munck (1996) as Patrick Leary
A widow takes into her care a wheelchair-bound older man who once taunted her.
Wild Bill (1995) as Will Plummer
This Western tale chronicles the latter-day exploits of one of the Old West's most colorful true-life legends. Wherever Wild Bill Hickok goes, men want to be him, women want to love him, and some, trying to make their own name, want a piece of him. Bill knows his glory days are fleeting, but he is d
Mother's Prayer, A (1995) as John Walker
Rosemary Holmstrom is the widowed mother of 8 year-old T.J. When she is diagnosed as HIV-positive, she is faced not only with the fear and process of dying, but also the shame and fear of the short life ahead of her. Monitored at a health clinic by a sometimes caustic but always understanding nurse,
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994) as George Putnam
Pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart makes her 1937 fatal last flight.
Dead Man's Revenge (1994) as Payton Mccay
The victims of a ruthless, land-grabbing railroad baron extract a clever revenge in a sting operation.
It's Nothing Personal (1993) as Billy Archer
A disheartened policewoman leaves the force to become a bounty hunter.
Diggstown (1992) as John Gillon
"Rocky" meets "The Sting," in this story about a boxer and a con artist.
Carolina Skeletons (1991) as Junior Stoker
In 1967, a Marine Corps officer returns from the Vietnam War to his home in rural South Carolina determined to clear his dead brother's name of the murders of two young girls in 1934.
Into the Badlands (1991) as T L Barston
Set in the American west in the 1870s, the film weaves together a series of stories that are brought together by the narration of a bounty hunter.
Court-martial Of Jackie Robinson, The (1990) as Scout Ed Higgins
A movie that documents Jackie Robinson''s 1944 legal challenge, as a U.S. Army lieutenant, to the military''s racial segregation policy.
After Dark, My Sweet (1990) as Uncle Bud
The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
'Burbs, The (1989) as Mark Rumsfield
A suburban father decides to stay home for a peaceful summer vacation, but his plans are shattered when a weird family moves in next door.
Trenchcoat in Paradise (1989) as John Hollander
A detective from New Jersey crosses a crime boss, travels to Hawaii, and ends up tackling the Islands' biggest case.
1969 (1988) as Cliff
Two young men in the 1960's come to terms with their opinions about the Vietnam war and draft resistance.
World Gone Wild (1988) as Ethan
A post-apocalyptic community is in danger of being taken over by a cult leader.
Big Town, The (1987) as Mr Edwards
A hot young gambler gets caught between a mob boss and his moll.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987) as Augustine St Clair
An adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 anti-slavery novel, and the first to adhere to Stowe's clear abolitionist vision -- showing the anguish, strength, and pride of Tom. The story follows the lives of two slaves, Eliza and Tom, after they have been sold to pay off a plantation owner's debt.
On the Edge (1986) as Wes Holman
Toughlove (1985) as Rob Charters
Distraught parents are forced by their rebellious teenaged children to resort to extreme measures -- even at the risk of losing them forever. They turn to their local Toughlove family support program in the desperate hope of an eleventh-hour solution.
That Championship Season (1982) as George Sitkowski
A group of men who were teammates on their high school's basketball team get together for a reunion. After some visiting and drinking, old resentments and long-suppressed anger come to the surface, and the men find their long-time friendships in danger of ending.
Harry Tracy (1982) as Harry Tracy
Tattoo (1981) as Karl
Karl Kinski is a tattoo artist who is commisioned to paint fake tattoos on a model named Maddy for an ad campaign. But when the mentally unbalanced Karl becomes obsessed with Maddy he kidnaps her, holding her captive and tattooing her body with his designs as if she were a canvas.
Middle Age Crazy (1980) as Bobby Lee
The Driver (1978) as Detective
A getaway car driver locks horns with a detective out to arrest him.
Coming Home (1978) as Captain Bob Hyde
While her husband serves in Vietnam, a young woman falls in love with a disabled veteran.
Black Sunday (1977) as Michael Lander
Terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly plague at the Superbowl.
Family Plot (1976) as Lumley
A phony psychic takes on a pair of kidnappers.
Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) as Grayson Potchuck
In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of sucess.
Posse (1975) as Jack Strawhorn
A U.S. marshal tries to use the hunt for a criminal to launch his political career.
Smile (1975) as "Big Bob" Freelander
A beauty contest disrupts the lives of a group of small-town eccentrics.
The Great Gatsby (1974) as Tom Buchanan
A mysterious tycoon gets mixed up in a former love''''s tangled life.
Laughing Policeman, The (1973) as Leo Larsen
A policeman is among the victims when the passengers of a late-night bus are machine-gunned. With only one semi- conscious survivor and no other witnesses, the detectives try to learn from the identities of the dead why this happened and who the killer could be. Climax includes excellent chase.
Silent Running (1972) as Freeman Lowell
An astronaut guarding the last the Earth''''s forests defies an order to destroy his precious cargo.
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) as Jason Staebler
A talk radio DJ gets involved with his brother's get rich quick scheme.
The Cowboys (1972) as Long Hair [Asa Watts]
When his crew quits, a veteran cattleman trains schoolboys for the big drive.
Thumb Tripping (1972) as Smitty
While a couple of young hippies hitch-hikes through the country, they meet a number of people. Some are nice, some are peculiar, but when they meet a man named Smitty, their trip turns dangerous.
Drive, He Said (1971) as Coach Bullion
A basketball star has more on his mind than shooting hoops, shrugging off his severe coach''s pep talks, fooling around with his professor''s wife, and keeping his 1-A draft status roomie from freaking out.
Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971) as Deputy Doyle Pickett
In this Western series pilot (unrealized), an alcoholic drifter finds himself unchallenged in his run for sheriff in a small town, but campaigning means that he must find the killer of a visiting preacher.
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971) as [Dr.] Roger [Gerard]
A scientist has been experimenting with head transplantation. So when a psycho-killer invades his home and is shot, he grafts his head onto the body of his caretaker's son, a man with a child's mentality. Then the two-headed creation escapes.
Bloody Mama (1970) as Kevin Dirkman
In Depression-era America, Ma Barker leads her three sons on a crime spree that includes the kidnapping of a millionaire. Plus her loyal brood proves to have every perversion imaginable.
Rebel Rousers (1970) as "J. J."
A businessman fights to rescue his pregnant girlfriend from a motorcycle gang.
Castle Keep (1969) as Billy Bix
A small group of American GIs fight to save the castle they''''re stationed in during World War II.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) as James
Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) as Joe Danby
A cowboy drifts into a lawless town and brings things back together.
Number One (1969) as Richie Fowler
A pro quarterback has trouble adjusting to growing older.
The Cycle Savages (1969) as Keeg
Psych-Out (1968) as Steve Davis
A deaf girl gets mixed up in drugs and free love while searching for her missing brother.
Hang 'Em High (1968) as Miller
A mysterious drifter survives a lynching then goes back for revenge.
Will Penny (1968) as Rafe Quint
An Oregon ranchhand finds that his mountain cabin has been appropriated by a woman and her son.
The War Wagon (1967) as Hammond
A rancher and a hired gun join forces to take on the criminal who betrayed them both.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) as May
Il film racconta, come in una cronaca retrospettiva, la cruenta rivalità fra i due più grossi "sindacati" del crimine esistenti negli USA ai tempi del proibizionismo. Uno capeggiato da Al Capone, l'altro da Bugs Moran. In quegli anni ci fu una lunga serie di attentati e «liquidazioni» da entrambe le parti. Nel tentativo di indebolire Al Capone, Moran fa eliminare un suo potente amico della mafia, servendosi di un traditore. Questa fu la goccia che fece traboccare il vaso. Al Capone si vendicò facendo trucidare sette uomini che avevano partecipato all'omicidio, il 14 febbraio 1929 : la notte di San Valentino.
The Trip (1967) as John
A young man drops acid in search of help with his troubled emotional life.
Waterhole #3 (1967) as Deputy
Some renegade Army men steal a cachet of gold and hide it in the desert for later use until a lone cowboy gets wind of it and wants it for himself.
The Wild Angels (1966) as Loser
Attempts to retrieve a stolen motorcycle land a gang member in the hospital.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) as John Mayhew
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''s secrets hidden.
Marnie (1964) as Sailor
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.
Wild River (1960) as Jack Roper
A government employee faces hostility as he prepares Tennessee farmers for a new dam''s construction.

Cast (special)

Decade Under the Influence, A (2003) as Himself
The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion, of questioning every accepted idea: political activism, hedonism, protests, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the music revolution, rage and liberation. Every standard by which we set our social and cultural cloc
It Conquered Hollywood: The Story of American International Pictures (2001) as Interviewee
A salute to "B" moviemakers American International Pictures. Entertainment lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff founded AIP (then called American Releasing Corporation) on a $3000 loan in 1954 with the late James H. Nicholson, a former West Coast exhibitor and distributor. The company made its mark by targeting
Jane Fonda: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress and political activist Jane Fonda.
Rona Barrett: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of Hollywood gossip columnist Rona Barrett, who overcame childhood muscular dystrophy to become a well-known entertainment reporter, newspaper gossip columnist and author. She made the move to television in the early 1960s after undergoing a metamorphosis that included a nose job, losing 30
Intimate Portrait: Laura Dern (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about the life and career of actor Laura Dern.
Mia Farrow: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Mia Farrow.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Hard Ground (2003) as Hutch
James A. Michener's "Space" (1985) as Stanley Mott
James A. Michener's epic best-selling fictional account of America's space program, spanning the years from the end of World War II to the exploration of the moon in the early 1970s and a fictional expedition to the "dark" side, was the basis of this well-received 13-hour miniseries with a stellar c

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Roses Are For the Rich (1987) as Douglas Osborne
Opportunistic and manipulative Autumn McAvan Norton Osborne is the oft-married heroine of this soapy four-hour, two-part saga about a young woman who has clawed her way out of an Appalachian mining town to exact revenge on the powerful businessman who destroyed her family, in this adaptation of the

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