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Also Known As: Dale A. Dye Usmc (Ret.), Captain Dale Dye, Dale A. Dye Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Profession: technical advisor, actor, producer, screenwriter, magazine editor

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Actor and technical advisor Dale Dye took a circuitous route to a film and TV career--20 years in the Marine Corps. He enlisted as a teenager in 1964, and spent from 1967 to 1970 in Vietnam, where he was wounded in action three times, fought in the Tet Offensive and helped evacuate Saigon and Phnom Penh. Dye served with the British Royal Marine Commandos in Norway and Denmark, and saw duty in Beirut in 1982. After mustering out, he was briefly executive editor of SOLDIER OF FORTUNE magazine.

Actor and technical advisor Dale Dye took a circuitous route to a film and TV career--20 years in the Marine Corps. He enlisted as a teenager in 1964, and spent from 1967 to 1970 in Vietnam, where he was wounded in action three times, fought in the Tet Offensive and helped evacuate Saigon and Phnom Penh. Dye served with the British Royal Marine Commandos in Norway and Denmark, and saw duty in Beirut in 1982. After mustering out, he was briefly executive editor of SOLDIER OF FORTUNE magazine.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Great Raid, The (2005)
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 Spy Game (2001) Commander Wiley (Rescue Sequence)
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 Rules of Engagement (2000) General Perry
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 Mutiny (1999)
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 Saving Private Ryan (1998) War Department Colonel
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1964:
Enlisted in Marine Corps at age 19 (January)
1967:
Served in Vietnam
1982:
Served in Beirut
1984:
Left Marines, served as editor of SOLDIER OF FORTUNE for one year
1986:
Film debut (as actor and technical advisor), "Invaders from Mars"
1986:
Formed Warriors, Incorporated, a technical advising company (date approximate)
1986:
Initial collaboration with Oliver Stone, "Platoon"; served as technical advisor and played small role
1988:
TV debut (acting only) in series "Supercarrier" (ABC)
1989:
First collaboration with Steven Spielberg, acted in "Always"
1989:
Reunited with Stone as both technical advisor and actor in "Born on the Fourth of July"
1990:
Debut as producer, also provided story and co-starred in "Fire Birds"
1991:
Reteamed with Oliver Stone for "JFK"
1992:
Had featured role in "Under Seige"
1992:
Was military technical advisor on Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans"
1993:
Fourth collaboration with Stone, "Heaven and Earth"
1994:
Reprised role in sequel "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"
1994:
Served as technical advisor on Robert Zemeckis' Oscar-winner "Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks
1994:
Reteamed with Oliver Stone for a fifth time on "Natural Born Killers"
1997:
Acted as military technical advisor on "Starship Troopers"
1998:
Served as technical advisor on Steven Spielberg's WWII-era drama "Saving Private Ryan", starring Tom Hanks; also had small role
2001:
Served as techinical advisor and appeared in the WWII-era HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"
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Education

Missouri Military Academy: Mexico , Missouri -
University of Maryland: Baltimore , Maryland - 1981

Notes

"The plain fact of the matter is there's so much about making films that is absolutely analogous to running a military outfit. In 21 years, I've had to do things you wouldn't believe in order to survive." --Dale Dye quoted in PREMIERE, January 1990

"Yes, my training is tough. It's particularly tough if you've never faced deprivation. Because deprivation is what soldiers live with constantly." --Dye on what he does through Warriors Incorporated, quoted in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, July 24, 1998

"When I saw ['Saving Private Ryan'], the first guy I wanted to thank after the credits rolled was Dale Dye, because we looked like soldiers, and he did that. During boot camp and even during shooting, if you were forgetting the soldier side of your performance or your training, he'd scream at you. He'd say, we don't want to dishonor the guys who died on that beach or in that war, and I don't think we did." --Edward Burns to THE NEW YORK TIMES. July 19. 1998

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