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      Charles Cyphers

      Charles Cyphers

      Highest Rated: 96% Halloween (1978)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Gleaming the Cube (1988)

      Birthday: Jul 28, 1939

      Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, USA

      Charles Cyphers is a burly, brusque character actor whose enduring image as a hard-glaring, suspender-wearing law enforcer was first seen among the grainy textures of 1970s cinema and television. In addition to a recurring role on the geriatric sleuth series "Barnaby Jones" and a regular part as the title character's comically oversized stunt double on the action-based sitcom spoof "The Betty White Show," he rose to prominence by appearing in some of the earliest, most famous films of the celebrated horror maestro John Carpenter. His introduction to Carpenter was as the ill-fated prison guard Starker in the vicious breakthrough hit "Assault on Precinct 13" ('76). Two years later, he landed his signature role as the beleaguered Sheriff Leigh Brackett in the director's seminal slasher classic, "Halloween," paving the way for a reprise in the immediate sequel as well as further appearances in Carpenter's other early '80s creepers, the silently spooky "The Fog," and the futuristic action odyssey "Escape from New York." Over the course of the subsequent two decades, he immersed himself in prime-time television, carving out a niche as a consummate, mostly serious, but occasionally silly guest star. After his TV run essentially culminated with his series-long role as a grizzled shop teacher on the unruly classroom comedy "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher," he made a return to low-budget movies, primarily of the horror and action genres. A veritable if humble cult figure, Cyphers isn't above providing a tongue-in-cheek moment or two in roles that pay winking tribute to his famous Sheriff Leigh Brackett persona.

      Highest rated movies

      Halloween
      Assault on Precinct 13
      Escape From New York
      Someone's Watching Me!
      Major League
      Coming Home
      The Fog
      Halloween Kills

      Photos

      Charles Cyphers HALLOWEEN II, Charles Cyphers, Donald Pleasance, 1981 ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, Charles Cyphers, Martin West, 1976

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      39% 66% Halloween Kills Leigh Brackett (Character) $92.0M 2021
      No Score Yet 63% Methodic Chief Sperranza (Character) - 2009
      83% 84% Major League Charlie Donovan (Character) $49.8M 1989
      29% 69% Gleaming the Cube Harvey McGill (Character) $2.5M 1988
      No Score Yet 26% Big Bad Mama II Stark (Character) - 1987
      33% 63% Halloween II Sheriff Leigh Brackett (Character) - 1981
      88% 77% Escape From New York Secretary of State (Character) - 1981
      75% 65% The Fog Dan O'Bannon (Character) $69.5K 1980
      No Score Yet 37% Borderline Ski (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 28% A Force of One Dr. Eppis (Character) - 1979
      86% 43% Someone's Watching Me! Gary Hunt (Character) - 1978
      96% 89% Halloween Sheriff Leigh Brackett (Character) $47.5M 1978
      83% 83% Coming Home Pee Wee (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Michael Brandon (Character) - 1977
      96% 80% Assault on Precinct 13 Starker (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy No. 1 Arthur `'Doc'` Barker (Character) - 1974

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Betty White Show Hugo Muncy (Character) 1977-1978 2021 2024
      50% No Score Yet Hyperion Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      85% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Coach Carl Marin (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1996-1998
      91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 85% ER Injured Civil-War Reenactor (Guest Star) 1995
      89% 92% Seinfeld Gardner (Guest Star) 1995
      50% No Score Yet Deadly Games Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 67% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      88% No Score Yet The George Carlin Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet California Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      86% 84% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Lt. Timothy Chance (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Joe Ganns (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Bumper (Guest Star) 1979 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1975 1977
      100% 81% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Faler (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Faler (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Corky Hill (Guest Star) 1973