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      Charles Napier

      Charles Napier

      Highest Rated: 100% Citizens Band (1977)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 12, 1936

      Birthplace: Scottsville, Kentucky, USA

      Described by filmmaker and collaborator Russ Meyer as appearing to smile on one side of his mouth while scowling on the other, lantern-jawed character actor Charles Napier essayed a gallery of mad, bad and dangerous detectives, soldiers and cowboys in a wide variety of films, ranging from Meyer's "Supervixens" (1973) to "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985), "The Grifters" (1991), "Miami Blues" (1991) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). The latter was one of numerous small roles he played for director Jonathan Demme, who frequently cast him against type in "Handle with Care" (1977) and "Something Wild" (1986), and the off-kilter humor he showed in those films led to a second career as a wild card comic player in "The Blues Brothers" (1980) "The Cable Guy" (1997) and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1998). Though he won no significant awards for his work, and struggled to come to grips with his status as a cult favorite, Napier was well loved by generations of movie and TV fans who literally grew up watching him, from his earliest appearances on "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69) to his outrageous work with Meyer and dozens upon dozens of low-budget action and horror films, in which he was unquestionably the high point, for over four decades. His death in 2011 was widely memorialized in the media and on the Internet, where fans paid tribute to one of Hollywood's hardest working character players.

      Highest rated movies

      Citizens Band
      Supervixens
      The Silence of the Lambs
      Melvin and Howard
      The Grifters
      Something Wild
      Married to the Mob
      Miami Blues

      Photos

      SUPER VIXENS, (aka SUPERVIXENS), Charles Napier, 1975 THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD, (aka THE GOODS: THE DON READY STORY), from left: Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Charles Napier, 2009. Ph: Sam Emerson/©Paramount Vantage SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Charles Napier, Anthony Hopkins, 1991, (c) Orion LAST EMBRACE, Sam Levene, Charles Napier, Roy Scheider, 1979, (c) United Artists STEEL, Charles Napier, 1997, (c)Warner Bros. THE GRIFTERS, Annette Bening (center), Charles Napier, 1990, (c) Miramax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 10% Life Blood Sherrif Tillman (Character) - 2009
      27% 37% The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. Dick Lewiston (Character) $15.1M 2009
      No Score Yet 30% Shadowheart Sheriff Sanders (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 28% One-Eyed Monster Mohtz (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 50% Black Crescent Moon Father Woods (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 53% Suits on the Loose Gen. Wilkins (Character) $79.4K 2006
      80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate General Sloan (Character) $65.9M 2004
      No Score Yet 29% Dinocroc Sheriff Harper (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgive Me Father Frank Ransom (Character) $580.5K 2002
      69% 77% Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Roy (Voice) $73.2M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Down 'n Dirty Capt. Jerry Teller (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Detective Bailey (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 50% Pirates of the Plain Grandpa (Character) - 1999
      53% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me General Hawk (Character) $206.0M 1999
      56% 54% The Big Tease Warren Crockett (Character) $185.6K 1999
      No Score Yet 40% The Hunter's Moon J.T. Conover (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lima: Breaking the Silence Padre (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 25% Armstrong Robert Zorkin (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Centurion Force Unknown (Character) - 1998
      8% 19% Steel Col. David (Character) $1.7M 1997
      73% 77% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Commander Gilmour (Character) $53.9M 1997
      No Score Yet 34% No Small Ways Unknown (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Macon County Jail Sheriff Dempsey (Character) - 1997
      53% 48% Original Gangstas Mayor (Character) $3.3M 1996
      No Score Yet 33% Riot Agent Devaney (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 3% Alien Species Sheriff Nate Culver (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 56% Max Is Missing Becker (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 29% Felony Detective Duke (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 46% Hard Justice Warden Pike (Character) - 1995
      0% 26% Jury Duty Jed (Character) $14.8M 1995
      No Score Yet 40% 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Jack (Character) $67.8K 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ripper Man Harry (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Choice Nolan Gobal (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 20% Raw Justice Mayor David Stiles (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 0% Fatal Pursuit Herbert (Character) - 1994
      20% 12% Skeeter Ernie Buckle (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Land Cole (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbreakers Horse Connection (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silk Degrees Schultz (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 60% Fist of Justice Underwood (Character) - 1994
      81% 89% Philadelphia Judge Garnett (Character) $76.0M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Center of the Web Agent Williams (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mean Tricks Brian Hornsby (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Die, to Sleep Father (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Instinct John Doogan (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treacherous Crossing Unknown (Character) - 1992
      95% 95% The Silence of the Lambs Lt. Boyle (Character) $130.7M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier's Fortune Col. Blair (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Indio 2: The Revolt IMC President (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Condor Denis (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 5% Future Zone Cindi (Character) - 1990
      85% 62% Miami Blues Sgt. Bill Henderson (Character) $8.8M 1990
      91% 70% The Grifters Gloucester Hebbing (Character) $10.1M 1990
      11% 49% Ernest Goes to Jail Warden (Character) $25.0M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Match Unknown (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cop Target John Granger (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragonfight Moochow (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise: A Gathering of Guns Sheriff Cochran (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 11% Hit List Tom Mitchum (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 38% One Man Force Dante (Character) - 1989
      50% 41% The Incredible Hulk Returns Mike Fouche (Character) - 1988
      88% 49% Married to the Mob Ray (Angela's hairdresser) (Character) $19.7M 1988
      No Score Yet 26% Instant Justice Maj. Davis (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 19% Deep Space Ian McLemore (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kidnapped Lt. O'Bryan (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 17% The Night Stalker Sgt. J.J. Striker (Character) - 1987
      91% 69% Something Wild Irate chef (Character) $6.4M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaws Wolfson Lucas (Character) - 1986
      33% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II Marshall Murdock (Character) $150.2M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of a Golden Sky T.J. Rivers (Character) - 1985
      92% 60% Melvin and Howard Ventura (Character) - 1980
      72% 92% The Blues Brothers Tucker McElroy (Character) - 1980
      58% 32% Last Embrace Dave Quittle (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus Big Bob Johnson (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 40% Thunder and Lightning Jim Bob (Character) - 1977
      100% 68% Citizens Band Chrome Angel (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ransom for Alice Pete Phelan (Character) - 1977
      100% 65% Supervixens Harry Sledge (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonfire Robert W. Morgan (Character) - 1970
      76% 72% Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Baxter Wolfe (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hanging of Jake Ellis Jake Ellis (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 44% Cherry, Harry & Raquel Harry (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien From The Abyss Unknown (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Bert's Dad (Guest Star) 2007
      91% 89% Monk Sheriff Bates (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      85% 76% The Simpsons Grant Conner (Guest Voice) 2001 2003-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 87% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Captain (Guest Voice) 1998
      70% No Score Yet George & Leo Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gen. Rex Denning (Guest Star) 1995
      54% No Score Yet Hudson Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      85% 81% The Critic Duke Phillips (Voice) 1994-1995
      86% 84% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Denver Martin (Guest Star) 1986 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet 86% Street Hawk John Slade (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 64% The A-Team Burt Cross (Guest Star) 1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Gibson (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Digger (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1975 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Sheriff Billy Webster (Guest Star) 1975 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Norderman (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Marty Vaughan (Guest Star) 1975
      80% 89% Star Trek Adam (Guest Star) 1969