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      Ed Lauter

      Ed Lauter

      Highest Rated: 95% The Artist (2011)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Oct 30, 1938

      Birthplace: Long Beach, New York, USA

      Ed Lauter appeared in small supporting roles in more than 200 movies and television shows, in the process becoming an instantly recognizable face. His imposing height, fierce squint and effortlessly intimidating demeanor made him a natural for playing authority figures of both the benign and malevolent variety, and his near constant output yielded a number of unforgettable film performances, from the sadistic yet ultimately honorable Captain Knauer in Robert Aldrich's "The Longest Yard" (1974), to Maloney, the arsonist-turned-gas station owner in Hitchcock's final film, "The Family Plot" (1976), to Peppy Miller's dutiful butler in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "The Artist" (2011). Lauter was also a familiar face on television, playing the stern Captain Cain on "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC, 1979-1981) and its spin-off, "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" (NBC, 1979-1981), as well as the uncharacteristically sympathetic role of Fire Captain Dannaker on "ER" (NBC, 1998-2002), in addition to scores of guest appearances on other series and supporting roles in TV movies. Though audiences may have struggled to remember his name, Ed Lauter's tough, authoritarian image was a familiar and reliable staple of American film and television up until his death in October 2013.

      Highest rated movies

      95% The Artist
      93% Family Plot
      87% Magic
      83% The Lost
      83% Thirteen Days
      83% Bad Company 78% Seabiscuit 76% The Longest Yard

      Photos

      Ed Lauter THE LONGEST YARD, Ed Lauter, Eddie Albert, 1974 FAMILY PLOT, Ed Lauter, 1976 Psych, Dulé Hill (L), Ed Lauter (C), James Roday (R), 'In Plain Fright', Season 5, Ep. #11, 11/17/2010, ©USA BROTHERS IN ARMS, Ed Lauter, 2005. ©Sony Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection BAD COMPANY, Damon Cofer, Jeff Bridges, Ed Lauter, 1972 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE!, Ed Lauter, James B. Sikking, Michael Callan, Lee Van Cleef, Luke Askew, William Lucking, Pedro Armendariz Jr., 1972 DEATH WISH 3, first and third from left: Ed Lauter, Charles Bronson, 1985. ©Cannon Films GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ed Lauter, 1985, © New World Pictures TIMERIDER: THE ADVENTURE OF LYLE SWANN, Ed Lauter, 1982, (c)Jensen Farley Pictures ART HEIST, Ed Lauter, 2004, ©Sony Pictures DEATH WISH 3, from left: Ed Lauter, Charles Bronson, 1985. ©Cannon Films AMATEUR, Ed Lauter, John Savage, 1981. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. LOLLY-MADONNA XXX, from left: Kiel Martin, Joan Goodfellow, Ed Lauter, 1973 LOLLY-MADONNA XXX, from left: Ed Lauter, Randy Quaid, 1973 BREAKHEART PASS, Jill Ireland, Charles Bronson, Ed Lauter, 1975 LOLLY-MADONNA XXX, from left: Season Hubley, Ed Lauter, 1973 BREAKHEART PASS, Ed Lauter, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland, 1975 THIRTEEN DAYS, Tim Kelleher, Steven Culp, Kevin Costner, Ed Lauter, Bill Smitrovich, Bruce Greenwood, Peter White, Henry Strozier, 2000 LOLLY-MADONNA XXX, from left: Rod Steiger, Scott Wilson, Timothy Scott, Season Hubley, Ed Lauter, 1973

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beautiful Ones Dante Tancredi (Character) - 2017
      66% 40% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Sheriff Underwood (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Pass Pastor (Character) - 2013
      64% 50% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Big Jim (Character) $13.8K 2012
      51% 66% Trouble With the Curve Max (Character) $35.8M 2012
      95% 87% The Artist Peppy's Butler (Character) $44.7M 2011
      No Score Yet 29% The Frankenstein Syndrome Dr. Walton (Character) - 2010
      50% 20% Godspeed Mitch (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 54% Expecting a Miracle Walter Enright (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Standards Harry (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 47% Camille Sheriff Steiner (Character) - 2008
      83% 62% The Lost Ed Anderson (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 52% The Prince and the Pauper Pop (Character) - 2007
      57% 53% Seraphim Falls Parsons (Character) $413.9K 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Lawrence (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Purple Heart Civilian (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Mayor Crawley (Character) - 2005
      31% 62% The Longest Yard Duane (Character) $158.1M 2005
      No Score Yet 17% The Librarians John Strong (Character) - 2004
      33% 12% Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Gen. Jack Gordon Shepherd (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 20% Art Heist Victor Boyd (Character) - 2004
      78% 76% Seabiscuit Charles Strub (Character) $120.1M 2003
      No Score Yet 90% Go for Broke Warden Lessen (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Bandit Harry Koslow (Character) $1.7K 2002
      No Score Yet 50% Farewell, My Love Sergei Karpov (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 37% Knight Club Unknown (Character) - 2001
      31% 55% Not Another Teen Movie The Coach (Character) $37.9M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civility Detective Erickson (Character) - 2000
      83% 80% Thirteen Days General Marshall Carter (Character) $34.6M 2000
      No Score Yet 55% Blast Swenson (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 7% Out in Fifty Ed Walker (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Allie & Me Detective Frank Richards (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 21% Dollar for the Dead Jacob Colby (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 14% Top of the World Mel Ridgefield (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 52% A Bright Shining Lie General Weyand (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 27% Mercenary Jack Cochran (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 59% Under Wraps Kubat (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Childhood Sweetheart? Sheriff Bowman (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Married to a Stranger Harry (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 16% The Sweeper Molls (Character) - 1996
      31% 39% Mulholland Falls Earl (Character) $11.5M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Colin Kreuger (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 80% Raven Hawk Sheriff Daggert (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 38% Rattled Murray Hendershot (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 71% Coyote Summer Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 19% Digital Man General Roberts (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in the Cadillac Ben Wilmer (Character) - 1995
      0% 33% Wagons East! John Slade (Character) $3.7M 1994
      8% 29% Trial by Jury John Boyle (Character) $6.8M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Sins of the Father Arnold Carter (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 31% Extreme Justice Capt. Shafer (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders Glen Emory (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Investigation Captain Maguire (Character) - 1993
      60% 69% School Ties Alan Greene (Character) $12.5M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement Dallas Hale (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Lieutenant Driscoll (Character) - 1992
      67% 65% The Rocketeer FBI Agent Fitch (Character) $46.5M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennessee Nights Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 100% Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Unknown (Character) - 1988
      7% 34% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Buzz Mussinger (Character) $25.5M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Sheriff Leroy Doyle (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Firefighter B.C. Thompson (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Greater Alarm B.C. Thompson (Character) - 1986
      31% 29% Raw Deal Baker (Character) $14.8M 1986
      No Score Yet 67% The Last Days of Patton Dr. Lt.Col. Paul S. Hill (Character) - 1986
      44% 69% Youngblood Murray Chadwick (Character) $14.1M 1986
      40% 77% Girls Just Want to Have Fun Colonel Glenn (Character) - 1985
      16% 53% Death Wish 3 Richard Shriker (Character) $15.9M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seduction of Gina Carl (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 38% The Cartier Affair Lyndon Dean (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 25% Finders Keepers Josef Sirola (Character) - 1984
      53% 30% Lassiter Smoke (Character) - 1984
      40% 51% Eureka Charles Perkins (Character) - 1983
      59% 45% Cujo Joe Camber (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 8% The Big Score Parks (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 48% In the Custody of Strangers Judge Halloran (Character) - 1982
      17% 70% Death Hunt Hazel (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Who Drank Too Much Gus Carpenter (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 78% The Jericho Mile Jerry Beloit (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Freedom Riders Raleigh Porter (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover With the KKK Raleigh Porter (Character) - 1978
      87% 64% Magic Duke (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Undercover Years With the KKK Raleigh Porter (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clone Master Bender (Character) - 1978
      17% 51% The White Buffalo Tom Custer (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 55% The Chicken Chronicles Mr. Nastase (Character) - 1977
      93% 62% Family Plot Joe Maloney (Character) - 1976
      54% 31% King Kong Carnahan (Character) - 1976
      68% 59% Breakheart Pass Major Claremont (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Hours Before Morning Bud Delaney (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Shadow in the Streets Siggy Taylor (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 67% Satan's Triangle Strickland (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Migrants Mr. Barlow (Character) - 1974
      76% 75% The Longest Yard Captain Knauer (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Godchild Crees (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midnight Man Leroy (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 31% Lolly Madonna XXX Hawk Feather (Character) - 1973
      60% 58% Executive Action Operations Chief (Character) - 1973
      75% 52% The Last American Hero Burton Colt (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Class of '63 Dave McKay (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Driver Burton Colt (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 67% Dirty Little Billy Tyler (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 45% Rage Simpson (Character) - 1972
      60% 63% The New Centurions Galloway (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 24% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Scott Elliot (Character) - 1972
      83% 72% Bad Company Orin (Character) - 1972
      67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Ted (Character) - 1972

      TV

      Credit
      82% 82% Shameless Dick Healey (Guest Star) 2013
      81% 89% The Office Sam Stone, Sr. (Guest Star) 2013
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Jerry Rasmussen (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Barclay Tobin (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 85% ER Fire Captain Dannaker (Guest Star) 1998-2002
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 86% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      74% 85% The X-Files Col. Marcus Aurelius Belt (Guest Star) 1993
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Cmdr. Albert (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's Golden Years Gen. Louis Crewes (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Robert Nichols (Guest Star) 1987-1988
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Sheriff Orville Yates (Guest Star) 1987
      71% 85% Miami Vice Capt. Cahill (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet 67% The A-Team Major Douglas Kyle (Guest Star) 1983-1984
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Captain Quintin (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Col. Lawrence Grayson (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Character) 1979-1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Martin Stillman (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Joseph Bloomberg (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Floyd (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Dr. Joseph Ford (Guest Star) 1972-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Deputy (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Sergeant (Guest Star) 1971