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      Luke Askew

      Luke Askew

      Highest Rated: 87% Will Penny (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 14% South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

      Birthday: Mar 26, 1932

      Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, USA

      Since the 1960s, Luke Askew has made a career out of playing ruthless bad guys on television and in films. His long hair was an anomaly when he made his first appearance in 1967's "Hurry Sundown," so the director, Otto Preminger, required him to hide it under a hat for the role. Later that year, he made an impression as the aggressive chain gang guard, Boss Paul, who roughs up Paul Newman's title character in the prison drama "Cool Hand Luke." The following year he appeared as Sergeant Albert C. Provo, in the war film "The Green Berets" alongside John Wayne. It was his role as a communal-living hitchhiker in the 1969 generation-defining hit "Easy Rider," starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda as two bikers crossing the country in pursuit of freedom, that brought him to the public's attention and virtually ensured his cult status. His first television role came two years later on an episode of the Western classic "Bonanza," which starred Lorne Greene as a rancher. Since then, he has appeared on many other classic TV programs, including the private detective program "The Rockford Files," the fantasy-drama "Fantasy Island," and the action program "The Six Million Dollar Man." In 2007, he took on a recurring role as Hollis Greene, the leader of a cutthroat polygamist group, on the program "Big Love," which is centered on a fictional Mormon family in Utah.

      Highest rated movies

      Will Penny
      Easy Rider
      Rolling Thunder
      Traveller
      Frailty
      The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
      Posse
      The Devil's Brigade

      Photos

      THE GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID, Luke Askew, Cliff Robertson, R.G. Armstrong, Wayne Sutherlin, 1972 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE!, Ed Lauter, James B. Sikking, Michael Callan, Lee Van Cleef, Luke Askew, William Lucking, Pedro Armendariz Jr., 1972 FLAREUP, Luke Askew, 1969 TRAVELLER, Luke Askew, Bill Paxton, 1997, (c)October Films EASY RIDER, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Luke Askew, 1969 POSSE, Bill Burton, Bruce Dern, Kirk Douglas, Luke Askew, 1975 THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Justin Ashforth, Luke Askew, Shia LaBeouf, 2005, (c) Walt Disney THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Marnie McPhail, Robin Wilcock, Justin Ashforth, Luke Askew, 2005, (c) Walt Disney POSSE, Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Luke Askew, 1975

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      75% 78% Frailty Sheriff Smalls (Character) $13.1M 2002
      14% 27% South of Heaven, West of Hell Leland Henry (Character) $26.4K 2000
      No Score Yet 62% Vendetta William Parkerson (Character) - 1999
      79% 50% Traveller Boss Jack Costello (Character) $500.6K 1997
      No Score Yet 20% Savage Capt. Rohmer (Character) - 1995
      20% 54% Frank and Jesse Lone Rider (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations The Warden (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 12% Dune Warriors William (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 55% No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers Atteron (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of the white Horse Frank Brown (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 50% Kung Fu: The Movie Sheriff Mills (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 27% The Warrior and the Sorceress Zeg the Tyrant (Character) - 1984
      17% 33% The Beast Within Dexter Ward (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 37% Wanda Nevada Ruby Muldoon (Character) - 1979
      80% 78% Rolling Thunder Automatic Slim (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Deputy Sheriff Brookes (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 25% The Quest Crane (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 80% MacKintosh and T.J. Cal (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 62% Part 2, Walking Tall Pinky Dobson (Character) - 1975
      67% 52% Posse Krag (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Aaron Cord (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Wife... and Death Snell (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Oscar Wellman (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Games D.D. Franklin (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Max Chabriol (Character) - 1974
      56% 82% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Eno (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Slipstream Mike Mallard (Character) - 1973
      73% 45% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Jim Younger (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 24% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Mark Skinner (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 63% The Culpepper Cattle Company Luke (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 79% The Glass House Bibleback (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 16% Angel Unchained Jonathan Tremaine (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nest of Vipers Luke (Character) - 1969
      84% 82% Easy Rider Stranger on highway (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 14% Flareup Alan Moris (Character) - 1969
      23% 61% The Green Berets Sgt. Provo (Character) - 1968
      57% 68% The Devil's Brigade Pvt. Hubert Hixon (Character) - 1968
      87% 75% Will Penny Foxy (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 69% The Happening Second Motorcycle Officer (Character) - 1967

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      93% No Score Yet Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Noah Harwood (Guest Star) 1989 1991
      No Score Yet 73% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 39% Airwolf Tony (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 80% Knight Rider Ron Austin (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Banner (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Al (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Nicholson (Character) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Ben Zelko (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest American Hero Matt (Guest Star)