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      R. Lee Ermey

      R. Lee Ermey

      Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Man of the House (2005)

      Birthday: Mar 24, 1944

      Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, USA

      It only makes sense that R. Lee Ermey found such long-running success using the same tough-talking persona in countless film and TV roles. For Ermey, the persona was based more on reality than on Hollywood magic. Born in Emporia, Kansas in 1944, Ermey had a penchant for mischief as a teenager, and was arrested more than once. Finally, at age 16, a judge offered him a choice between enlisting in the military and serving jail time, and he happily chose the former. Ermey served in Marine Wing Support Group 17 for several years, including 14 months spent deployed to the Vietnam War. After he was discharged, he landed an opportunity to serve as a technical advisor on the film "Apocalypse Now" (1979), also playing a small role in the film. He later signed on to offer similar advisement to Stanley Kubrick on the movie "Full Metal Jacket" (1987), but after Kubrick watched Ermey ream out extras in a training video, he decided to cast him in the film as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The role made Ermey an extremely well known face, and he would continue to put his on screen persona to use for the next three decades, memorably appearing as the police captain in "Seven" (1995) and the TV announcer in "Starship Troopers" (1997), and hosting History Channel's "Mail Call" (History, 2002-07). Ermey passed away in 2018. He was 74 years old.

      Highest rated movies

      Dead Man Walking
      Leaving Las Vegas
      Full Metal Jacket
      Seven Mississippi Burning
      Taking Sides
      Run Ronnie Run!
      Body Snatchers

      Photos

      FULL METAL JACKET, Vincent D'Ofofrio, Matthew Modine, Lee Ermey, 1987, drill sergeant screaming at the recruits TOY STORY 2, R. Lee Ermey as Sergeant, 1999 FULL METAL JACKET, R. Lee Ermey, 1987, drill sergeant yelling at recruits PREFONTAINE, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Jared Leto, 1997, (c)Buena Vista Pictures PREFONTAINE, R. Lee Ermey, Jared Leto, 1997, (c)Buena Vista Pictures DEAD MAN WALKING, R. Lee Ermey, Celia Weston, 1995, (c)Gramercy Pictures WILLARD, R. Lee Ermey, Crispin Glover, 2003, (c) New Line Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, R Lee Ermey, 'Trophy', Season 12, Ep. #7, 11/03/2010, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, R Lee Ermey, 'Trophy', Season 12, Ep. #7, 11/03/2010, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, R Lee Ermey, 'Trophy', Season 12, Ep. #7, 11/03/2010, ©NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, R Lee Ermey, 'Trophy', Season 12, Ep. #7, 11/03/2010, ©NBC SWITCHBACK, Ted Levine, R. Lee Ermey, 1997, (c)Paramount THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, R. Lee Ermey, 2006, (c) New Line THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, R. Lee Ermey, Cyia Batten, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, 2006, (c) New Line Cinema THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, R. Lee Ermey, Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matthew Bomer, 2006. ©New Line Cinema THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, R. Lee Ermey, Matthew Bomer, 2006. ©New Line Cinema SWITCHBACK, R. Lee Ermey, 1997. ©Paramount FLETCH LIVES, Chevy Chase, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey, 1989 WILLARD, R. Lee Ermey, Crispin Glover, 2003, (c) New Line WILLARD, R. Lee Ermey, Crispin Glover, 2003, (c) New Line

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      95% 84% Filmworker Self $102.6K 2017
      16% 39% The Watch Manfred (Character) $34.4M 2012
      98% 90% Toy Story 3 Sarge (Voice) $415.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 28% Solstice Leonard (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 26% Shark Bait Jack (Voice) - 2006
      15% 53% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Sheriff Hoyt (Character) $39.5M 2006
      9% 46% Man of the House Captain Nichols (Character) $19.1M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Y.M.I. John (Character) - 2004
      37% 58% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt (Character) $80.1M 2003
      64% 51% Willard Mr. Martin (Character) $6.9M 2003
      63% 82% The Salton Sea Verne Plummer (Character) $676.7K 2002
      71% 72% Run Ronnie Run! Lead Kidnapper (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A.K.A. Birdseye Sheriff Gathers (Character) - 2002
      10% 45% Megiddo President Richard Benson (Character) $6.0M 2001
      73% 73% Taking Sides General Wallace (Character) $189.0K 2001
      50% 10% Scenes of the Crime Mr. Parker (Character) - 2001
      60% 56% Recess: School's Out Colonel O'Malley (Voice) $36.7M 2001
      18% 51% Saving Silverman Coach (Character) $19.4M 2001
      No Score Yet 21% Chaos Factor Col. Ben Wilder (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 43% Jericho Marshall (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 60% Skipped Parts Caspar Callahan (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 11% On the Borderline Capt. Elias (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 81% You Know My Name Nix (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 0% The Apartment Complex Frank Stanton (Character) - 1999
      100% 87% Toy Story 2 Sarge (Voice) $245.9M 1999
      52% 77% Life Older Sheriff Pike (Character) $64.0M 1999
      No Score Yet 7% Avalanche Gary (Character) - 1999
      20% 53% Gunshy Jerry (Character) - 1998
      31% 46% Switchback Sheriff Buck Olmstead (Character) $6.5M 1997
      No Score Yet 17% The Sender Colonel Rosewater (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Billy Paxton (Character) - 1997
      56% 78% Prefontaine Bill Bowerman (Character) $584.2K 1997
      No Score Yet 0% Dead Men Can't Dance Sen. Pullman T. Fowler (Character) - 1997
      67% 71% The Frighteners Sgt. Hiles (Character) $16.5M 1996
      67% 64% Soul of the Game Wilkie (Character) - 1996
      100% 92% Toy Story Sarge (Voice) $31.3M 1995
      54% 79% Murder in the First Judge Clawson (Character) $16.1M 1995
      91% 85% Leaving Las Vegas Conventioneer (Character) $29.9M 1995
      95% 86% Dead Man Walking Clyde Percy (Character) $37.1M 1995
      83% 95% Seven Police Captain (Character) $100.1M 1995
      No Score Yet 35% Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Preacher Brian (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 9% Love Is a Gun Frank Deacon (Character) - 1994
      12% 35% On Deadly Ground Stone (Character) $36.0M 1994
      No Score Yet 29% Chain of Command Benjamin Brewster (Character) - 1993
      71% 43% Body Snatchers General Platt (Character) $54.8K 1993
      63% 59% Sommersby Dick Mead (Character) $46.4M 1993
      9% 36% Hexed Det. Ferguson (Character) $2.4M 1993
      41% 66% Toy Soldiers General Kramer (Character) $13.4M 1991
      No Score Yet 0% The Terror Within II Von Demming (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 41% Kid Luke (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Weller (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 19% I'm Dangerous Tonight Lt. Ackman (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 24% Endless Descent Capt. Phillips (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Demonstone Col. Joe Haines (Character) - 1989
      37% 55% Fletch Lives Jimmy Lee Farnsworth (Character) $32.9M 1989
      No Score Yet 69% The Siege of Firebase Gloria Hafner (Character) - 1988
      79% 90% Mississippi Burning Mayor Tilman (Character) $33.7M 1988
      90% 94% Full Metal Jacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor (Character) $42.9M 1987
      20% 64% Purple Hearts Bwana (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 76% The Boys in Company C Sergeant Loyce (Character) - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Military Makeover Unknown (Character),
      Host
      2016-2017
      85% 76% The Simpsons Colonel Leslie Hapablap (Guest Voice) 1995 2015
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy Warden (Guest Voice) 2001 2011
      96% 89% Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wildcat (Voice) 2009-2011
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Walter Burlock (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock N' Load With R. Lee Ermey Host 2009
      35% 80% Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      90% 96% House John House (Guest Star) 2005 2008
      No Score Yet 71% SpongeBob SquarePants Warden (Guest Voice) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mail Call Host 2002-2007
      30% No Score Yet Father of the Pride Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
      83% 86% Scrubs Janitor's Father (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Unknown (Voice) 1999 2001
      93% 100% Action Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      60% No Score Yet Cracker Lt. Fry (Character) 1997-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maximum Bob Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      74% 86% The X-Files Reverend Patrick Findley (Guest Star) 1995
      70% No Score Yet Space: Above and Beyond Unknown (Character) 1995
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
      20% No Score Yet Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      71% 85% Miami Vice Det. Sgt. Ernest Haskell (Guest Star) 1987