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Barton Heyman

  • Highest Rated: 95% Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Lowest Rated: 16% The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
  • Birthday: Jan 24, 1937
  • Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Barton Heyman played character roles on stage and screen. While others aspire to stardom, Heyman described himself as a "working actor," one who prefers to work as a team with other cast members. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Heyman earned a degree in theater arts from U.C.L.A. before launching his career. He made his film debut in the Canadian-made The Naked Flame (1968) and had his first major role in the thriller Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971). Subsequent film roles were quite diverse for the slender, balding actor. In 1995, he played the prison guard who escorts Sean Penn down Death Row for his final appointment in Dead Man Walking. Heyman's Broadway work included appearances in Indians and The Enclave. Heyman also occasionally appeared on television movies such as For Love and Glory (1993). Heyman died of a heart attack in his Manhattan home on May 15, 1996.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

95% Dead Man Walking Captain Beliveau 1995
68% Jeffrey Elderly Man 1995
46% The Basketball Diaries Confessional Priest 1995
57% Raising Cain Mack 1992
83% Roadside Prophets Sheriff Durango 1992
38% Billy Bathgate Banker 1991
No Score Yet Final Verdict Bill Jory 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Det. Martin 1990
88% Awakenings Bert 1990
82% Quick Change Airport Security Chief 1990
No Score Yet The Wizard of Loneliness Hank Kahler 1988
47% Masquerade Tommy McGill 1988
80% Weeds Godot Player 1987
57% The Secret of My Success Arnold Forbush 1987
No Score Yet Billy Galvin Kennedy 1986
No Score Yet Static Sheriff William Orling 1986
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler Preacher 1980
51% Cruising Dr. Rifkin 1980
No Score Yet California Dreaming Jerry 1979
No Score Yet He Who Walks Alone Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Dirty Harry 1977
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Barber 1976
No Score Yet The Super Cops Lt. Stratton 1974
85% The Exorcist Dr. Klein 1973
92% Bang The Drum Slowly Red Traphagen 1973
No Score Yet The Trial of the Catonsville Nine John Hogan 1972
25% Let's Scare Jessica to Death Duncan 1971
No Score Yet Valdez Is Coming El Segundo 1971
No Score Yet Naked Flame Actor 1968

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Jennings
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Victor Norris
  • 1990
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Judge
  • 1983
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Alistair McKnee Jr.
  • 1977
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Lt. Blane
  • 1963

QUOTES FROM Barton Heyman CHARACTERS

Dr. Klein
She said.."Keep your fingers away from my God-damn C***."
Dr. Klein
Keep your fingers away from my God-damn C***.
Dr. Klein
She's heavily sedated. She'll probably sleep through tomorrow.
Chris MacNeil
What was going on in there? How could she fly off the bed like that?
Dr. Klein
Pathological states can induce abnormal strength; accelerated motor performance. Now, for example, say a 90 pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck. Runs out and lifts the wheels a half a foot up off the ground - you've heard the story - same thing here. Same principle, I mean.
Chris MacNeil
So what's wrong with her?
Dr. Klein
We still think the temporal lobe.
Chris MacNeil
Oh what are you talking about, for Christ's sakes? Did you see her or not? She's acting like she's fu**ing out of her mind, psychotic, like a... split personality or...
Chris MacNeil
Oh what are you talking about, for Christ's sakes? Did you see her or not? She's acting like she's fu**ing out of her mind, psychotic, like a split personality or...
Dr. Klein
There haven't been more than a hundred authentic cases of so-called split personality, Mrs. MacNeil. Now I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry. But any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
Chris MacNeil
So, what's next?
Dr. Klein
A pneumoencephalogram, I would think. Pin down that lesion. It will involve another spinal.
Chris MacNeil
Oh, Christ!
Dr. Klein
What we missed in the EEG and the arteriograms could conceivably turn up there. At least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.
Dr. Klein
It's a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemical-electrical activity of the brain. In the case of your daughter, in the temporal lobe - it's up here - in the lateral part of the brain. It's rare, but it does cause bizarre hallucinations and usually just before a convulsion...the shaking of the bed. It's doubtless due to muscular spasms.
Dr. Klein
It's a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemical-electrical activity of the brain. In the case of your daughter, in the temporal lobe - it's up here - in the lateral part of the brain. It's rare, but it does cause bizarre hallucinations and usually just before a convulsion, the shaking of the bed. It's doubtless due to muscular spasms.
Chris MacNeil
Oh no. No, no. That was not a spasm. Look. I got on the bed. The whole bed was thumping and rising off the floor and shaking - the whole thing, with me on it!
Dr. Klein
Mrs. MacNeil, the problem with your daughter is not her bed, it's her brain.
Chris MacNeil
So, uh-hum, what causes this...?
Chris MacNeil
So, uh-hum, what causes this?
Dr. Klein
A lesion; a lesion in the temporal lobe. It's a kind of seizure disorder.
Chris MacNeil
Now look Doc, I really don't understand how her whole personality could change.
Dr. Klein
The temporal lobe is very common...It could last for days or even weeks. It isn't rare to find destructive, even criminal behavior.
Dr. Klein
The temporal lobe is very common. It could last for days or even weeks. It isn't rare to find destructive, even criminal behavior.
Chris MacNeil
Hey, do me a favor will you? Tell me something good.
Dr. Klein
Don't be alarmed. If it's a lesion, in a way she's fortunate. All we have to do is remove the scar.
Chris MacNeil
Well give me an example, like what specifically did she say?
Dr. Klein
Specifically Mrs. MacNeil, she advised me to keep my fingers away from her goddamned cu*t.