Bud Cort

Bud Cort

Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 29, 1948

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA

Branded as Hollywood's preeminent manchild after playing misunderstood youths in Robert Altman's "Brewster McCloud" (1971) and Hal Ashby's "Harold and Maude" (1971), Bud Cort found it difficult to find steady work as an actor when the film industry homogenized mid-decade. Sidelined by traumatic injuries suffered in a 1979 automobile accident, the former mentee of Groucho Marx turned to character work at home and abroad. In addition to contributing memorable supporting roles to Amy Jones' "Love Letters" (1983), Andre Konchalovskiy's "Maria's Lovers" (1984) and Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of the sci-fi classic "Invaders from Mars," Cort was called upon to play the occasional lead in such offbeat projects as "The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud" (1984) and "Bates Motel" (1987), a pilot for a proposed NBC series based on Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960). More than a decade after his film debut, one of the actor's more prominent film appearances found him shunted out of the frame entirely as the voice for a lovelorn computer pining for cellist Virginia Madsen in the CD-rom-com "Electric Dreams" (1984). Seen later in his career in diverse roles in Michael Mann's "Heat" (1995), Kevin Smith's "Dogma" (1999) and Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004), Cort proved himself to be the unlikeliest of Hollywood survivors and a rare juvenile performer able to transition successfully to mature roles.

Highest rated movies

And the Band Played On
Harold and Maude
Brewster McCloud
The Chocolate War
The Big Empty




93% 84% The Little Prince The King (Voice) $1.3M 2015
56% 82% The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou Bill Ubell (Character) $24.0M 2004
67% 48% The Big Empty Neely (Character) - 2003
14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Agent Otts (Character) $26.4K 2000
80% 74% Pollock Howard Putzel (Character) $8.6M 2000
25% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Shorty (Character) $52.5K 2000
42% 74% But I'm a Cheerleader Peter (Character) $2.2M 1999
67% 85% Dogma John Doe Jersey/God the Man (Character) $30.7M 1999
No Score Yet 66% Sweet Jane Dr. Geiler (Character) $967 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jitters Michael (Character) - 1997
0% 18% Theodore Rex Spinner (Character) $53.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in the Cadillac Bud (Character) - 1995
100% 88% And the Band Played On Antique shop owner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ted and Venus Ted Whitley (Character),
- 1991
17% 69% Brain Dead Jack Halsey (Character) - 1990
50% 29% Out of the Dark Doug Stringer (Character) $419.4K 1989
83% 67% The Chocolate War Brother Jacques (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 35% Love at Stake Parson Babcock (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 36% Bates Motel Alex West (Character) - 1987
38% 33% Invaders From Mars Mark Weinstein (Character) $4.8M 1986
43% 59% Maria's Lovers Harvey (Character) - 1984
44% 71% Electric Dreams Edgar (Voice) - 1984
No Score Yet 50% The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 21% Love Letters Danny De Fronso (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Dances Alone Director (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Laughing Mueller (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave New World Bernard Marx (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitler's Son Willi Hitler (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 82% Why Shoot the Teacher? Max Brown (Character) - 1977
92% 84% Pumping Iron Self - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hallucinating Trip Massimo (Character) - 1975
86% 93% Harold and Maude Harold Chasen (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 73% The Strawberry Statement Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Traveling Executioner Jimmy Croft (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% Gas-s-s-s Hooper (Character) - 1970
86% 82% Brewster McCloud Brewster McCloud (Character) - 1970
84% 83% M*A*S*H Private Boone (Character) - 1970


No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
97% 82% Ugly Betty Priest (Guest Star) 2007
74% 85% Arrested Development Himself (Guest Star) 2006
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Newt (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Marvin Harris (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969