Charles Cyphers - Rotten Tomatoes

Charles Cyphers

Highest Rated:   97% Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Lowest Rated:   29% Death Wish II (1982)
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Specializing in middle-aged characters even in his twenties, American actor Charles Cyphers has been a familiar face on the TV-movie landscape since the early '70s. Cyphers was particularly well served by director John Carpenter, who cast the actor in Assault on Precinct 13 (1975), Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), and Escape From New York (1981). Carpenter also featured Cyphers as Sam Phillips in the made-for-TV Elvis (1979). Perhaps it's coincidence, or perhaps a private joke between actor and director: Whatever the case, Cyphers' character names in his Carpenter films are often lifted from real life. For example, he played Dan O'Bannon in The Fog (screenwriter O'Bannon is Carpenter's most frequent collaborator) and Leigh Brackett in Halloween (Brackett, a female screenwriter, worked on such films as Rio Bravo, which Carpenter remade as Assault on Precinct 13). On TV, Charles Cyphers was seen on The Betty White Show (1975), as Hugo Muncy, White's cross-dressing stunt double.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Methodic
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Critical Mass
  • Henderson
2001
No Score Yet Mach 2
  • Harry
2001
83% Major League
  • Charlie Donovan
1989
No Score Yet Big Bad Mama II
  • Stark
1987
No Score Yet Hunter's Blood
  • Woody
1987
93% Honkytonk Man
  • Stubbs
1982
No Score Yet The Executioner's Song
  • Noall Wootton
1982
29% Death Wish II
  • Donald Kay
1982
31% Halloween II
  • Sheriff Leigh Brackett
1981
85% Escape from New York
  • Secretary of State
1981
No Score Yet Borderline
  • Ski
1980
No Score Yet A Force of One
  • Dr. Eppis
1979
71% The Fog
  • Dan O'Bannon
1979
No Score Yet Elvis
  • Sam Phillips
1979
No Score Yet Friendly Fire
  • Tom Loomis
1979
No Score Yet Someone Is Watching Me
  • Gary Hunt
1978
93% Halloween
  • Brackett
1978
81% Coming Home
  • Pee Wee
1978
60% Gray Lady Down
  • Actor
1978
63% MacArthur
  • Gen. Harding
1977
No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Michael Brandon
1977
97% Assault on Precinct 13
  • Starker
1976
No Score Yet Vigilante Force
  • Perry
1976
No Score Yet Truck Turner
  • Drunk
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Injured Civil War Re-enactor Richter
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Coach

Quotes from Charles Cyphers' Characters