Charles Cyphers

Charles Cyphers

  • Highest Rated: 98% Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  • Lowest Rated: 28% Halloween II (1981)
  • Birthday: Jul 28, 1939
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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

Box
Office

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
33% Death Wish II Donald Kay 1982
28% Halloween II Sheriff Leigh Brackett 1981
87% Escape from New York Secretary of State 1981
No Score Yet Borderline Ski 1980
76% The Fog Dan O'Bannon 1980
No Score Yet A Force of One Dr. Eppis 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
96% Halloween Brackett 1978
82% Coming Home Pee Wee 1978
67% Gray Lady Down Actor 1978
63% MacArthur Gen. Harding 1977
No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Michael Brandon 1977
98% Assault on Precinct 13 Starker 1976
No Score Yet Vigilante Force Perry 1976
No Score Yet Truck Turner Drunk 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Coach
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Injured Civil War Re-enactor Richter
  • 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Thaddeus Roarke
  • 1993
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
Samuels
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Chance
  • 1991
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Leo
  • 1988
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Bumper Phil
  • 1984
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Arthur Cole Detective Webster Delaney
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Haller
  • 1977
No Score Yet Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher
1998
Al Yaroker

QUOTES FROM Charles Cyphers CHARACTERS

Brackett
Doctor, do you know what Haddonfield is? Families, children, all lined up in rows up and down these streets. You're telling me they're lined up for a slaughterhouse?
Doctor Loomis
They could be.
Brackett
Alright, I'll stay with you through the night, just on the chance that you're right. And if you are right... damn you for letting him go.
Brackett
You know it's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare, huh?
Leigh Brackett
You know, doctor, I'm just about there.
Sam Loomis
What?
Leigh Brackett
The point where I stop taking orders from you.
Leigh Brackett
You couldn't have shot him six times!
Sam Loomis
You think I'm lying, Sheriff?
Leigh Brackett
I think you missed him. No man could take six shots.
Sam Loomis
I'm telling you this isn't a man.
Leigh Brackett
Damn you...
Leigh Brackett
Damn you.
Sam Loomis
I'm sorry...
Sam Loomis
I'm sorry.
Leigh Brackett
What have you done...?
Leigh Brackett
What have you done?
Sam Loomis
I haven't done anything.
Leigh Brackett
YOU LET HIM OUT!
Leigh Brackett
You let him out?!
Sam Loomis
I didn't let him out. I gave orders for him to be restrained.
Doctor Loomis
You must think me a very sinister doctor...oh, I have a permit.
Doctor Loomis
You must think me a very sinister doctor. Oh, I have a permit.
Brackett
Seems to me you're just plain scared.
Doctor Loomis
Yeah, yeah I am...
Doctor Loomis
Yeah, yeah I am.
Brackett
(about Micheal's escape and coming to Haddonfield) - Damn you for letting him go.
Brackett
(about Micheal's escape and coming to Haddonfield) Damn you for letting him go.
Brackett
Every kid in Haddonfield thinks this place is haunted.
Doctor Loomis
They may be right.
Brackett
Somebody broke into the hardware store...Probably kids.
Brackett
Somebody broke into the hardware store. Probably kids.
Annie
You blame everything on kids.
Brackett
What all they took was some Halloween masks, a rope and a couple of knives. Who do you think it was?
Annie
It's hard growing up with a cynical father.
Brackett
Aren't you gonna be late?
Annie
Huh?
Brackett
I SAID AREN'T YOU GONNA BE LATE?!
Brackett
I SAID, AREN'T YOU GONNA BE LATE?!
Annie
He shouts too.
Brackett
A man wouldn't do that.
Doctor Loomis
This isn't a man.
Brackett
You know...it's Halloween. I guess everybody's entitled to a one good scare, huh?
Brackett
You know, it's Halloween. I guess everybody's entitled to a one good scare, huh?
Doctor Loomis
Hey...What is that?
Doctor Loomis
Hey. What is that?
Brackett
A dog...It's still warm.
Brackett
A dog. It's still warm.
Doctor Loomis
He got hungry.