Charles Napier

Charles Napier

Highest Rated: 100% Citizens Band (1977)

Lowest Rated: 0% Jury Duty (1995)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1936

Birthplace: Scottsville, Kentucky, USA

Described by filmmaker and collaborator Russ Meyer as appearing to smile on one side of his mouth while scowling on the other, lantern-jawed character actor Charles Napier essayed a gallery of mad, bad and dangerous detectives, soldiers and cowboys in a wide variety of films, ranging from Meyer's "Supervixens" (1973) to "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985), "The Grifters" (1991), "Miami Blues" (1991) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). The latter was one of numerous small roles he played for director Jonathan Demme, who frequently cast him against type in "Handle with Care" (1977) and "Something Wild" (1986), and the off-kilter humor he showed in those films led to a second career as a wild card comic player in "The Blues Brothers" (1980) "The Cable Guy" (1997) and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1998). Though he won no significant awards for his work, and struggled to come to grips with his status as a cult favorite, Napier was well loved by generations of movie and TV fans who literally grew up watching him, from his earliest appearances on "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69) to his outrageous work with Meyer and dozens upon dozens of low-budget action and horror films, in which he was unquestionably the high point, for over four decades. His death in 2011 was widely memorialized in the media and on the Internet, where fans paid tribute to one of Hollywood's hardest working character players.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 31% Shadowheart Sheriff Sanders (Character) - 2009
27% 37% The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. Dick Lewiston (Character) $15.1M 2009
No Score Yet 10% Life Blood Sherrif Tillman (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 29% One-Eyed Monster Mohtz (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% Black Crescent Moon Father Woods (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 53% Suits on the Loose Gen. Wilkins (Character) $79.4K 2006
No Score Yet 29% Dinocroc Sheriff Harper (Character) - 2004
80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate General Sloan (Character) $65.9M 2004
70% 77% Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Roy (Voice) $73.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgive Me Father Frank Ransom (Character) $580.5K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Detective Bailey (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down 'n Dirty Capt. Jerry Teller (Character) - 2000
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me General Hawk (Character) $206M 1999
No Score Yet 50% Pirates of the Plain Grandpa (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 40% The Hunter's Moon J.T. Conover (Character) - 1999
56% 55% The Big Tease Warren Crockett (Character) $185.6K 1999
No Score Yet 25% Armstrong Robert Zorkin (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lima: Breaking the Silence Padre (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centurion Force Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 34% No Small Ways Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macon County Jail Sheriff Dempsey (Character) - 1997
71% 77% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Commander Gilmour (Character) $53.9M 1997
12% 15% Steel Col. David (Character) $1.7M 1997
53% 46% Original Gangstas Mayor (Character) $3.3M 1996
No Score Yet 3% Alien Species Sheriff Nate Culver (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Riot Agent Devaney (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Max Is Missing Becker (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 40% 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Jack (Character) $67.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ripper Man Harry (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% Hard Justice Warden Pike (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Choice Nolan Gobal (Character) - 1995
0% 26% Jury Duty Jed (Character) $14.8M 1995
No Score Yet 29% Felony Detective Duke (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silk Degrees Schultz (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 0% Fatal Pursuit Herbert (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Land Cole (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbreakers Horse Connection (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 20% Raw Justice Mayor David Stiles (Character) - 1994
20% 12% Skeeter Ernie Buckle (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% Fist of Justice Underwood (Character) - 1994
80% 89% Philadelphia Judge Garnett (Character) $76M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Die, to Sleep Father (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homicidal Impulse John Doogan (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Instinct John Doogan (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treacherous Crossing Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Center of the Web Agent Williams (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier's Fortune Col. Blair (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indio 2: The Revolt IMC President (Character) - 1991
96% 95% The Silence of the Lambs Lt. Boyle (Character) $130.7M 1991
81% 55% Miami Blues Sgt. Bill Henderson (Character) $8.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Condor Denis (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cop Target John Granger (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragonfight Moochow (Character) - 1990
13% 48% Ernest Goes to Jail Warden (Character) $25M 1990
91% 70% The Grifters Gloucester Hebbing (Character) $10.1M 1990
No Score Yet 0% Future Zone Cindi (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 11% Hit List Tom Mitchum (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise: A Gathering of Guns Sheriff Cochran (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 38% One Man Force Dante (Character) - 1989
89% 48% Married to the Mob Ray (Angela's hairdresser) (Character) $19.7M 1988
50% 40% The Incredible Hulk Returns Mike Fouche (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 19% Deep Space Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 26% Instant Justice Maj. Davis (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kidnapped Lt. O'Bryan (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 17% The Night Stalker Sgt. J.J. Striker (Character) - 1987
91% 69% Something Wild Irate chef (Character) $6.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaws Wolfson Lucas (Character) - 1986
35% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II Marshall Murdock (Character) $150.2M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of a Golden Sky T.J. Rivers (Character) - 1985
84% 92% The Blues Brothers Tucker McElroy (Character) - 1980
91% 60% Melvin and Howard Ventura (Character) - 1980
29% 32% Last Embrace Dave Quittle (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus Big Bob Johnson (Character) - 1978
100% 67% Citizens Band Chrome Angel (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ransom for Alice Pete Phelan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Thunder and Lightning Jim Bob (Character) - 1977
100% 65% Supervixens Harry Sledge (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonfire Robert W. Morgan (Character) - 1970
75% 72% Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Baxter Wolfe (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hanging of Jake Ellis Jake Ellis (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 44% Cherry, Harry & Raquel Harry (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Bert's Dad (Guest Star) 2007
91% 90% Monk Sheriff Bates (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
85% 77% The Simpsons Grant Conner (Guest Voice) 2003-2005 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 87% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 94% Rugrats Captain (Guest Voice) 1998
70% No Score Yet George & Leo Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gen. Rex Denning (Guest Star) 1995
54% No Score Yet Hudson Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% 92% The Critic Duke Phillips (Voice) 1994-1995
86% 83% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Col. Nelson Brackett (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street Hawk John Slade (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Digger (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Sheriff Billy Webster (Guest Star) 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Norderman (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
80% 88% Star Trek Adam (Guest Star) 1969

QUOTES FROM Charles Napier CHARACTERS

John Rambo says: Murdock...

Trautman says: He's here.

Murdock says: Rambo, this is Murdock, we're glad you're alive. Where the hell are you? Give us your position and we'll come to pick you up!

John Rambo says: Murdock... I'm coming to get you!

Murdock says: Rambo its good to hear your alive give us your coordinates and well get you out of there

Murdock says: Rambo it's good to hear you're alive, give us your coordinates and well get you out of there.

John Rambo says: Murdock, Im coming for you

John Rambo says: Murdock, I'm coming for you.