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Clu Gulager

Highest Rated:   100% The Last Picture Show (1971)
Lowest Rated:   14% Piranha 3DD (2012)
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Actor Clu Gulager started out as the latest in a long line of Brando/Dean "method" types in the late 1950s. Gulager's searing interpretation of Mad Dog Coll on a 1959 episode of The Untouchables, coupled with his multi-faceted portrayal of Billy the Kid on the TV western series The Tall Man (1960-62) gained him a brief fan following. He was also quite impressive as Lee Marvin's fellow hit man in The Killers (1964), which would have been the very first made-for-TV movie had not its excessive violence necessitated a theatrical release. Turning prematurely gray in the late 1960s, Gulager went on to play flinty authority figures on such weekly series as The Survivors (1969), San Francisco International Airport (1971) and The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove (1979). He was also seen in numerous miniseries, most prominently as Lt. Merrick in Once an Eagle (1976) and General Sheridan in North and South II (1986). One of his better big-screen roles was Abilene in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971). Briefly entertaining notions of becoming a film director, Clu Gulager helmed the obscure 1969 short subject A Day with the Boys.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
93% Blue Jay
  • Producer
  • Waynie
$5.7k 2016
80% Out of Print
  • Actor
2016
97% Tangerine
  • The Cherokee
2015
No Score Yet Give Til It Hurts
  • Actor
2015
14% Piranha 3DD
  • Mo
$0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Vic
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead
  • Actor
2011
74% Piranha 3-D
  • Actor
$24.9M 2010
No Score Yet Feast 3: The Happy Finish
  • Bartender
2009
No Score Yet Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds
  • Bartender
2008
56% Feast
  • Bartender
2006
No Score Yet King
  • William Sullivan
$0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Ballad of a Gunfighter
  • Uncle Buck Peters
2000
No Score Yet Palmer's Pick-Up
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Gunfighter
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Puppet Master V (Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet The Killing Device
  • Smitty
1993
No Score Yet In The Line Of Duty: Ambush In Waco
  • McLennan County Sheriff
1993
No Score Yet Eddie Presley
  • Sid
1992
33% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  • Dark Glasses
1991
No Score Yet The Willies
  • Greeley Principal
1990
No Score Yet Raven Red Kiss-Off
  • Desk Sergeant
1990
60% Tapeheads
  • Norman
1988
63% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • Lt. Baker
1988
No Score Yet The Uninvited
  • Albert
1988
No Score Yet Teen Vamp
  • Reverend
1988
78% The Hidden
  • Flynn
1987
No Score Yet Summer Heat
  • Will
1987
No Score Yet Hunter's Blood
  • Mason Rand
1987
No Score Yet From a Whisper to a Scream
  • Stanley Burnside
1987
40% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • Mr. Walsh
1985
91% The Return of the Living Dead
  • Burt
1985
No Score Yet Prime Risk
  • Paul Minsky
1985
41% Into the Night
  • Federal Agent
1985
No Score Yet Bridge Across Time
  • Peter Dawson
1985
No Score Yet The Initiation
  • Dwight Fairchild
1984
No Score Yet Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Sam
1984
No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as The Gambler---The Adventure Continues
  • Actor
1983
43% Lies
  • Doctor Bartlett
1983
No Score Yet Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Touched by Love
  • Don Fielder
1980
No Score Yet The Gambler
  • Rufe Bennett
1980
No Score Yet A Force of One
  • Dunne
1979
No Score Yet Willa
  • Joe Welch
1979
No Score Yet A Question of Love
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet He Who Walks Alone
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Ski Lift to Death
  • Marv Gilman
1978
No Score Yet The Other Side of Midnight
  • Bill Fraser
1977
No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging
  • Charlie Cobb
1977
No Score Yet Once an Eagle
  • Lt. Merrick
1976
No Score Yet Wonderland Cove
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Hit Lady (The Deadly Touch)
  • Roarke
1974
50% McQ
  • Franklin Toms
1974
No Score Yet Smile, Jenny, You're Dead
  • Detective Milt Bosworth
1974
No Score Yet The Glass House
  • Brian Courtland
1972
No Score Yet Footsteps
  • Jonas Kane
1972
No Score Yet Molly and Lawless John
  • Deputy Tom Clements
1972
100% The Last Picture Show
  • Abilene
1971
50% Winning
  • Larry Morechek
1969
No Score Yet A Day with the Boys
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1969
78% The Killers
  • Lee
1964
No Score Yet The Bull of the West
  • Actor
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Walt
  • 1988
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Stoler
  • 1982

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