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Doug Hutchison

Highest Rated:   82% The Chocolate War (1988)
Lowest Rated:   0% Fresh Horses (1988)
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One of Hollywood's shoe-ins for deft portrayals of creepy, underhanded, Machiavellian types with an anarchic bite, Doug Hutchison distinguished himself with two career-defining portrayals in the late '80s: he played Obie, a member of a sinister student league at an all-boys' Catholic school, in director Keith Gordon's The Chocolate War (1988), and Sproles, an undercover cop's younger brother who causes problems for an economically divided couple (Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald) in David Anspaugh's romantic drama Fresh Horses (1988). Hutchison frequently rose above the inherent weaknesses of the material he was handed, as in the two said films; one critic observed that Sproles "hoist[ed] [Horses] onto his shoulders for the duration of his scenes." That ability didn't emerge serendipitously; a classically trained performer who received his formal education at Juilliard, Hutchison later studied drama one-on-one under the tutelage of legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner. Unfortunately, within a few years of his astonishing onscreen debuts in 1988, Hutchison's screen activity somewhat declined, and when he did crop up, the projects were unworthy of him (such as 1992's The Lawnmower Man and 1996's Love Always). By the late '90s, however, Hutchison rebounded, with additional roles in A-listers including The Green Mile (1999), I Am Sam (2002), and The Salton Sea (2002). By the tail end of that decade, Hutchison moved into more sensationalistic material, signing for turns in J.T. Petty's horror western The Burrowers (2008) and Lexi Alexander's comic-book superhero film Punisher: War Zone (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Give 'em Hell Malone
  • Matchstick
2010
73% The Burrowers
  • Henry Victor
2008
No Score Yet Moola
  • J.T.
2006
27% No Good Deed
  • Hoop
2003
62% The Salton Sea
  • Morgan
$0.7M 2002
34% I Am Sam
  • Ifty
$40.3M 2001
26% Bait
  • Bristol
$15M 2000
80% The Green Mile
  • Percy
1999
10% Batman & Robin
  • Golum
1997
56% Con Air
  • Donald
1997
67% A Time to Kill
  • Pete Willard
1996
No Score Yet Love Always
  • James
1996
37% The Lawnmower Man
  • Security Technician
1992
82% The Chocolate War
  • Obie
1988
0% Fresh Horses
  • Sproles
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Nigel Crane Dalton Betton
  • 2015
  • 2002
No Score Yet Dr. Drew's Lifechangers
2011-2012
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Wayne Dobar Lane Bradley
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Davros
  • 2010
87% Lost
2004-2010
  • Horace Horace Goodspeed
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Dave Stahl
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Humphrey Becker
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Jackie Cahill
  • 2001
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Eugene Tooms
  • 1994
  • 1993

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