Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter

Highest Rated: 95% The Artist (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Wagons East! (1994)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1938

Birthplace: Long Beach, New York, USA

As one of Hollywood's hardest working character actors, Ed Lauter appeared in small supporting roles in more than 200 movies and television shows, in the process becoming an instantly recognizable face though never a household name. His imposing height, fierce squint and effortlessly intimidating demeanor made him a natural for playing authority figures of both the benign and malevolent variety, and his near constant output yielded a number of unforgettable film performances, from the sadistic yet ultimately honorable Captain Knauer in Robert Aldrich's "The Longest Yard" (1974), to Maloney, the arsonist-turned-gas station owner in Hitchcock's final film, "The Family Plot" (1976), to Peppy Miller's dutiful butler in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "The Artist" (2011). Lauter was also a familiar face on television, playing the stern Captain Cain on "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC, 1979-1981) and its spin-off, "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" (NBC, 1979-1981), as well as the uncharacteristically sympathetic role of Fire Captain Dannaker on "ER" (NBC, 1998-2002), in addition to scores of guest appearances on other series and supporting roles in TV movies. Though audiences may have struggled to remember his name, Ed Lauter's tough, authoritarian image was a familiar and reliable staple of American film and television up until his death in October 2013.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beautiful Ones Dante Tancredi (Character) - 2017
66% 40% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Sheriff Underwood (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Pass Pastor (Character) - 2013
64% 49% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Big Jim (Character) $13.8K 2012
51% 66% Trouble With the Curve Max (Character) $35.8M 2012
95% 87% The Artist Peppy's Butler (Character) $44.7M 2011
No Score Yet 29% The Frankenstein Syndrome Dr. Walton (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 50% Expecting a Miracle Walter Enright (Character) - 2009
50% 20% Godspeed Mitch (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetwater Joe Lapchick (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 47% Camille Sheriff Steiner (Character) - 2008
83% 62% The Lost Ed Anderson (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Standards Harry (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 52% The Prince and the Pauper Pop (Character) - 2007
55% 53% Seraphim Falls Parsons (Character) $413.9K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Lawrence (Character) - 2006
31% 62% The Longest Yard Duane (Character) $158.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Purple Heart Civilian (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Mayor Crawley (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 20% Art Heist Victor Boyd (Character) - 2004
33% 12% Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Gen. Jack Gordon Shepherd (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 17% The Librarians John Strong (Character) - 2004
77% 76% Seabiscuit Charles Strub (Character) $120.1M 2003
No Score Yet 90% Go for Broke Warden Lessen (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Bandit Harry Koslow (Character) $1.7K 2002
29% 55% Not Another Teen Movie The Coach (Character) $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet 50% Farewell, My Love Sergei Karpov (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 37% Knight Club Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civility Detective Erickson (Character) - 2000
83% 80% Thirteen Days General Marshall Carter (Character) $34.6M 2000
No Score Yet 55% Blast Swenson (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Out in Fifty Ed Walker (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 51% A Bright Shining Lie General Weyand (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 16% Top of the World Mel Ridgefield (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Allie & Me Detective Frank Richards (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 8% Dollar for the Dead Jacob Colby (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 57% Under Wraps Kubat (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Childhood Sweetheart? Sheriff Bowman (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 27% Mercenary Jack Cochran (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married to a Stranger Harry (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Colin Kreuger (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raven Hawk Sheriff Daggert (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 16% The Sweeper Molls (Character) - 1996
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Earl (Character) $11.5M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rattled Murray Hendershot (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coyote Summer Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 13% Digital Man General Roberts (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in the Cadillac Ben Wilmer (Character) - 1995
8% 27% Trial by Jury John Boyle (Character) $6.8M 1994
0% 31% Wagons East! John Slade (Character) $3.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders Glen Emory (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Investigation Captain Maguire (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 31% Extreme Justice Capt. Shafer (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement Dallas Hale (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Lieutenant Driscoll (Character) - 1992
60% 68% School Ties Alan Greene (Character) $12.5M 1992
66% 65% The Rocketeer FBI Agent Fitch (Character) $46.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennessee Nights Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 100% Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Unknown (Character) - 1988
7% 34% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Buzz Mussinger (Character) $25.5M 1987
38% 68% Youngblood Murray Chadwick (Character) $14.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firefighter B.C. Thompson (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Sheriff Leroy Doyle (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Greater Alarm B.C. Thompson (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 68% The Last Days of Patton Dr. Lt.Col. Paul S. Hill (Character) - 1986
29% 28% Raw Deal Baker (Character) $14.8M 1986
38% 77% Girls Just Want to Have Fun Colonel Glenn (Character) - 1985
11% 54% Death Wish 3 Richard Shriker (Character) $15.9M 1985
53% 31% Lassiter Smoke (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seduction of Gina Carl (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 43% The Cartier Affair Lyndon Dean (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 25% Finders Keepers Josef Sirola (Character) - 1984
63% 45% Cujo Joe Camber (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 8% The Big Score Parks (Character) - 1983
33% 50% Eureka Charles Perkins (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 48% In the Custody of Strangers Judge Halloran (Character) - 1982
17% 71% Death Hunt Hazel (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy Who Drank Too Much Gus Carpenter (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 80% The Jericho Mile Jerry Beloit (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Freedom Riders Raleigh Porter (Character) - 1979
84% 64% Magic Duke (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Undercover Years With the KKK Raleigh Porter (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clone Master Bender (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover With the KKK Raleigh Porter (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 55% The Chicken Chronicles Mr. Nastase (Character) - 1977
17% 49% The White Buffalo Tom Custer (Character) - 1977
52% 31% King Kong Carnahan (Character) - 1976
92% 62% Family Plot Joe Maloney (Character) - 1976
60% 59% Breakheart Pass Major Claremont (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Shadow in the Streets Siggy Taylor (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Hours Before Morning Bud Delaney (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Satan's Triangle Strickland (Character) - 1975
79% 75% The Longest Yard Captain Knauer (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Godchild Crees (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Midnight Man Leroy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Migrants Mr. Barlow (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Lolly Madonna XXX Hawk Feather (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Class of '63 Dave McKay (Character) - 1973
67% 61% Executive Action Operations Chief (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Driver Burton Colt (Character) - 1973
67% 49% The Last American Hero Burton Colt (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 65% Dirty Little Billy Tyler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 62% The New Centurions Galloway (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 22% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Scott Elliot (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 42% Rage Simpson (Character) - 1972
67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Ted (Character) - 1972
92% 71% Bad Company Orin (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
82% 80% Shameless Dick Healey (Guest Star) 2013
81% 90% The Office Sam Stone, Sr. (Guest Star) 2013
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Jerry Rasmussen (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Barclay Tobin (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 80% ER Fire Captain Dannaker (Guest Star) 1998-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
74% 86% The X-Files Col. Marcus Aurelius Belt (Guest Star) 1993
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Cmdr. Albert (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's Golden Years Gen. Louis Crewes (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 70% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Martin Stillman (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Joseph Bloomberg (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Dr. Joseph Ford (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Deputy (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Sergeant (Guest Star) 1971

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