Ed Lauter - Rotten Tomatoes

Ed Lauter

Highest Rated:   96% The Artist (2011)
Lowest Rated:   0% Into the Fire (2005)
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Birthplace:   Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA
An English major in college, Ed Lauter worked as a stand-up comic before entering films in 1971. The tall, menacing Lauter has generally been typecast as humorless, easily corruptible authority figures. He was at his meanest as the vindictive Captain Knaur in Robert Aldrich's The Longest Yard. His TV credits include such roles as Sheriff Cain in BJ and the Bear (1979-80) and General Louis Crewes in Stephen King's The Golden Years (1991). In 1976, Ed Lauter was afforded a rare leading role--and a sympathetic one to boot--in the made-for-TV murder mystery Last Hours Before Morning (1976). Lauter appeared in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard and had a small role in the Oscar-winning film The Artist (2011). He also had a recurring role on the TV series Shameless. Lauter passed away in 2013 of mesothelioma at age 74, with several films in post-production, awaiting release.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Beautiful Ones
  • Dante Tancredi
2017
No Score Yet Chief Zabu
  • Skip
2016
70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • Sheriff Underwood
2014
93% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
64% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
  • Jim Fitzgerald
2012
51% Trouble with the Curve
  • Max
$35.8M 2012
96% The Artist
  • Le majordome
$44.7M 2011
No Score Yet The Frankenstein Syndrome (The Frankenstein Experiment)
  • Dr. Walton
2011
50% Godspeed
  • Mitch
2010
No Score Yet The Prometheus Project
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Camille
  • Sheriff Steiner
2009
80% The Lost
  • Ed Anderson
2008
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Pop
2007
8% The Number 23
  • Father Sebastian
$35.1M 2007
54% Seraphim Falls
  • Parsons
$0.3M 2007
No Score Yet The American Standards
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Venice Underground
  • Capt. John Sullivan
2006
0% Into the Fire
  • Capt. Cutler
2005
No Score Yet Brothers in Arms
  • Mayor Crawley
2005
31% The Longest Yard
  • Duane
$157.9M 2005
No Score Yet Purple Heart
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Art Heist
  • Victor Boyd
2004
33% Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
  • J.G. Shepherd
2004
77% Seabiscuit
  • Charles Strub
$120.2M 2003
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Malicious Intent
  • Erickson
2002
No Score Yet Gentleman Bandit
  • Harry
2002
No Score Yet Go for Broke
  • Warden Lessen
2002
No Score Yet Strike Force
  • John Strong
2001
29% Not Another Teen Movie
  • The Coach
$37.9M 2001
No Score Yet Knight Club
  • Fire Marshal
2001
No Score Yet Python
  • Pilot
2001
83% Thirteen Days
  • Gen. Marshall Carter
2000
60% Hickey & Boggs
  • Ted
2000
No Score Yet Blast
  • Swenson
2000
No Score Yet Farewell, My Love
  • Sergei Karpov
2000
No Score Yet Top of the World
  • Ridgenfield
1999
No Score Yet Out in Fifty
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Dollar for the Dead
  • Colby
1998
No Score Yet Allie & Me
  • Det. Frank Richards
1998
No Score Yet A Bright Shining Lie
  • Gen. Weyand
1998
No Score Yet Under Wraps
  • Kubat
1997
No Score Yet Married to a Stranger
  • Harry, Megan's Father
1997
No Score Yet Mercenary
  • Jack Cochran
1997
No Score Yet The Sweeper
  • Molls
1996
No Score Yet Raven Hawk
  • Sheriff Doggert
1996
31% Mulholland Falls
  • Earl
1996
No Score Yet For Which He Stands
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Rattled
  • Murray Hendershot
1996
No Score Yet Coyote Summer
  • Callie's Uncle
1996
90% Leaving Las Vegas
  • Mobster No. 3
1995
86% The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Gen. Stevenson
1995
No Score Yet Breach of Trust
  • Colin Kreuger
1995
No Score Yet Digital Man
  • General Roberts
1995
No Score Yet Girl In The Cadillac
  • Ben
1995
9% Trial by Jury
  • John Boyle
1994
0% Wagons East!
  • Slade
1994
No Score Yet Secret Sins of the Father
  • Arnold Carter
1994
No Score Yet Extreme Justice
  • Capt. Shafter
1993
No Score Yet Under Investigation
  • Captain Maguire
1993
No Score Yet Goodbye, Miss 4th of July
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Murder So Sweet
  • Glen Emory
1993
68% School Ties
  • Allan Greene
1992
No Score Yet Hitz
  • Dallas Hale
1992
No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? Bambi Bembenek
  • Lt. Driscoll
1992
62% The Rocketeer
  • Fitch
1991
71% My Blue Heaven
  • Actor
1990
90% Born on the Fourth of July
  • Legion Commander
1989
50% Fat Man and Little Boy
  • Whitney Ashbridge
1989
29% A Brother's Justice
  • Mr. Kelly
1989
No Score Yet Black Water
  • Sheriff Williams
1989
7% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
  • Buzz
1987
No Score Yet The Thanksgiving Promise
  • Coach Gruniger
1986
No Score Yet Firefighter (The Greater Alarm)
  • B.C. Thompson
1986
No Score Yet The Last Days of Patton
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Yuri Nosenko, KGB
  • Tyler
1986
25% Raw Deal
  • Baker
1986
No Score Yet 3:15 (3:15 The Moment Of Truth)
  • Moran
1986
38% Youngblood
  • Coach Murray Chadwick
1986
6% Death Wish 3
  • Richard Shriker
1985
75% Real Genius
  • CIA Man Decker
1985
38% Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Col. Glenn
1985
No Score Yet Nickel Mountain
  • W.D. Freund
1985
No Score Yet The Cartier Affair
  • Lyndon Dean
1984
No Score Yet Eureka
  • Perkins
1984
No Score Yet Finders Keepers
  • Josef Sirola
1984
71% Lassiter
  • Smoke
1984
No Score Yet The Big Score
  • Parks
1983
60% Cujo
  • Joe
1983
No Score Yet Timerider
  • Padre
1983
No Score Yet Time Rider
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers
  • Judge Halloran
1982
No Score Yet The Amateur
  • Anderson
1982
17% Death Hunt
  • Hazel
1981
No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
  • Frank Morris
1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
  • Jones Sr.
1980
No Score Yet Loose Shoes
  • Sheriff
1980
No Score Yet The Jericho Mile
  • Jerry Beloit
1979
No Score Yet Love's Savage Fury
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Greatest Heroes of the Bible
  • Actor
1979
83% Magic
  • Duke
1978
No Score Yet The Chicken Chronicles
  • Mr. Nastase
1977
20% The White Buffalo
  • Capt. Tom Custer
1977
50% King Kong
  • Carnahan
1976
95% Family Plot
  • Maloney
1976
78% Breakheart Pass
  • Claremont
1975
77% The French Connection II
  • General Brian
1975
No Score Yet Satan's Triangle
  • Strickland
1975
81% The Longest Yard
  • Capt. Wilhelm Knauer
1974
No Score Yet The Migrants
  • Mr. Barlow
1974
50% Executive Action
  • Chief
1973
No Score Yet The Last American Hero
  • Burton Colt
1973
No Score Yet Lolly-Madonna XXX (The Lolly-Madonna War)
  • Hawk Feather
1973
No Score Yet Class of '63
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Rage
  • Orderly Simpson
1972
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy
  • Tyler
1972
91% Bad Company
  • Orin
1972
No Score Yet The New Centurions
  • Galloway
1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride!
  • Scott Elliott
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Shep McAvoy
  • 2008
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Timothy Miller
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Clay Tobin
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Fire Capt. Dannaker
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Mulroney's Defense Co-counsel
  • 2000
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Lt Colonel Marcus Belt
  • 1993
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Lt. Albert
  • 1992

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