Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter

Highest Rated: 95% The Artist (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Into the Fire (2005)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1940

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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Beautiful Ones Dante Tancredi 2017
No Score Yet Chief Zabu Skip 2016
66% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Sheriff Underwood 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
64% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Jim Fitzgerald 2012
51% Trouble with the Curve Max $35.8M 2012
95% 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
No Score Yet Expecting a Miracle (The Miracle of Dommatina) Actor 2009
83% The Lost Ed Anderson 2008
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper Pop 2007
8% The Number 23 Father Sebastian $35.1M 2007
55% 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 $158M 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
78% 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
No Score Yet Blast Swenson 2000
67% Hickey & Boggs Ted 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
30% 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
88% The Tuskegee Airmen Gen. Stevenson 1995
No Score Yet Breach of Trust Colin Kreuger 1995
No Score Yet Girl In The Cadillac Ben 1995
No Score Yet Digital Man General Roberts 1995
8% 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
No Score Yet Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders Glen Emory 1993
60% School Ties Allan Greene 1992
No Score Yet Hitz Dallas Hale 1992
No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? Bambi Bembenek Lt. Driscoll 1992
65% The Rocketeer Fitch 1991
71% My Blue Heaven Actor 1990
87% Born on the Fourth of July Legion Commander 1989
47% Fat Man and Little Boy Whitney Ashbridge 1989
29% Gleaming the Cube (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
76% Real Genius CIA Man Decker 1985
38% Girls Just Want to Have Fun Col. Glenn 1985
No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Sheriff Leroy Doyle 1985
No Score Yet Nickel Mountain W.D. Freund 1985
No Score Yet The Cartier Affair Lyndon Dean 1984
33% Eureka Perkins 1984
No Score Yet Finders Keepers Josef Sirola 1984
71% Lassiter Smoke 1984
No Score Yet The Big Score Parks 1983
61% 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
17% The White Buffalo Capt. Tom Custer 1977
53% King Kong Carnahan 1976
93% Family Plot Maloney 1976
60% Breakheart Pass Claremont 1975
78% The French Connection II General Brian 1975
No Score Yet Satan's Triangle Strickland 1975
79% The Longest Yard Capt. Wilhelm Knauer 1974
No Score Yet The Midnight Man Leroy 1974
No Score Yet The Migrants Mr. Barlow 1974
63% Executive Action Chief 1973
80% 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
92% Bad Company Orin 1972
No Score Yet The New Centurions Galloway 1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride! Scott Elliott 1972


No Score Yet Cold Case
Shep McAvoy 2008
83% Grey's Anatomy
Timothy Miller 2008
84% NYPD Blue
Jerry 2005
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
Bob 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Clay Tobin 2002
No Score Yet ER
Fire Capt. Dannaker 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
Mulroney's Defense Co-counsel 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
Silas Bedoe 1997
No Score Yet Highlander
Avery Hoskins 1994
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Gruszynski 1993
74% The X-Files
Lt Colonel Marcus Belt 1993
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
Lt. Albert 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Sheriff Yates 1987
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Rowan 1987
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Cahill 1986
No Score Yet The A-Team
Sheriff Thompson Kyle 1986
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Capt. Quintin 1983
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Stan Morgen 1983
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Fine 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Bloomberg 1977
No Score Yet Kojak
Floyd 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
Rudge 1974
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Dr. Joe Ford Doctor 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
Newton 1972


Janey Glenn says: If I win I'm gonna be on TV alright?

Col. Glenn says: Negative!

Jim Fitzgerald says: I had no intention of breaking this family up!

Dr. Walton says: Prometheus was a god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals.Scholars believe that the fire in the story represents the power and the Wisdom of God. I am the modern day Prometheus. I have been searching for that fire my entire life.

Camahan says: [conversing with Wilson over the 2-way radio regarding the next procedure in the search for Kong and Dwan] There's gonna be somebody on that radar all night, isn't there?

Fred Wilson says: [in a tone of weary disgust] Any large furry BLIPS seen moving in your direction, you will KNOW...! Sweet dreams and out.