G.D. Spradlin

Highest Rated: 97% Apocalypse Now (1979)
Birthday: Aug 31, 1920
Birthplace: Not Available
Before making his career switch to acting, G.D. Spradlin had been a prosperous Texas business tycoon and a highly respected history teacher. In films from 1968's Will Penny, the actor is perhaps best remembered for his work as on-the-take Senator Pat Geary in The Godfather, Part 2 (1974). His regal, assured bearing made him a natural for such forceful characterizations as LBJ in the 1990 TV movie Robert Kennedy and His Times. Spradlin has also played his share of high-ranking military officers, most memorably in Apocalypse Now (1979). A somewhat more avuncular G. D. Spradlin was seen in the role of Baptist minister (and erstwhile movie producer) Reverend Lemon in Ed Wood (1994).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Corman 2019
93% Apocalypse Now Redux Corman $2M 2001
69% The Long Kiss Goodnight President 1996
No Score Yet Riders of the Purple Sage Pastor Dyer 1996
33% Nick of Time Mystery Man 1995
14% Canadian Bacon R.J. Hacker 1995
92% Ed Wood Rev. Lemon 1994
10% Clifford Parker 1994
No Score Yet Intruders General Hanley 1992
No Score Yet Carolina Skeletons Hiram Stoker 1992
85% The War of the Roses Harry Thurmont 1989
No Score Yet Gone to Texas Andrew Jackson 1986
No Score Yet Resting Place Sam Jennings 1986
No Score Yet Tank Sheriff Buelton 1984
No Score Yet Call to Glory Actor 1984
38% The Lords of Discipline Gen. Bentley Durrell 1983
38% Wrong Is Right Philindros 1982
30% The Formula Clements 1980
87% North Dallas Forty B.A. Strothers 1979
97% Apocalypse Now Corman 1979
No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose Actor 1978
No Score Yet And I Alone Survived Bob Elder 1978
86% One on One Coach Moreland Smith 1977
63% MacArthur Gen. Eichelberger 1977
97% The Godfather, Part II Sen. Pat Geary 1974
No Score Yet The Only Way Home Director Philip Producer 1972
0% The Hunting Party Sam Bayard 1971
88% Monte Walsh Hat Henderson 1970
55% Tora! Tora! Tora! Cmdr. Maurice E. Curts 1970
67% Zabriskie Point Lee's Associate 1970
No Score Yet Hell's Angels '69 Detective 1969
85% Will Penny Anse Howard 1968

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Martin
  • 1977
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Collins
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jenks Chip
  • 1970
  • 1968
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
Rear Adm. Raymond Spruance

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