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Holmes Osborne



An accomplished character actor most readily at home playing average and undistinguished domestic types (particularly fathers and husbands), Holmes Osborne appeared in scattered projects very occasionally during the 1970s and '80s, but his career only took off at the tail end of the 1990s, culminating with a small role in Alexander Payne's critically worshipped high-school satire Election (1999) -- as the father of class jock Paul Metzler (Chris Klein) and "bad girl" Tammy Metzler (Jessica Campbell). Osborne went on to grace the casts of several key Hollywood and independent films during the next several years, including Donnie Darko (2001), Windtalkers (2002), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), in addition to scattered appearances on such television programs as Ally McBeal, The Drew Carey Show, and Invasion. In 2006, Osborne re-teamed with Darko director Richard Kelly for the filmmaker's epic-sized dystopian black comedy Southland Tales.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
25% Fun Size
  • Mr. Brueder
2012
36% Larry Crowne
  • Dave Busik
2011
No Score Yet Disconnect
  • Actor
2010
45% The Box
  • Dick Burns
2009
7% All About Steve
  • Soloman
2009
21% Meet Bill
  • Mr. Jacoby
2008
36% Southland Tales
  • Sen. Bobby Frost
2007
29% Dragon Wars
  • Hypnotherapist
2007
No Score Yet Walkout
  • Principal Ingles
2006
64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
  • Doc Fleming
2005
41% A Lot Like Love
  • Stephen Martin
2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an Action Star
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Sledge: The Story of Frank Sledge
  • Actor
2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Director
2004
24% Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Nick Gerhard
2003
62% Identity
  • Judge
2003
87% The Quiet American
  • Bill
2003
No Score Yet A Carol Christmas
  • Hal
2003
13% Waking Up in Reno
  • Doc Tuley
2002
32% Windtalkers
  • Col. Hollings
2002
24% Domestic Disturbance
  • Shady Tree Motel Clerk
2001
No Score Yet Living in Missouri
  • Uncle Roy
2001
82% The Deep End
  • Loan Officer
2001
86% Donnie Darko
  • Edward
2001
63% Bring It On
  • Bruce Shipman
2000
No Score Yet Miracle in Lane Two
  • Randall Gray
2000
No Score Yet Horse Sense
  • Mr. Hawthorne
1999
30% Crazy in Alabama
  • Larry
1999
92% Election
  • Dick Metzler
1999
4% The Mod Squad
  • Mr. Cochrane
1999
87% Affliction
  • Gordon LaRiviere
1997
88% Truman
  • Dixicrat
1995
No Score Yet Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  • The Dockhand
1990
20% Kansas
  • Deputy Sheriff
1988
No Score Yet Nice Girls Don't Explode
  • Dick
1987
No Score Yet The Student Body
  • Joe
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Judge Isaac Greenhill
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Sayers
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Mark Johnson
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Gerard Billow
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Curtis
No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2003-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
  • Larry
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Vincent Hopper
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Principal Atwood
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Mayor Bostwick
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Mr. Young

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