James Gammon

James Gammon

Highest Rated: 100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

Lowest Rated: 0% Coupe de Ville (1990)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1940

Birthplace: Not Available

Gravel-voiced, American character actor James Gammon was first seen on screen as Sleepy in Cool Hand Luke (1967). Looking like a Frederic Remington painting come to life, Gammon has been a welcome presence in many a western feature, notably Silverado (1985), Wyatt Earp (1994) and Wild Bill (1995). His earthy screen persona is flexible enough to accommodate both avuncularity (team manager Lou Brown in the two Major League films) and menace (Horsethief Shorty in 1988's Milagro Beanfield War). Gammon has been a regular on two TV series, playing roadside diner habitue Rudy in Bagdad Café (1990) and divorced, laid-off paterfamilias Dave Nelson in Middle Ages (1992). When not appearing before the cameras, James Gammon has kept busy as a California community-theatre director.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Actor 2015
No Score Yet Nick Nolte: No Exit Actor 2009
33% The New Daughter Roger 2009
58% In the Electric Mist Ben Hebert 2009
76% Appaloosa Earl May $20.2M 2008
26% The Final Season Jacob Akers $1M 2007
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Sea Change Bob 2007
No Score Yet Outlaw Trail Samuel Parker 2007
No Score Yet Altered Sheriff Henderson 2006
No Score Yet The Far Side of Jericho The Preacher 2006
43% Don't Come Knocking Old Ranch Hand $0.4M 2006
No Score Yet What I Did for Love Karl Ryder 2006
48% Silver City Joe Skaggs $0.9M 2004
No Score Yet Paradise Old cowboy 2004
90% This So-Called Disaster Actor 2004
70% Cold Mountain Esco Swanger 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Fightin' Joe Hooker 2003
29% The Country Bears Big Al $16.9M 2002
28% Life or Something Like It Lanie's Father $14.5M 2002
45% The Cell Teddy Lee 2000
38% One Man's Hero General Zachary Taylor 1999
96% The Iron Giant Foreman Marv Loach / Floyd Turbeau 1999
No Score Yet You Know My Name Real Arkansas Tom 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Hoover Young 1998
No Score Yet Point Blank Dad 1998
No Score Yet Logan's War: Bound by Honor Ben 1998
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask The Commandant 1998
No Score Yet Love From Ground Zero Hat 1998
79% Traveller Double D 1997
No Score Yet Two Mothers for Zachary Clifton Chalmer 1996
42% Wild Bill California Joe 1995
88% Truman Sam Rayburn 1995
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo Actor 1995
44% Wyatt Earp Mr. Sutherland 1994
5% Major League II Lou Brown 1994
46% Cabin Boy Paps 1994
No Score Yet Hard Vice Bronski 1994
73% The Adventures of Huck Finn Dep. Hines 1993
No Score Yet Men Don't Tell Jack Macaffrey 1993
No Score Yet Running Cool Ironbutt Garrett 1993
No Score Yet Crisscross Emmett 1992
No Score Yet Criminal Behavior Roy Stubbs 1992
40% Leaving Normal Walt 1992
No Score Yet Conagher Smoke Parnell 1991
58% I Love You to Death Lt. Schooner 1990
0% Coupe de Ville Doc Sturgeon 1990
38% Revenge Texan 1990
83% Major League Lou Brown 1989
No Score Yet Roe vs. Wade Actor 1989
No Score Yet Gore Vidal's 'Lincoln' Actor 1988
55% The Milagro Beanfield War Horse Thief Shorty 1988
64% Ironweed Rev. Chester 1987
No Score Yet Stacking Clate Connaloe 1987
No Score Yet Laguna Heat Grimes 1987
50% Made in Heaven Steve Shea, Mike's Father 1987
No Score Yet Hard Traveling Sgt. Slattery 1986
44% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet' Arnie Westrum 1985
No Score Yet Sylvester Steve 1985
57% Vision Quest Kuch's Dad 1985
76% Silverado Dawson $33.3M 1985
No Score Yet The Long Hot Summer Billy Quick 1985
No Score Yet Noon Wine Sheriff 1984
No Score Yet M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Actor 1983
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Sheriff Frank Fly 1982
No Score Yet Deadly Encounter Frank Kitchens 1982
No Score Yet Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill Actor 1981
67% Urban Cowboy Steve 1980
20% Any Which Way You Can Bartender 1980
No Score Yet On the Nickel Peanut John 1980
No Score Yet Below the Belt Luke 1980
No Score Yet The Sacketts Actor 1979
No Score Yet Black Oak Conspiracy Deputy 1977
No Score Yet The Greatest `Mr. Harry' 1977
No Score Yet The Pom Pom Girls Coach 1976
No Score Yet The McCullochs Detective 1975
No Score Yet The Kansas City Massacre Garth 1975
43% Macon County Line Elisha 1974
86% A Man Called Horse Ed 1970
No Score Yet Macho Callahan Cowboy 1970
No Score Yet The Thousand Plane Raid Maj. Varga 1969
No Score Yet Journey to Shiloh Tellis Yeager 1968
100% Cool Hand Luke Sleepy 1967


90% Monk
Oates 2007
81% Grey's Anatomy
Scofield 2007
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
Olin Price 2004
38% LAX
Bill Blakely 2004
No Score Yet Nash Bridges
Nick Bridges 2001
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Billy 1985
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Gates 1981
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Sheriff 1975
No Score Yet The Waltons
Roswell Zack Rosswell Zack Roswell 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Arnie Dudley 1973
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
Lafe 1970
93% Batman
Osiris 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
Harry Jeffers 1967
No Score Yet American Playhouse
50% Bagdad Cafe


Lou Brown says: You may run like Mays but you hit like shit...

Marve Loach says: What department is that again?

Kent Mansley says: Frankly, I'm not at liberty to divulge the particulars of the agency I work for, and all that that implies.

Marve Loach says: You mean, national security?

Kent Mansley says: Let me put it this way. Every so often things happen that can't be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.

Reed Thimple says: What is that?

Big Al says: That there's a sign.

Big Al says: I'm chubby, but I'm quick!

Big Al says: [To Beary] If you're gonna stand there, you might as well give me a hand.

Big Al says: [to Beary] If you're gonna stand there, you might as well give me a hand.