James Gammon

James Gammon

Highest Rated: 100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983)

Lowest Rated: 5% Major League II (1994)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1940

Birthplace: Newman, Illinois, USA

A sturdy character actor prolific on stage, screen and television in both small and prominent supporting roles, James Gammon excelled most typically as weathered, rustic types ranging from lawmen to bartenders; from cowhands to military men. Gammon began in the entertainment field at age 19 when he landed a job operating a camera at a TV station in Orlando, FL. Community theater work led him to relocate to Los Angeles in the early 1960s to try his hand professionally, and soon thereafter he made his TV debut in a small guest role on the long-running Western drama series, "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 24% The New Daughter Roger Wayne (Character) - 2009
58% 34% In the Electric Mist Ben Hebert (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 46% Nick Nolte: No Exit Himself (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otis E. Unknown (Character) - 2008
76% 55% Appaloosa Earl May (Character) $20.2M 2008
No Score Yet 68% Jesse Stone: Sea Change Bob (Character) - 2007
25% 67% The Final Season Jared Akers (Character) $1.2M 2007
No Score Yet 49% Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Sam (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Altered Sheriff Herderson (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 24% The Far Side of Jericho Preacher (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 45% What I Did for Love Karl Ryder (Character) - 2006
43% 60% Don't Come Knocking Old Ranch Hand (Character) $438.7K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Old cowboy (Character) - 2004
48% 32% Silver City Sheriff Joe Skaggs (Character) $1M 2004
90% 62% This So-Called Disaster Himself (Character) $45.2K 2003
No Score Yet 73% Monte Walsh Fighting Joe Hooker/Albert Miller (Character) - 2003
71% 77% Cold Mountain Esco Swanger (Character) $95.6M 2003
28% 44% Life or Something Like It Lanie's Father (Character) $14.4M 2002
31% 33% The Country Bears Big Al (Voice) $17M 2002
45% 57% The Cell Teddy Lee (Character) $61.3M 2000
38% 63% One Man's Hero Gen. Zachary Taylor (Character) $229.3K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love From Ground Zero Hat (Character) - 1999
96% 90% The Iron Giant Marv Loach/Floyd Turbeaux/General Sudokoff (Voice) - 1999
No Score Yet 82% You Know My Name Real Arkansas Tom (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 74% The Man in the Iron Mask The Commandant (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 23% Point Blank Dad (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 48% Logan's War: Bound by Honor Ben (Character) - 1998
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Hoover Young (Character) $163.8K 1998
79% 53% Traveller Double D (Character) $500.6K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Mothers for Zachary Chalmer (Character) - 1996
44% 27% Wild Bill California Joe (Character) $2.1M 1995
88% 73% Truman Sam Rayburn (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 60% Hard Vice Bronski (Character) - 1994
5% 45% Major League II Lou Brown (Character) $29.4M 1994
46% 42% Cabin Boy Paps (Character) $3.5M 1994
No Score Yet 92% Running Cool Ironbutt Garrett (Character) - 1993
73% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Deputy Hines (Character) $23.8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Painted Desert Al (Character) - 1993
40% 68% Leaving Normal Walt (Character) $1.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Behavior Roy Stubbs (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Passion for Life Teddy Roosevelt (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 25% CrissCross Emmett (Character) $2.7M 1992
56% 63% I Love You to Death Lt. Larry Schooner (Character) $14.9M 1990
35% 53% Revenge Texan (Character) $15.1M 1990
No Score Yet 67% Roe vs. Wade Unknown (Character) - 1989
83% 84% Major League Lou Brown (Character) $49.8M 1989
59% 75% The Milagro Beanfield War Horsethief Shorty (Character) $12.7M 1988
50% 83% Made in Heaven Steve Shea (Character) $4.6M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laguna Heat Grimes (Character) - 1987
58% 59% Ironweed Reverend Chester (Character) $6.9M 1987
76% 80% Silverado Dawson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father of Hell Town Lt. Raymond Tracy (Character) - 1985
100% 68% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Sheriff Frank Fly (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet M.A.D.D.: The Candy Lightner Story Willard Kohler (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Encounter Frank Kitchens (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Eagle Frank Kitchens (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Big Black Pill Captain Jake Jacqualone (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Oak Conspiracy Deputy Bullard (Character) - 1977
43% 57% Macon County Line Elisha (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy No. 1 Alex Denton (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Intruders Chaunce Dykstra (Character) - 1970
86% 60% A Man Called Horse Ed (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% The Thousand Plane Raid Maj. Varga (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 14% Journey to Shiloh Tellis Yeager (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
91% 91% Monk Oates (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Nick Bridges (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996-2001
77% 81% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gore Vidal's Lincoln Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Sheriff Ryder (Guest Star) 1976 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Sheriff (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Dudley (Guest Star) 1973 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Bill Day (Character) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Mickey (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966

QUOTES FROM James Gammon CHARACTERS

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.