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James Gammon

Highest Rated:   100% Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Lowest Rated:   0% Coupe de Ville (1990)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
60% In the Electric Mist
  • Ben Hebert
2009
77% 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
42% 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
71% Cold Mountain
  • Esco Swanger
2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh
  • Fightin' Joe Hooker
2003
30% The Country Bears
  • Big Al
$16.9M 2002
28% Life or Something Like It
  • Lanie's Father
$14.5M 2002
46% 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
56% 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
41% Wild Bill
  • California Joe
1995
88% Truman
  • Sam Rayburn
1995
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo
  • Actor
1995
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Mr. Sutherland
1994
5% Major League II
  • Lou Brown
1994
46% Cabin Boy
  • Paps
1994
No Score Yet Hard Vice
  • Bronski
1994
69% 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
25% Leaving Normal
  • Walt
1992
No Score Yet Conagher
  • Smoke Parnell
1991
56% I Love You to Death
  • Lt. Schooner
1990
0% Coupe de Ville
  • Doc Sturgeon
1990
33% 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
59% The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Horse Thief Shorty
1988
65% Ironweed
  • Rev. Chester
1987
No Score Yet Stacking
  • Clate Connaloe
1987
No Score Yet Laguna Heat
  • Grimes
1987
40% Made in Heaven
  • Steve Shea, Mike's Father
1987
No Score Yet Hard Traveling
  • Sgt. Slattery
1986
47% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet'
  • Arnie Westrum
1985
No Score Yet Sylvester
  • Steve
1985
58% Vision Quest
  • Kuch's Dad
1985
76% Silverado
  • Dawson
$33.2M 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
No Score Yet 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
77% Urban Cowboy
  • Steve
1980
20% Any Which Way You Can
  • Bartender
1980
No Score Yet Below the Belt
  • Luke
1980
No Score Yet On the Nickel
  • Peanut John
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
33% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Scofield
  • 2007
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Oates
  • 2007
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Osiris
  • 1967

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