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J.E. Freeman

Highest Rated: 93% Miller's Crossing (1990)

Lowest Rated: 53% Alien Resurrection (1997)

Birthday: Feb 2, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Character player often in menacing or hard-bitten roles, J.E. Freeman worked on daytime soaps in New York and on stage in San Francisco -- winning praise for his performances in "American Buffalo" and "Getting Out" -- before moving to Los Angeles in the mid 80s and settling into continuous work in TV and films. Freeman started working in films around 1981, playing a small role in the Chuck Norris actioner, "An Eye for an Eye," and as the "Tow Truck Dude" in "Martial Arts." Although he won praise for his lead role as Ed Sloan, the uneducated man who commits murder to support his wife in "Hard Traveling" (1986), and was the serial killer in "Ruthless People" that same year, Freeman's feature career really took off in 1990. That year he co-starred for David Lynch in "Wild at Heart," was cast by the Coen Brothers as Dane, the homosexual hit man, in "Miller's Crossing." Solid co-starring roles in "Patriot Games" (1992) and "It Could Happen to You" (1994) followed. Freeman's TV career paralleled his feature film work. He had a bit part in the 1981 TV movie "Bitter Harvest," which starred Ron Howard as a farmer who realizes his cattle have been poisoned. Freeman also had a small role as a henchman in the 1986 miniseries "Fresno." In 1992, he had his first series role as Boone, the scruffy chauffeur in "The Fifth Corner," a short-lived NBC effort. He was the detective sure of Amy Fisher's guilt in "Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story," the CBS version of the scandal (1993).

Highest rated movies

Miller's Crossing
The Doctor
Patriot Games
Wild at Heart
Dream With the Fishes
Alien Resurrection



No Score Yet No Score Yet Along for the Ride Jake Cowens (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skeleton Woman Unknown (Character) - 2000
91% 78% Go Victor Sr. (Character) $16.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fool's Gold George (Character) - 1998
53% 39% Alien Resurrection Dr. Wren (Character) $47.7M 1997
60% 85% Dream With the Fishes Joe (Character) $556.7K 1997
75% 64% Copycat Lt. Thomas Quinn (Character) $31.3M 1995
No Score Yet 66% There Goes My Baby George (Character) $84.1K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story Detective Marty Algar (Character) - 1993
74% 72% Patriot Games Marty Cantor (Character) $82.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Till Death Us Do Part Det. Robert Guy (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fifth Corner Boone (Character) - 1992
82% 72% The Doctor Ralph (Character) $38.1M 1991
93% 90% Miller's Crossing Eddie Dane (Character) $4.7M 1990
67% 81% Wild at Heart Santos (Character) $14.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Traveling Ed Sloan (Character) - 1985


75% 81% Nip/Tuck Denny Boone (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Larry Jarvis (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% ER Mr. Jeffries (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Wally Grimes (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mick (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Sirk (Guest Star) 1984