Leon Rippy

Leon Rippy

Highest Rated: 81% The Color Purple (1985)

Lowest Rated: 0% Moon 44 (1990)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

A veteran actor with a charming drawl, South Carolina native Leon Rippy began his acting career in the early '80s, making very minor appearances in very big films, like a store clerk in The Color Purple and an FBI agent in Firestarter. Rippy would continue to appear in several projects over the coming years, often taking on a number of roles every year. He notably played a prosecutor in 1988's Illegally Yours, and an Army sergeant in 1990's Moon 44, one of seven collaborations Rippy would make with director Roland Emmerich. The '90s would find the actor just as active as ever, appearing in the usual plethora of movies and TV shows, including high-profile appearances in 2000's The Patriot and on the series Walker, Texas Ranger. The new millennium would bring even more prominent work for the now silver-haired actor, with a starring role on the HBO western series Deadwood, which Rippy would appear on from 2004 to 2006. He soon took on another starring role on the police drama Saving Grace with Holly Hunter, playing Earl, a tough-talking, tobacco-spitting messenger from God. Although he was away from screens for nearly a half-decade after Saving Grace came to an end, he returned in the Johnny Depp project The Lone Ranger.


Highest Rated Movies



31% The Lone Ranger Collins $89.3M 2013
No Score Yet Tales Of The Third Dimension Actor 2013
No Score Yet Saving Grace Actor 2008
43% Gridiron Gang Paul Higa $38.5M 2006
29% The Alamo Sgt. William Ward $22.4M 2004
19% The Life of David Gale Braxton Belyeu $19.6M 2003
48% Eight Legged Freaks Wade $17.3M 2002
61% The Patriot John Billings $2.4M 2000
29% The Thirteenth Floor Jane's Lawyer 1999
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Detective Boone 1997
64% The Arrival DOD No. 1 1996
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives Tex 1993
29% Universal Soldier Woodward 1992
28% Kuffs Kane 1992
No Score Yet Beyond the Law Virgil 1992
No Score Yet Eye of the Storm Sheriff 1991
No Score Yet Hard Time Romance Actor 1991
73% The Hot Spot Deputy Tate 1990
35% Young Guns II Bob Ollinger 1990
0% Moon 44 Sergeant Sykes 1990
0% Loose Cannons Weskit 1990
63% Track 29 Trucker 1988
No Score Yet Jesse Actor 1988
No Score Yet Born to Race Joel 1988
0% Illegally Yours Prosecutor 1988
76% The Bedroom Window Seedy Bartender 1987
No Score Yet Traxx Killer 1987
21% No Mercy Man #2 1986
0% King Kong Lives Hunter 1986
15% Maximum Overdrive Brad 1986
25% Raw Deal Man in Tux 1986
81% The Color Purple Store Clerk 1985
No Score Yet Marie Gary Gerbitz 1985
No Score Yet Rockin' Road Trip Earl Reese 1985
35% Firestarter Blinded Agent 1984


83% 11.22.63
Harry Dunning 2016
68% Under the Dome
Ollie 2015
92% Deadwood
Tom Nuttall 2011
76% Saving Grace
Earl 2010
81% Six Feet Under
Daddy 2003
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
Taggart 1990
No Score Yet Hunter
Tolson 1988
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Frank Shaw 1988
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
L.Q. "Sonny" Clemonds 1988
60% Alcatraz
45% The Visitor
Agent Nicholas LaRue


John Billings says: I say we drink the wine, eat the dogs, and use the papers for musket wading.

Rev. Oliver says: Eat the dog?

Benjamin Martin says: Yeah, dog is a fine meal.

Rev. Oliver says: (Stuttering)Good. Good heavens.

Rev. Oliver says: [stuttering] Good. Good heavens.

John Billings says: (Laughs)

Gabriel Martin says: These men where about to surrender!

Major Jean Villeneuve says: Perhaps? We will never know.

Rev. Oliver says: This is murder!

John Billings says: Hell, Reverend. They're redcoats, they've earned it.

John Billings says: There's a story going around about some twenty redcoats got killed by a ghost or some damn thing, carried a Cherokee tomahawk.

Benjamin Martin says: Aren't you a little to old to be believing in ghost stories?

John Billings says: (Laughs about it)

John Billings says: [laughs about it]

Store Clerk says: You gone buy somethin', gal?!