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Leon Rippy



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
31% The Lone Ranger
  • Collins
2013
No Score Yet Tales Of The Third Dimension
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Saving Grace
  • Actor
2008
42% Gridiron Gang
  • Paul Higa
2006
29% The Alamo
  • Sgt. William Ward
2004
19% The Life of David Gale
  • Braxton Belyeu
2003
48% Eight Legged Freaks
  • Wade
2002
61% The Patriot
  • John Billings
2000
29% The Thirteenth Floor
  • Jane's Lawyer
1999
48% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Detective Boone
1997
63% The Arrival
  • DOD No. 1
1996
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives
  • Tex
1993
No Score Yet Hard Time Romance
  • Actor
1993
19% Universal Soldier
  • Woodward
1992
29% 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
71% The Hot Spot
  • Deputy Tate
1990
35% Young Guns II
  • Bob Ollinger
1990
No Score Yet Moon 44
  • Sergeant Sykes
1990
0% Loose Cannons
  • Weskit
1990
67% Track 29
  • Trucker
1988
No Score Yet Jesse
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Born to Race
  • Joel
1988
0% Illegally Yours
  • Prosecutor
1988
86% The Bedroom Window
  • Seedy Bartender
1987
No Score Yet Traxx
  • Killer
1987
0% King Kong Lives
  • Hunter
1986
21% No Mercy
  • Man #2
1986
17% Maximum Overdrive
  • Brad
1986
25% Raw Deal
  • Man in Tux
1986
88% The Color Purple
  • Store Clerk
1985
No Score Yet Marie
  • Gary Gerbitz
1985
No Score Yet Rockin' Road Trip
  • Earl Reese
1985
39% Firestarter
  • Blinded Agent
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • L.Q. "Sonny" Clemonds
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Daddy
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Tom Nuttall
83% Saving Grace
2007-2010
  • Earl
58% Alcatraz
2012
  • Actor
79% 11.22.63
2016
  • Harry Dunning
69% Under the Dome
2013-2015
  • Ollie

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