Lonny Chapman

Lonny Chapman

Highest Rated: 91% Take the Money and Run (1969)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 1, 1920

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Despite a long list of film and television roles, Lonny Chapman is most often regarded for his contributions to stage acting. Chapman first pursued the performing arts after completing his degree at the University of Oklahoma, though his studies were put on hold when the attack on Pearl Harbor inspired him to sign up for the Marine Corps. After five years, his tour of duty in the South Pacific ended, and Chapman returned home with a meddlesome case of malaria but nevertheless graduated with a BFA in Drama by 1947 and headed to New York. Within a year, he was on Broadway and studying his craft with the Actors Studio. By the mid-1950s, Chapman was a bona fide Broadway star, and began earning one-off roles on anthology series and small parts in films by fellow Actors Studio alum Elia Kazan. While theater was still his first love, Chapman moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s to better pursue screen roles. The deep-voiced Midwesterner was typecast as a blue-collar man and went on to work regularly in television, garnering the occasional film role. Though he earned more than 150 screen roles, Chapman never acquired a part that proved star making. He went on to establish the Group Repertory Theatre in 1973, and served as its artistic director on more than 350 stage productions until his death in 2007.

Highest rated movies

Take the Money and Run
Norma Rae
Hour of the Gun
East of Eden
The Witch Who Came From the Sea
Baby Doll
The Cowboys
The Reivers

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 47% The Hunted Zander (Character) $34.2M 2003
26% 27% Reindeer Games Old Timer (Character) $23.4M 2000
27% 46% Nightwatch Johnson, Old Watchman (Character) $1.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rape of Dr. Willis Dr. McMahon (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 67% The China Lake Murders Unknown (Character) - 1990
47% 45% 52 Pick-Up Jim O'Boyle (Character) $4.3M 1986
No Score Yet 58% Who Will Love My Children? Milton Hammond (Character) - 1983
65% 53% The Border Andy (Character) - 1982
0% 20% When Time Ran Out Kelly (Character) - 1980
90% 79% Norma Rae Gardner (Character) - 1979
6% 29% The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Louis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% Terror Out of the Sky Earl Logan (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn Eddie Duncan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 11% Moving Violation Sheriff Rankin (Character) - 1976
82% 33% The Witch Who Came From the Sea Long John (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Survivors David Broadhead (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hurricane Pappy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 75% Where the Red Fern Grows Sheriff (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Rose Lieutenant John Moore (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Albert Treadway (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cotter Deputy Higgins (Character) - 1972
80% 88% The Cowboys Homer's Father (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Visions... Martin Binzech (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Screaming Woman Police Sergeant (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run, Cougar, Run Harry Walker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage: Year One Phil (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 71% I Walk the Line Bascomb (Character) - 1970
91% 80% Take the Money and Run Jake (Character) - 1969
80% 49% The Reivers Maury McCaslin (Character) - 1969
40% 62% The Stalking Moon Purdue (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Covenant With Death Musgrave (Character) - 1967
88% 50% Hour of the Gun Turkey Creek Johnson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones Roy (Character) - 1966
81% 81% Baby Doll Rock (Character) - 1956
85% 90% East of Eden Roy (uncredited) (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
83% 83% NYPD Blue Timothy O'Leary (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Addison Langley (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1985 1987 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1991
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1983
No Score Yet 90% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Unknown (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mr. Hale (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Phil Rand (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Lt. Wheeler (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Wade (Guest Star) 1963 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Jack Sims (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason J.S. (Jack) Talley (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Charles Freel (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Jess Carter (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)