Luke Askew

Luke Askew

Highest Rated: 86% Rolling Thunder (1977)

Lowest Rated: 14% South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1932

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, USA

Since the 1960s, Luke Askew has made a career out of playing ruthless bad guys on television and in films. His long hair was an anomaly when he made his first appearance in 1967's "Hurry Sundown," so the director, Otto Preminger, required him to hide it under a hat for the role. Later that year, he made an impression as the aggressive chain gang guard, Boss Paul, who roughs up Paul Newman's title character in the prison drama "Cool Hand Luke." The following year he appeared as Sergeant Albert C. Provo, in the war film "The Green Berets" alongside John Wayne. It was his role as a communal-living hitchhiker in the 1969 generation-defining hit "Easy Rider," starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda as two bikers crossing the country in pursuit of freedom, that brought him to the public's attention and virtually ensured his cult status. His first television role came two years later on an episode of the Western classic "Bonanza," which starred Lorne Greene as a rancher. Since then, he has appeared on many other classic TV programs, including the private detective program "The Rockford Files," the fantasy-drama "Fantasy Island," and the action program "The Six Million Dollar Man." In 2007, he took on a recurring role as Hollis Greene, the leader of a cutthroat polygamist group, on the program "Big Love," which is centered on a fictional Mormon family in Utah.

Highest rated movies

Rolling Thunder
Will Penny
Easy Rider
Traveller
Frailty
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Posse
The Devil's Brigade

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% 78% Frailty Sheriff Smalls (Character) $13.1M 2002
14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Leland Henry (Character) $26.4K 2000
No Score Yet 61% Vendetta William Parkerson (Character) - 1999
79% 52% Traveller Boss Jack Costello (Character) $500.6K 1997
No Score Yet 20% Savage Capt. Rohmer (Character) - 1995
20% 54% Frank and Jesse Lone Rider (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations The Warden (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 12% Dune Warriors William (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 53% No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers Atteron (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of the white Horse Frank Brown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 50% Kung Fu: The Movie Sheriff Mills (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 25% The Warrior and the Sorceress Zeg the Tyrant (Character) - 1984
17% 33% The Beast Within Dexter Ward (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 37% Wanda Nevada Ruby Muldoon (Character) - 1979
86% 78% Rolling Thunder Automatic Slim (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Deputy Sheriff Brookes (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 25% The Quest Crane (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet MacKintosh and T.J. Cal (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 63% Part 2, Walking Tall Pinky Dobson (Character) - 1975
67% 52% Posse Krag (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Wife... and Death Snell (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan Aaron Cord (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Oscar Wellman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Games D.D. Franklin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Max Chabriol (Character) - 1974
57% 82% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Eno (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slipstream Mike Mallard (Character) - 1973
73% 45% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Jim Younger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 23% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Mark Skinner (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 60% The Culpepper Cattle Company Luke (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 79% The Glass House Bibleback (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 17% Angel Unchained Jonathan Tremaine (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nest of Vipers Luke (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 0% Flareup Alan Moris (Character) - 1969
84% 82% Easy Rider Stranger on highway (Character) - 1969
23% 61% The Green Berets Sgt. Provo (Character) - 1968
60% 68% The Devil's Brigade Pvt. Hubert Hixon (Character) - 1968
85% 73% Will Penny Foxy (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 69% The Happening Second Motorcycle Officer (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1991
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 90% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Al (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Nicholson (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Ben Zelko (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Matt (Guest Star)