Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf

Highest Rated: 90% National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Lowest Rated: 12% Oscar (1991)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1946

Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, USA

Actor Mark Metcalf is typically cast as an over-the-top authority figure and villain, usually played for comic effect. His most famous role originated in John Landis's classic fraternity comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House" as humorously extreme and sadistic ROTC cadet officer Douglas Neidermeyer--one of the film's major adversaries. It's been a type that Metcalf has reprised a number of times throughout his career. The first time Metcalf revisited a Neidermeyer-esque character was nearly a decade later, in heavy metal/hair band Twisted Sister's iconic video "We're Not Gonna Take It"; the most memorable moment was the opening in which Neidermeyer screams dramatically at his teenage head-banger son: "What are you gonna do with your life?" (The son, lip synching the voice of band frontman Dee Snider, responds, "I wanna rock!") It was yet another iconic Neidermeyer catchphrase for a whole other generation. The second and last time Metcalf reprised the role was in another John Landis-directed comedy "The Stupids," starring Tom Arnold. Other memorable parts for Metcalf include a twice-recurring character in the sitcom "Seinfeld" as a pretentious conductor and one-time boyfriend to main character Elaine, Bob "Maestro" Cobb; and as vampire-in-chief "The Master" in the teen series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as well as its spinoff "Angel."

Highest rated movies

National Lampoon's Animal House
Modus Operandi
Fort McCoy
Mr. North
The Final Terror
The Heavenly Kid
Drive Me Crazy
The Stupids




No Score Yet No Score Yet Manlife Alfred Lawson (Voice) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamlet A.D.D. Speedy McSpitty (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 57% Billy Club Crazy Charlie (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Red Lou (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Belvis Bash Major Emile Hickory (Character) - 2011
50% 65% Fort McCoy Mr. Gerkey (Character) $73.7K 2011
63% 55% Modus Operandi Copper Gore (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Lines The Lieutenant (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleeper Richmond (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warden of Red Rock Carl McVale (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 15% Fortune Hunters Officer Bob (Character) - 2000
27% 53% Drive Me Crazy Mr. Rope (Character) $17.8M 1999
No Score Yet 22% Hijacking Hollywood Michael Lawrence (Character) - 1997
21% 37% The Stupids Colonel Neidermeyer (Character) $2.4M 1996
No Score Yet 33% Rage Lt. Gov. Dalquist (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 64% A Reason to Believe Dean Kirby (Character) $3.5K 1995
No Score Yet 55% Guilty Until Proven Innocent Ron D'Angelo (Character) - 1991
12% 63% Oscar Milhous (Character) $23.5M 1991
50% 38% Mr. North Mr.Skeel (Character) $1.1M 1988
30% 65% The Heavenly Kid Joe Barnes (Character) - 1985
33% 25% The Final Terror Mike (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivore Mike (Character) - 1981
19% 73% Where the Buffalo Roam Dooley (Character) - 1980
80% 89% Head Over Heels Producer - 1979
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Doug Neidermeyer (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Guest 2018
94% 96% Mad Men Mayor Johnson (Guest Star) 2009
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Master (Guest Star) 1997-1998 2002
No Score Yet 90% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
76% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Hirogen Medic (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teen Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
89% 92% Seinfeld The Maestro (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love and Honor Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Officer Harris (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979