Marshall Bell

Marshall Bell

Highest Rated: 89% Capote (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1942

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

In 1984, character actor Marshall Bell made his film debut at the relatively late age of 42 -- in the Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage-starring war drama, "Birdy" -- and he worked as if making up for lost time ever since. The following year, Bell appeared as Coach Schneider, a key character in the second installment of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" horror film franchise, and then in 1986, he played Wil Wheaton's father, Mr. Lachance, in Rob Reiner's classic coming of age adventure drama, "Stand By Me." He began picking up recurring TV roles in 1987, including a part on the short-lived cop drama "The Oldest Rookie" and appearances in two drastically disparate Arnold Schwarzenegger films: the 1988 Ivan Reitman comedy, "Twins," with Danny DeVito, followed by Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi action movie, "Total Recall." By then, Bell was firmly cemented onto casting directors' radars. Through the second half of the '90s, Bell was offered a string of military officer or cop-type parts that climaxed in 1997, when he re-united with Verhoeven, playing General Owen in the sci-fi epic "Starship Troopers," which was adapted from the novel by Robert A. Heinlein. Since then, Bell's roles have shown more range -- from a role as an admiral in 2006's "Rescue Dawn," Werner Herzog's biographical drama about the escape of a war prisoner in, to a role as Principal Rocker in the comedy flop "Hamlet 2," from 2008. Bell is married to multiple Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
36% No Score Yet Mainstream Marty (Character) - 2020
40% 64% The Last Word Mr. Daniels (Character) $1.8M 2017
0% 92% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Dwayne (Character) $39.4K 2016
33% 46% The Congressman Sherm Hawkins (Character) - 2016
80% 47% Thirty Nine Lawyer (Character) - 2015
26% 50% 90 Minutes in Heaven Dr. Greider (Character) $4.8M 2015
No Score Yet 46% Waffle Street Miles Drake III (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% A Bit of Bad Luck Mr. Creech (Character) - 2014
71% 100% Home, James Larry (Character) - 2013
68% 49% Somebody Up There Likes Me Lyla's Father (Character) $83.8K 2012
52% 54% Puncture Jeffrey Dancort (Character) $67.1K 2011
51% 36% The Rum Diary Donovan (Character) $13.1M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher Uncle Virgil (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heidi 4 Paws Mr. Sesehund (Voice) - 2009
62% 56% Hamlet 2 Principal Rocker (Character) $4.9M 2008
27% 42% Sex and Death 101 Victor Rose III (Character) $23.6K 2007
25% 67% The Final Season Harvey Makepeace (Character) $1.2M 2007
67% 72% Little Chenier Unknown (Character) $87.9K 2006
89% 82% Capote Warden Marshall Krutch (Character) $28.7M 2005
62% 75% Dandelion Uncle Bobby (Character) - 2004
62% 75% Identity District Attorney (Character) $51.5M 2003
56% 66% Northfork Mr. Stalling (Character) $1.4M 2003
No Score Yet 28% Comic Book Villains Gun Store Order (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 42% Sand Gus (Character) - 2000
12% 21% Virus J.W. Woods Jr. (Character) $14M 1999
17% 39% Mercy Gil Reynolds (Character) - 1999
26% 45% A Slipping-Down Life Mr. Casey (Character) $95.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Denver, P.D. Unknown (Character) - 1998
20% 26% Black and White Toast (Character) - 1998
33% 67% The Brave Larry (Character) - 1997
65% 70% Starship Troopers General Owen (Character) $54.7M 1997
29% 44% The End of Violence Sheriff Call (Character) $283K 1997
33% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Lt. Atwater (Character) $232.2K 1995
31% 29% Operation Dumbo Drop Col. Pederson (Character) $24.7M 1995
No Score Yet 45% Payback Tom "Gully" Gullerman (Character) - 1994
37% 37% The Chase Ari Josephson (Character) $8M 1994
No Score Yet 33% The Vagrant The Vagrant (Character) - 1992
82% 78% Total Recall George/Kuato (Character) $117.8M 1990
43% 39% Twins Webster (Character) $107.4M 1988
38% 41% Cherry 2000 Bill (Character) - 1988
83% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Frank the Press Agent (Character) $19.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Minutes in Heaven Gerry Jones (Character) - 1986
41% 33% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Coach Schneider (Character) $29.9M 1985
82% 84% Birdy Ronsky (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 90% The Newsroom Ross Fernholm (Guest Star) 2012
90% 97% Southland Police Chief (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Unknown (Character) 2008
90% 96% House Warden (Guest Star) 2005
20% No Score Yet Hawaii Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
92% 96% Deadwood Magistrate Claggett (Guest Star) 2004
25% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Peter Hutchins Sr. (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
74% 86% The X-Files Colonel Calvin Henderson (Guest Star) 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993 1989
17% No Score Yet Hull High Mr. Fancher (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Time on Planet Earth Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Warren Pike (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty Sgt. Ralph Carlton (Guest Star) 1988

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