R. G. Armstrong

R. G. Armstrong

Highest Rated: 100% My Name Is Nobody (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)

Birthday: Apr 07, 1917

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

A flinty, often imposing presence in features and television for over half a century, character actor R.G. Armstrong played men whose mere presence elevated the tension in such films as "Ride the High Country" (1956), "El Dorado" (1966), "The Great White Hope" (1970), "Predator" (1986) and countless other screen appearances. He was a staple of Sam Peckinpah's features, often playing figures with unyielding religious conviction in "Major Dundee" (1965) and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973), while Warren Beatty utilized his formidable screen presence to cut the levity in pictures like "Heaven Can Wait" (1975) and "Dick Tracy" (1991). Offscreen, he was a kind soul whose tireless work ethic contributed to his lengthy career, which culminated in 2001. His body of work, which encompassed films both classic and forgettable, ensured him the warm screen immortality afforded to only the best of Hollywood's character players.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waking Edward Sloan (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 78% Purgatory Coachman (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 45% Payback Mac (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Center Art Fencer (Character) - 1994
0% 41% Warlock: The Armageddon Franks (Character) $3.1M 1993
63% 53% Dick Tracy Pruneface (Character) $103.7M 1990
No Score Yet 38% Ghetto Blaster Curtis (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Trapper County War Pop Luddigger (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Hunting Party Sheriff Dalton Parks (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Miles Blackburn (Character) - 1988
81% 87% Predator Gen. Phillips (Character) $54.4M 1987
No Score Yet 15% Jocks Coach Bettlebom (Character) - 1987
31% 43% The Best of Times Schutte (Character) $5.8M 1986
35% 40% Children of the Corn Diehl (Character) - 1984
57% 66% Lone Wolf McQuade T. Tyler (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 71% The Shadow Riders Sheriff Miles Gillette (Character) - 1982
75% 62% Hammett Lt. O'Mara (Character) - 1982
9% 33% The Beast Within Doc Schoonmaker (Character) - 1982
43% 37% Evilspeak Sarge (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 28% The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper Dempsey (Character) - 1981
83% 57% Raggedy Man Rigby (Character) - 1981
17% 73% Where the Buffalo Roam Judge Simpson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 20% Steel Kellin (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sin Mr. Hemmings (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 43% The Time Machine Gen. Harris (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 22% Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell Dunworth (Character) - 1978
88% 68% Heaven Can Wait General manager (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 47% The Long Dark Night Cobb (Character) - 1977
28% 52% The Car Amos (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingston: The Power Play Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% Dixie Dynamite Charlie White (Character) - 1976
67% 40% Stay Hungry Thor Erickson (Character) - 1976
64% 54% Race With the Devil Sheriff Taylor (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 72% Boss Mayor Griffin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 54% White Line Fever Prosecutor (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reflections of Murder Mr. Turner (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Henry Stratemeyer (Character) - 1974
100% 84% My Name Is Nobody Honest John (Character) - 1973
86% 61% White Lightning Big Bear (Character) - 1973
86% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Deputy Sheriff Bob Ollinger (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hec Ramsey Ben Ritt (Character) - 1972
73% 45% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Clell Miller (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Century Turns Ben Ritt (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 50% Justin Morgan Had a Horse Squire Fisk (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Hillbilly John Bristowe (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% J.W. Coop Jim Sawyer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The McMasters Watson (Character) - 1970
93% 82% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Quittner (Character) - 1970
43% 67% The Great White Hope Cap'n Dan (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 40% Angels Die Hard Mel (Character) - 1970
100% 87% El Dorado Kevin MacDonald (Character) - 1967
97% 67% Major Dundee Reverend Dahlstrom (Character) $14.9K 1965
93% 84% Ride the High Country Joshua Knudsen (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 25% Ten Who Dared Oramel Howland (Character) - 1960
53% 64% The Fugitive Kind Sheriff Jordan Talbot (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 74% No Name on the Bullet Asa Canfield (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 27% From Hell to Texas Hunter Boyd (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 42% Never Love a Stranger Flix (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garden of Eden J. Randolph Latimore (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 97% Quantum Leap Davison (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 89% Beauty and the Beast Stanley Kazmarek (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Calloway (Guest Star) 1983 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Banner (Guest Star) 1973 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Link Thompson (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Lijah (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Mr. Bowers (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Jud Briar (Guest Star) 1965-1967 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Arnie Kale (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff Bradley (Guest Star) 1965 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1962 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Steve (Character) 1965 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sam Jarrad (Guest Star) 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Harry Bright (Guest Star) 1962 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962 1960
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Contractor (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Farmer Flint (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Marshal William MacWilliams (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Neal Bailey (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

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