R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story (1995)

Lowest Rated: 9% On Deadly Ground (1994)

Birthday: Mar 24, 1944

Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, USA

It only makes sense that R. Lee Ermey found such long-running success using the same tough-talking persona in countless film and TV roles. For Ermey, the persona was based more on reality than on Hollywood magic. Born in Emporia, Kansas in 1944, Ermey had a penchant for mischief as a teenager, and was arrested more than once. Finally, at age 16, a judge offered him a choice between enlisting in the military and serving jail time, and he happily chose the former. Ermey served in Marine Wing Support Group 17 for several years, including 14 months spent deployed to the Vietnam War. After he was discharged, he landed an opportunity to serve as a technical advisor on the film "Apocalypse Now" (1979), also playing a small role in the film. He later signed on to offer similar advisement to Stanley Kubrick on the movie "Full Metal Jacket" (1987), but after Kubrick watched Ermey ream out extras in a training video, he decided to cast him in the film as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The role made Ermey an extremely well known face, and he would continue to put his on screen persona to use for the next three decades, memorably appearing as the police captain in "Seven" (1995) and the TV announcer in "Starship Troopers" (1997), and hosting History Channel's "Mail Call" (History, 2002-07). Ermey passed away in 2018. He was 74 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 85% Filmworker Self $102.6K 2017
16% 39% The Watch Manfred (Character) $34.4M 2012
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Sarge (Voice) $415M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock N Load With R. Lee Ermey Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 28% Solstice Leonard (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 26% Shark Bait Jack (Voice) - 2006
13% 53% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Sheriff Hoyt (Character) $39.5M 2006
9% 46% Man of the House Captain Nichols (Character) $19.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Y.M.I. John (Character) - 2004
37% 58% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt (Character) $80.1M 2003
64% 51% Willard Mr. Martin (Character) $6.9M 2003
71% 72% Run Ronnie Run! Lead Kidnapper (Character) - 2002
63% 82% The Salton Sea Verne Plummer (Character) $676.7K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.K.A. Birdseye Sheriff Gathers (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taking Sides General Wallace (Character) $189K 2001
No Score Yet 45% Jericho Marshall (Character) - 2001
50% 10% Scenes of the Crime Mr. Parker (Character) - 2001
10% 46% Megiddo President Richard Benson (Character) $6M 2001
19% 51% Saving Silverman Coach (Character) $19.4M 2001
60% 56% Recess: School's Out Colonel O'Malley (Voice) $36.7M 2001
No Score Yet 21% Chaos Factor Col. Ben Wilder (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 60% Skipped Parts Caspar Callahan (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 12% On the Borderline Capt. Elias (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 7% Avalanche Gary (Character) - 1999
100% 86% Toy Story 2 Sarge (Voice) $245.9M 1999
No Score Yet 0% The Apartment Complex Frank Stanton (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 82% You Know My Name Nix (Character) - 1999
50% 77% Life Older Sheriff Pike (Character) $64M 1999
20% 53% Gunshy Jerry (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Dead Men Can't Dance Sen. Pullman T. Fowler (Character) - 1997
56% 78% Prefontaine Bill Bowerman (Character) $584.2K 1997
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Billy Paxton (Character) - 1997
32% 46% Switchback Sheriff Buck Olmstead (Character) $6.5M 1997
No Score Yet 18% The Sender Colonel Rosewater (Character) - 1997
64% 71% The Frighteners Sgt. Hiles (Character) $16.5M 1996
67% 64% Soul of the Game Wilkie (Character) - 1996
100% 92% Toy Story Sarge (Voice) $31.3M 1995
91% 85% Leaving Las Vegas Conventioneer (Character) $29.9M 1995
50% 80% Murder in the First Judge Clawson (Character) $16.1M 1995
No Score Yet 35% Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Preacher Brian (Character) - 1995
95% 86% Dead Man Walking Clyde Percy (Character) $37.1M 1995
83% 95% Seven Police Captain (Character) $100.1M 1995
9% 34% On Deadly Ground Stone (Character) $36M 1994
No Score Yet 0% Love Is a Gun Frank Deacon (Character) - 1994
62% 60% Sommersby Dick Mead (Character) $46.4M 1993
No Score Yet 29% Chain of Command Benjamin Brewster (Character) - 1993
70% 39% Body Snatchers General Platt (Character) $54.8K 1993
9% 36% Hexed Det. Ferguson (Character) $2.4M 1993
No Score Yet 40% Kid Luke (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 0% The Terror Within II Von Demming (Character) - 1991
33% 66% Toy Soldiers General Kramer (Character) $13.4M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Weller (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 19% I'm Dangerous Tonight Lt. Ackman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 27% Endless Descent Capt. Phillips (Character) - 1989
37% 54% Fletch Lives Jimmy Lee Farnsworth (Character) $32.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Demonstone Col. Joe Haines (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 71% The Siege of Firebase Gloria Hafner (Character) - 1988
84% 90% Mississippi Burning Mayor Tilman (Character) $33.7M 1988
92% 94% Full Metal Jacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor (Character) $42.9M 1987
No Score Yet 62% Purple Hearts Bwana (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 77% The Boys in Company C Sergeant Loyce (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Military Makeover Unknown (Character),
Host
2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Spaces Host 2015
85% 76% The Simpsons Colonel Leslie Hapablap (Guest Voice) 2015 1995
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Warden (Guest Voice) 2011 2001
96% 90% Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wildcat (Voice) 2009-2011
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Walter Burlock (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock N' Load With R. Lee Ermey Host 2009
35% No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% House John House (Guest Star) 2008 2005
No Score Yet 77% Sponge Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mail Call Host 2002-2007
30% No Score Yet Father of the Pride Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
83% 87% Scrubs Janitor's Father (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Unknown (Voice) 2001 1999
100% 100% Action Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
60% No Score Yet Cracker Lt. Fry (Character) 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maximum Bob Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Riders Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
74% 86% The X-Files Reverend Patrick Findley (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space: Above and Beyond Unknown (Character) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
20% No Score Yet Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987

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