Rex Linn

Rex Linn

  • Highest Rated: 88% Thunderheart (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
  • Birthday: Nov 13, 1956
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • With his bald head and beefy exterior, Hollywood character player Rex Linn quickly built up an acting resumé replete with many portrayals of toughs, feds, cops, thugs, and -- occasionally -- unremarkable, beleaguered everymen. Born in the panhandle of the Lone Star State, Linn came of age in the small Texas town of Spearman. He discovered a lingering interest in drama during his teenage years, but buckled under the weight of discouragement from an acting coach, and put acting on the shelf to focus on career pursuits in banking and the oil industry. Dissatisfied with these fields, Linn convinced an Oklahoma talent agent to sign him, and made the leap from commercials to feature roles with his portrayal of serial murderer Fred Epps in the Peter Masterson-directed thriller Night Game (1989), opposite Roy Scheider. The pleasure of this experience prompted Linn to head to the West Coast, where he worked construction, landed intermittent acting assignments, and studied the craft under the tutelage of Silvana Gallardo in Studio City, CA. Linn was memorable as the rogue treasury agent who assists terrorist John Lithgow in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Cliffhanger (1993), which brought the actor the recognition he so persistently sought and led to a series of supporting roles in dozens of feature films. Linn's portrayal of Frank McLaury in Wyatt Earp (1994) marked the first in a series of several onscreen collaborations with Kevin Costner that also included the romantic comedy Tin Cup (1996) and the laborious sci-fi epic The Postman (1997). Linn also landed guest appearances on such series as JAG and 3rd Rock From the Sun. He is best known, however, for his fine portrayal of Miami-Dade Police Department detective Frank Tripp on the hit crime series CSI: Miami.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

13% An Acceptable Loss Actor 2019
No Score Yet Cupid's Proxy Clive 2017
No Score Yet American Con: The Meeting Ray Henley 2016
No Score Yet Gridiron Heroes Actor 2015
69% Zombeavers Smyth $15.4K 2015
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Sheriff/Narrator $37.4M 2014
24% Devil's Knot Chief Inspector Gitchell $0.2M 2014
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II Kip Chalmers $2.6M 2012
76% Appaloosa Clyde Stringer $20.2M 2008
No Score Yet Trial by Fire (Smoke Jumper) (Raging Inferno) Actor 2008
67% Abominable Billy Hoss 2006
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Paradise Karl 2006
26% The Zodiac Jim Martinez 2006
18% After the Sunset Agent Kowalski $28.4M 2004
24% Cheaper by the Dozen Coach Bricker $138.6M 2003
29% The Hunted Powell $34.2M 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Hat Henderson 2003
No Score Yet Cockfight Sheriff 2002
No Score Yet The Round and Round Sheriff 2002
21% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars Yared $7.4M 2001
80% The Jack Bull Shelby Dykes 1999
27% Instinct Guard Alan 1999
57% Blast From the Past Dave 1999
No Score Yet Alone Travis Floyd 1998
60% Rush Hour Agent Whitney 1998
No Score Yet Black Cat Run Sheriff Ben Bromwell 1998
27% The Odd Couple II Jay Jay 1998
9% The Postman Mercer 1997
80% Breakdown Sheriff Boyd 1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone Actor 1997
69% The Long Kiss Goodnight Man on bed 1996
70% Tin Cup Dewey 1996
38% Cutthroat Island Mr. Blair 1995
No Score Yet Public Enemies Al Spencer 1995
No Score Yet Perfect Alibi Bartender 1995
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Actor 1994
41% Drop Zone Bobby 1994
80% Clear and Present Danger Washington Detective 1994
44% Wyatt Earp Frank McLaury 1994
62% Iron Will Joe McPherson 1994
88% Thunderheart FBI Agent 1992
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Sheriff Gray 1992
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Henry 1991
33% My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Guest at Barbeque 1991
No Score Yet Dark Before Dawn Don Haleys 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Young Sheldon
2017
Principal Petersen
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
89% Lethal Weapon
2016
Nathan Riggs
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
91% Nashville
2012-2018
Bill Lexington
  • 2016
  • 2015
28% State of Affairs
2014-2015
Sen. Burke
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Frank Tripp Det. Frank Tripp
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
71% Saving Grace
2007-2010
Wiley
  • 2007
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Mark Falcon
  • 2000
No Score Yet Profiler
1996-2000
Talbot
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Ellis Talbot
  • 2000
No Score Yet Snoops
1999
Jasper
  • 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Stahl
  • 1999
91% The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Mountain McClain
  • 1994
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Martin
  • 1991

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