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Rex Linn

Highest Rated:   87% Thunderheart (1992)
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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
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
77% Appaloosa
  • Clyde Stringer
$20.2M 2008
No Score Yet Trial by Fire (Smoke Jumper) (Raging Inferno)
  • Actor
2008
62% 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
58% 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
21% 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
68% The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • Man on bed
1996
69% 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
38% Drop Zone
  • Bobby
1994
82% Clear and Present Danger
  • Washington Detective
1994
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Frank McLaury
1994
62% Iron Will
  • Joe McPherson
1994
87% 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
65% Lethal Weapon
2016
  • Nathan Riggs
  • 2017
75% Young Sheldon
2017
  • Principal Petersen
  • 2017
92% Nashville
2012
  • Bill Lexington
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
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
80% Saving Grace
2007-2010
  • Wiley
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Ellis Talbot
  • 2000

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