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      Richard Lineback

      Highest Rated: 94% Speed (1994)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Meet the Deedles (1998)

      Birthday: Feb 4, 1952

      Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

      A supporting player who has met a foul fate in more than one film, actor Richard Lineback has acted extensively in screen and stage productions. Born in Germany, he moved with his family to Austin as a teen. Moving to Los Angeles after college, he joined the Colony Theatre Company in Burbank, performing in numerous productions, including "The Grapes of Wrath," in which he played the lead. In the late '70s, he began making his way into TV series, and followed with a feature debut in 1980's "Joni," about a girl's spiritual struggle with paralysis. He made frequent guest appearances in a variety of popular shows including the quirky "Max Headroom" and the cop drama "Hunter." In the '90s, an increasing number of film parts came his way, some more memorable for the characters' causes of death than for the roles themselves: he was a victim of Woody Harrelson's murderous rampage in "Natural Born Killers" and was wiped out by a tornado in "Twister." Lineback found greater recognition for his stage work, including a critically praised turn in "Baby Dance," a play about infertility and adoption, for which he reprised his role in a TV movie adaptation.

      Highest rated movies

      Speed poster Speed Tin Cup poster
      Tin Cup
      Sommersby poster
      King of Texas poster
      King of Texas
      Varsity Blues poster Varsity Blues The Jackal poster
      The Jackal
      Ready to Rumble poster
      Ready to Rumble
      Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning poster Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning



      No Score Yet No Score Yet McBride: Dogged Frank Sinclair (Character) - 2007
      50% 42% King of Texas Warnell (Character) - 2002
      22% 52% Ready to Rumble Mr. Boggs (Character) $12.4M 2000
      No Score Yet 50% Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story Paul Jackson (Character) - 1999
      43% 76% Varsity Blues Joe Harbour (Character) $52.9M 1999
      No Score Yet 33% The Baby Dance Al LeFauve (Character) - 1998
      7% 38% Meet the Deedles Crabbe (Character) $4.4M 1998
      24% 51% The Jackal McMurphy (Character) $54.9M 1997
      72% 65% Tin Cup Curt (Character) $53.9M 1996
      No Score Yet 73% Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! The Human Pets Willie the Pooch (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan Billy Coleman (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Game Slim (Character) - 1994
      94% 76% Speed Norwood (Character) $121.2M 1994
      63% 60% Sommersby Timothy Fry (Character) $46.4M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody's Daughter Fielder (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman With a Past Wayne (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Vengeance Edwin "Ed" Rentzell (Character) - 1990
      18% 26% Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning Deputy Dodd (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 56% Gideon's Trumpet Lester Wade (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 62% Joni Steve Estes (Character) - 1979


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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
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      No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1980