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Sonny Carl Davis

Highest Rated:   94% Melvin and Howard (1980)
Lowest Rated:   0% TerrorVision (1986)
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Sonny Carl Davis came to the movies from an earlier stint on the music scene in Austin, TX. His rock group, Sons of Coyote, appeared for a time in the 1970s before metamorphosing into the Sons of Uranium Savage. His entertainment career took an upward turn when director Eagle Pennell cast him as one of the two lead characters in the offbeat film The Whole Shootin' Match (1979). Thus began the actor's career of making memorable portrayals of the diverse character parts assigned to him. After playing a redneck entrepreneur in The Whole Shootin' Match, Davis performed in one more Pennell film. Turning in one of his most outstanding performances, Davis played the aging Don Juan character in Last Night at the Alamo (1983). One of the great scenes in film occurs when the handsome, suave, pick-up artist removes his cowboy hat only to reveal a balding head. The change in persona is so great that audiences gasped out loud at the contrast.Davis is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the businessman with attitude in the highly acclaimed film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), in which Davis set the benchmark for how to make yourself heard at a fast-food restaurant. Davis also starred as Louise's restaurant co-worker in Thelma & Louise (1991).Throughout the '80s and '90s, Davis appeared in dramas and comedies in the theaters as well as made-for-television movies, often turning in performances that deserved a wider audience than these limited vehicles gave him. Notable among these were his portrayals in Nowhere to Run (1988); A Pair of Aces (1990); Bad Channels, Seedpeople, and Ned Blessing, all made in 1992; and Fair Game in 1995. Davis' next performances included his 2001 portrayal of a Santa Claus at the wrong place at the wrong time, in I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; and in Big Time, made the same year.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Windsor
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Evil Bong High-5
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Evil Bong 420
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Kill or Be Killed
  • Bert
2015
No Score Yet Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Butcher Boys
  • Carl Wayne
2013
No Score Yet Saturday Morning Massacre (Saturday Morning Mystery)
  • Detective 1
2013
No Score Yet Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath Of Bong
  • Rabbit
2011
No Score Yet Chainsaw Found Jesus
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Evil Bong II: King Bong
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Santa Trap
  • Actor
2007
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • Kruger
$5M 2006
No Score Yet Wacko
  • Weirdo
2003
No Score Yet I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Actor
2001
13% Fair Game
  • Baker
1995
75% Unlawful Entry
  • Neighbor Jack
1992
No Score Yet Seedpeople
  • Burt Mosely
1992
No Score Yet Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Bad Channels
  • Peanut
1992
84% Thelma & Louise
  • Albert
1991
No Score Yet Pair of Aces
  • Claude Rayburn
1991
No Score Yet Christmas in Connecticut
  • Capt. Marsh
1991
No Score Yet Trancers II
  • Rabbit
1991
No Score Yet False Arrest
  • Det. Larry Martinson
1991
No Score Yet Nowhere to Run
  • J.W.
1988
No Score Yet Red-Headed Stranger
  • Odie Claver
1987
78% Project X
  • Sgt. Ridley
1987
No Score Yet The Verne Miller Story (Gangland) (Verne Miller)
  • Frank "Baldy" Nash
1987
0% TerrorVision
  • Norton
1986
No Score Yet The Burning Bed
  • Assistant Prosecutor
1984
No Score Yet Fast Money
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Last Night at the Alamo
  • Actor
1983
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Businessman
1982
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers
  • Store Clerk
1982
94% Melvin and Howard
  • Milkman George
1980
14% Roadie
  • Bird
1980
17% Where the Buffalo Roam
  • Stepanian
1980
No Score Yet Why Would I Lie?
  • Paul
1980
No Score Yet The Whole Shootin' Match
  • Frank
1979

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