Steve Railsback

Highest Rated: 100% Helter Skelter (1976)
Lowest Rated: 10% Ed Gein (2001)
Birthday: Nov 16, 1945
Birthplace: Not Available
Before underappreciated character actor Steve Railsback became a fixture in the direct-to-video market, he studied with Lee Strasberg and spent a decade acting on the N.Y.C. theater circuit. His made his film debut in Elia Kazan's 1972 crime thriller The Visitors, and followed that up with a role in the 1974 action drama Cockfighter. His first major film role was as the cult leader Charles Manson in the 1976 CBS movie Helter Skelter, based on the book by Vincent Bugliosi. He starred opposite Sophia Loren in the barely released Canadian film Angela and opposite Kim Basinger in the six-hour romantic miniseries From Here to Eternity. His last mainstream starring role was in the 1980 offbeat action movie The Stunt Man, as a fugitive who stumbles onto the set of a fictional movie directed by Peter O'Toole and starring Barbara Hershey. The movie developed a bit of a cult following, and as a result Railsback developed a small but appreciative audience.Throughout the remainder of the '80s, Railsback thrived as a leading man in the special area of low-budget B-movies seen mostly on cable or home video. Some schlocky favorites include the British sci-fi horror flick Lifeforce and the Australian action movie Escape 2000. A few exceptions to his action-filled resumé are the family drama The Golden Seal and the period comedy Calender Girl. In the '90s he tried producing and screenwriting while also playing recurring psychopath Duane Barry on FOX's The X-Files. He made his directorial debut in 1994 with The Spy Within, an erotic thriller starring Scott Glenn and Theresa Russell. In 1997 he joined the cast of the FOX sci-fi drama series The Visitor for a season. In 2000 he returned to playing sicko psychopaths as the title character in the creepy biopic Ed Gein. In addition to portraying the farmer-turned-serial killer, he also served as executive producer. He stayed with the horror genre for his next appearance in the South African movie Slash (2002).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Gone Are the Days Actor 2018
No Score Yet Wild in Blue Actor 2015
No Score Yet Infiltrators Sebastian Koenig 2013
No Score Yet Once Fallen Conrad Nord 2009
No Score Yet Follow the Prophet Senator Stanton 2009
No Score Yet Turkey Shoot (Escape 2000) Paul Anders 2008
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Plaguers Targer 2008
No Score Yet Rest Stop: Don't Look Back Actor 2008
No Score Yet King of the Lost World Larry 2005
53% The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Ken Dwyer $17M 2005
80% Neo Ned Mr. Day 2005
No Score Yet Intermedio Old Man 2004
No Score Yet Slash Jeremiah 2003
No Score Yet The Box Jake 2003
53% Storytelling Mr. Kirk $0.9M 2002
No Score Yet Double Down Charlie 2001
10% Ed Gein Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man' Actor 2000
No Score Yet Made Men Kyle 1999
34% Disturbing Behavior Officer Cox 1998
No Score Yet Termination Man Dylan 1997
No Score Yet Stranger in the House Jack Derby 1997
No Score Yet Vanishing Point Sgt. Chuck Preston 1997
No Score Yet Street Corner Justice Ryan Freeborn 1996
28% Barb Wire Col. Pryzer 1996
No Score Yet Separadas por la Muerte Dixon 1994
No Score Yet The Spy Within (The Flight of the Dove) Director 1994
No Score Yet Private Wars Jack Manning 1993
No Score Yet Final Mission Colonel Glen Anderson 1993
No Score Yet Quake Kyle 1993
No Score Yet Bonds of Love Ken Smith 1993
11% Calendar Girl Roy's Father 1993
No Score Yet Forever William Desmond Taylor 1993
No Score Yet Nukie Actor 1993
No Score Yet Save Me Robbins 1993
No Score Yet Sunstroke Biggs 1992
No Score Yet Scissors Alex Morgan, Cole Morgan 1991
No Score Yet Alligator II: The Mutation Vincent Brown 1990
No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Jimmy Donnelly 1990
No Score Yet Deadly Intent Jeff Kirkwood 1989
No Score Yet The Assassin Hank Knight 1989
No Score Yet The Forgotten Lt. Jesse Brady Screenwriter Executive Producer 1989
No Score Yet Blue Monkey Det. Jim Bishop 1987
No Score Yet The Wind (Edge of Terror) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Scenes from the Goldmine Harry 1987
No Score Yet The Survivalist Jack Tillman 1987
No Score Yet Distortions Scott Marshall 1987
11% Armed and Dangerous The Cowboy 1986
58% Lifeforce Commander Tom Carlsen 1985
No Score Yet Torchlight Jake Gregory 1984
No Score Yet The Golden Seal Jim Lee 1983
No Score Yet Trick or Treats Actor 1982
No Score Yet Escape 2000 Actor 1981
89% The Stunt Man Cameron 1980
No Score Yet Deadly Games Billy Owens 1980
No Score Yet Angela Jean Lebrecque 1978
100% Helter Skelter Charles Manson 1976
No Score Yet The Visitors Mike Nickerson 1972


No Score Yet Femme Fatales
Dr. Daniel Duryea
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Practice
Walter Dawson
  • 2001
No Score Yet Charmed
  • 2000
  • 1999
75% The X-Files
Duane Barry
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
  • 1986