Steve Railsback

Steve Railsback

Highest Rated: 100% Cockfighter (1974)

Lowest Rated: 10% Ed Gein (2001)

Birthday: Nov 16, 1945

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Steve Railsback emerged in the 1970s as an actor with an almost eerie capacity to essay characters with weird energy and a quirky, naturalistic menace. Railsback left his native Texas in the late 1960s to immerse himself in the New York theater scene, where he met accomplished director Elia Kazan, who gave the young actor his first film role, prophetically enough as a vengeful Vietnam vet in "The Visitors" (1972). After Railsback delivered a show-stopping performance as psychopathic cult leader Charles Manson in the high-profile television movie "Helter Skelter "(CBS, 1976), he took more square-jawed leads in the ABC miniseries "From Here to Eternity" (1979) and what would be tabbed as his above-the-credits breakthrough, the inside-Hollywood comedy "The Stunt Man" (1980). But bigger roles did not pan out, and his ensuing work was largely relegated to B-movies, a majority of them science fiction or horror - most notably "Escape 2000" (1982), "Lifeforce" (1985) and the right-wing fantasy "The Survivalist" (1987). He sealed his genre bona fides with a two-episode turn as disturbed abductee Duane Barry on Fox's sci-fi phenomenon "The X-Files" (1993-2002). Railsback bankrolled his next turn as a dangerous psycho, taking the title role in the indie flick, "Ed Gein" (2000). Regardless of budget or profile, Railsback remained a textbook case of Hollywood's sometimes confounding indifference to mesmerizing talents should they fail to fit neatly into a prepackaged box.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 59% Gone Are the Days Jaden (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 9th Floor: Quest for the Ancient Relic Sebastian Koenig (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild in Blue Charlie's Father (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 48% Follow the Prophet Senator Stanton (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 2% Plaguers Tarver (Character) - 2008
55% 78% The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Ken Dwyer (Character) $16.9M 2005
No Score Yet 12% King of the Lost World Larry (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 14% Intermedio Old Man (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 20% Slash Jeremiah (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Box Jake Ragna (Character) - 2003
10% 40% Ed Gein Ed Gein (Character),
Executive Producer
$11.8K 2001
No Score Yet 49% Made Men Kyle (Character) - 1999
34% 39% Disturbing Behavior Officer Cox the BIG Rat (Character) $17.5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in the House Jack Derby (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Termination Man Dylan Pope (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 62% Vanishing Point Sergeant Preston (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% Street Corner Justice Sergeant Ryan Freeborn (Character) - 1996
27% 14% Barb Wire Col. Pryzer (Character) $3.6M 1996
No Score Yet 20% The Spy Within Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pressure Point Arno Taylor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% Final Mission Colonel Glen Anderson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separated by Murder Jesse Dixon (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quake Kyle (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Wars Jack Manning (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonds of Love Ken Smith (Character) - 1993
11% 31% Calendar Girl Roy's Father (Character) $2.5M 1993
No Score Yet 10% Save Me Robbins (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunstroke Biggs (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever William Desmond Taylor (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 15% Alligator II: The Mutation Vincent "Vinnie" Brown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 32% Scissors Alex Morgan/Cole Morgan (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 24% Nukie Dr. Eric Harvey (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Cops, Bad Cops Jimmy Donnelly (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forgotten Lieutenant Jesse Brady (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assassin Hank Knight (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Intent Jeff Kirkwood (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Survivalist Jack Tillman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scenes From the Goldmine Harry Spiros (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 29% Blue Monkey Detective Jim Bishop (Character) $98.8K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Distortions Scott Marshall (Character) - 1987
10% 39% Armed and Dangerous The Cowboy (Character) $15.4M 1986
58% 45% Lifeforce Colonel Tom Carlsen (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torchlight Jake Gregory (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veliki transport Pavle Paroski (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 26% The Golden Seal Jim Lee (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 6% Trick or Treats Bret (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eliminator Billy Owens (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 10% Deadly Games Billy Owens (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 42% Escape 2000 Paul Anders (Character) - 1981
90% 74% The Stunt Man Cameron (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela Jean Lebrecque (Character) - 1977
100% 82% Cockfighter Junior (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 32% The Visitors Mike Nickerson (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Guest 2010
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 87% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visitor Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
74% 86% The X-Files Duane Barry (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Helter Skelter Unknown (Character) 1976

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