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Steve Railsback

Highest Rated:   100% Helter Skelter (1976)
Lowest Rated:   10% Ed Gein (2001)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Gone Are the Days
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Wild in Blue
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Infiltrators
  • Sebastian Koenig
2013
No Score Yet Follow the Prophet
  • Senator Stanton
2009
No Score Yet Once Fallen
  • Conrad Nord
2009
No Score Yet Turkey Shoot (Escape 2000)
  • Paul Anders
2008
94% 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
$17.0M 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
  • Ed Gein
2001
No Score Yet The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man'
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Made Men
  • Kyle
1999
35% 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
68% Save Me
  • Robbins
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
  • Actor
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Lt. Jesse Brady
  • 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
14% Armed and Dangerous
  • The Cowboy
1986
67% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Femme Fatales
2011-2012
  • Dr. Daniel Duryea
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Kittel
  • 2010
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Litvack
  • 2000
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Duane Barry
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986

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