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Sydney Lassick

Highest Rated: 93% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Lowest Rated: 3% Cool as Ice (1991)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1922

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

While his best remembered role is probably the manic depressive Charley Cheswick in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Sydney Lassick appeared in dozens of films throughout his career and guest-starred in numerous television series. Most of his early credits consisted of small, nameless parts during the late '50s and '60s, but he did play the Fairy Godfather in "Sinderella and the Golden Bra," a softcore porn/art film hybrid released in '64. A decade later, he had his breakthrough in the Oscar-winning "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next," although with his stocky build and particular-sounding voice, he frequently seemed best-suited playing men who were angsty or slightly off from the norm. For example, he was effectively unpleasant as English teacher Mr. Fromm in the '76 horror film "Carrie." Occasionally, inspired filmmakers would cast him in sinister roles, such as twisted hotel caretaker Ernest Keller in the 1980 horror film "The Unseen," but he also got plenty of work playing run-of-the-mill creeps and sycophants--for example, the character Gopher in the 1992 crime thriller "Deep Cover." His television roles included appearances on the sitcoms "Barney Miller" and "Archie Bunker's Place" during the late '70s and early '80s.

Highest rated movies

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Deep Cover
Cool as Ice




No Score Yet 88% Something to Sing About Elderly Man (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Mr. Wanorski (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 21% An American Vampire Story Bruno (Character) - 1997
76% 76% Freeway Woody Wilson (Character) $283.8K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squanderers Peter Chisholm (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money to Burn Peter Chisholm (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 18% Future Shock Mr. Johnson (Character) - 1993
87% 77% Deep Cover Gopher (Character) $16.6M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement Dr. Henry Silver (Character) - 1992
3% 43% Cool as Ice Roscoe McCallister (Character) $956.8K 1991
No Score Yet 57% The Art of Dying Wallie (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 17% Committed Gow (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 36% Sonny Boy Charlie P. (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie III Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Palisades Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 35% Tale of Two Sisters Dad (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Curse II: The Bite George (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 56% Out on Bail Otis T. Smiley (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 53% The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck Wolfgang Meyer (Character) - 1988
25% 18% Ratboy Lee "Dial-A-Prayer" (Character) $1.9K 1986
No Score Yet 12% Silent Madness Sheriff Liggett (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 33% The Unseen Ernest Keller (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 42% The Billion Dollar Hobo Mitchell (Character) - 1978
93% 77% Carrie Mr. Fromm (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serpico: The Deadly Game Goldman (Character) - 1976
93% 96% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Charlie Cheswick (Character) - 1975


74% 85% The X-Files Chuck Forsch (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985
66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Arnold Cummings (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tabitha Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977