Warren Oates - Rotten Tomatoes

Warren Oates

Highest Rated:   100% There Was a Crooked Man (1970)
Lowest Rated:   13% Return of the Seven (1966)
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Birthplace:   Depoy, Kentucky, USA
Oates first acted in a student play while attending the University of Louisville. He moved to New York in 1954, hoping to find work on the stage or TV; instead he had a series of odd jobs. Eventually he appeared in a few live TV dramas, and when this work slowed down he moved to Hollywood; there he became a stock villain in many TV and film Westerns. Over the years he gained respect as an excellent character actor; by the early '70s he was appearing in both unusual, unglamorous leads and significant supporting roles. His breakthrough role was in In the Heat of the Night (1967). He played the title role in Dillinger (1973).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tough Enough
  • James Neese
1983
84% Blue Thunder
  • Capt. Jack Braddock
1983
89% The Border
  • Red
1982
86% Stripes
  • Sgt. Hulka
1981
No Score Yet Prime Time (American Raspberry) (Funny America)
  • Actor
1980
33% 1941
  • Maddox
1979
No Score Yet My Old Man
  • Frank Butler
1979
No Score Yet And Baby Makes Six
  • Michael Cramer
1979
No Score Yet The Brink's Job
  • Specs O'Keefe
1978
No Score Yet Amore, piombo e furore (Gunfire)(China 9, Liberty 37) (Love, Bullets and Frenzy)
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet China 9, Liberty 37
  • Matthew Sebanek
1978
No Score Yet Sleeping dogs
  • Willoughby
1977
No Score Yet Drum
  • Hammond Maxwell
1976
No Score Yet Dixie Dynamite
  • Mack
1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade
  • Nicholas Dance
1975
57% Race with the Devil
  • Frank Stewart
1975
No Score Yet Cockfighter
  • Frank Mansfield
1974
83% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Bennie
1974
98% Badlands
  • Mr. Sargis
1974
No Score Yet The White Dawn
  • Billy
1974
No Score Yet Kid Blue
  • Reese Ford
1973
92% Dillinger
  • John Dillinger
1973
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer
  • Muff Potter
1973
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner
  • Dave
1973
No Score Yet Chandler
  • Chandler
1971
92% The Hired Hand
  • Arch Harris
1971
94% Two-Lane Blacktop
  • G.T.O
1971
No Score Yet Barquero
  • Jake
1970
100% There Was a Crooked Man
  • Floyd Moon
1970
96% The Wild Bunch
  • Lyle Gorch
1969
No Score Yet Crooks and Coronets
  • Marty Miller
1969
No Score Yet Smith!
  • Walter Charlie
1969
No Score Yet The Split
  • Marty Gough
1968
96% In the Heat of the Night
  • Sam Wood
1967
No Score Yet Welcome to Hard Times (Killer on a Horse)
  • Jenks
1967
100% The Shooting
  • Willett Gashade
1967
13% Return of the Seven
  • Colbee
1966
No Score Yet Shenandoah
  • Billy Packer
1965
97% Major Dundee
  • O.W. Hadley
1965
No Score Yet Mail Order Bride
  • Jace
1964
No Score Yet Hero's Island
  • Wayte
1962
93% Ride the High Country
  • Henry
1962
100% Private Property
  • Boots
1960
71% The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
  • Eddie Diamond
1960
No Score Yet Yellowstone Kelly
  • Corporal
1959
No Score Yet Up Periscope
  • Seaman Kovacs
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Ambulance Driver Cpl. Richard Langsford
  • 1963
  • 1960

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