Charles Napier

Actor
Described by filmmaker and collaborator Russ Meyer as appearing to smile on one side of his mouth while scowling on the other, lantern-jawed character actor Charles Napier essayed a gallery of mad, bad and dangerous ... Read more »
Born: 04/11/1936 in Mount Union, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (123)

Extreme Honor 2014 (Movie)

Commander (Actor)

Hunt for the Devil 2014 (Movie)

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Archer 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 (Movie)

Dick Lewiston (Actor)

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

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Shadowheart 2008 (Movie)

Sheriff Sanders (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

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Annapolis 2006 (Movie)

Supt. Carter (Actor)

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

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Suits on the Loose 2006 (Movie)

General Wilkins (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

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Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Nudie (Actor)

The 4400 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Simpsons 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

General Sloan (Actor)

Coach 1993 - 1995, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Men in Black: The Series 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Roswell 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Roy (Actor)

The Practice 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Forgive Me Father 2001 (Movie)

Frank Ransom (Actor)

Second Chances 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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God, the Devil and Bob 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

New Kids on the Planet 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

Four Star General (Actor)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Senator Warren Crockett (Actor)

The Magician 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Very Mean Men 2000 (Movie)

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Armstrong 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

General Hawk (Actor)

Los Gringos 1999 (Movie)

of Cowboy (Voice)

Cypress Edge 1998 (Movie)

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George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Macon County Jail 1998 (Movie)

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 (Movie)

Commander Gilmour (Actor)

No Small Ways 1997 (Movie)

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Pirates of the Plain 1997 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

Colonel David (Actor)

Hard Justice 1996 (Movie)

Warden Pike (Actor)

Hudson Street 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

The Mayor (Actor)

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Arresting Officer (Actor)

3 Ninjas Knuckle Up 1995 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Felony 1995 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Jury Duty 1995 (Movie)

Jed (Actor)

Riot 1995 (Movie)

Devaney (Actor)

The Critic 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Voice

Ballistic 1994 (Movie)

Underwood (Actor)

Fatal Pursuit 1994 (Movie)

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Ripper Man 1994 (Movie)

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Savage Land 1994 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

Silk Degrees 1994 (Movie)

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Skeeter 1994 (Movie)

Sheriff Buckle (Actor)

Body Shot 1993 (Movie)

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Eyes of the Beholder 1993 (Movie)

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John Carpenter Presents Body Bags 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Mortal Danger 1993 (Movie)

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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 1993 (Movie)

Interrogator (Actor)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

Judge Garnett (Actor)

Raw Justice 1993 (Movie)

Southern Mayor (Actor)

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Center of the Web 1992 (Movie)

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Dragonfight 1991 (Movie)

Moochow (Actor)

Homicidal Impulse 1991 (Movie)

Doogan (Actor)

Lonely Hearts 1991 (Movie)

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Return to Frogtown 1991 (Movie)

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The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Sergeant Boyle (Actor)

Under Surveillance 1991 (Movie)

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Ernest Goes to Jail 1990 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Indio 2 - The Revolt 1990 (Movie)

IMC president (Actor)

Maniac Cop 2 1990 (Movie)

Lew Brady (Actor)

Miami Blues 1990 (Movie)

Sergeant Bill Henderson (Actor)

Soldier's Fortune 1990 (Movie)

Colonel Blair (Actor)

The Grifters 1990 (Movie)

Hebbing (Actor)

Hit List 1989 (Movie)

Tom Mitchum (Actor)

Mal d'Africa 1989 (Movie)

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Deep Space 1988 (Movie)

Detective Macliamor (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Angela's Hairdresser (Actor)

One Man Force 1988 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

Kidnapped 1987 (Movie)

Police Lieutenant (Actor)

The A-Team 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Night Stalker 1987 (Movie)

Sergeant J J Striker (Actor)

Instant Justice 1986 (Movie)

Major Davis (Actor)

Something Wild 1986 (Movie)

Irate Chef (Actor)

Body Count 1985 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 (Movie)

Murdock (Actor)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

Moon Willens (Actor)

The Outlaws 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Wacko 1983 (Movie)

Patrick O'Hara (Actor)

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

Ventura (Actor)

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

Tucker McElroy (Actor)

Last Embrace 1979 (Movie)

Dave Quittle (Actor)

The Oregon Trail 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Thunder and Lightning 1978 (Movie)

Jim Bob (Actor)

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Harold Rissley-- (Actor)

Super Vixens 1973 (Movie)

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970 (Movie)

Baxter Wolfe (Actor)

Cherry, Harry & Raquel 1969 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Love and Kisses 1969 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

CHiPs (TV Show)

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DinoCroc (TV Show)

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Fielder's Choice (TV Show)

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Future Zone (TV Show)

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Jailbreakers (TV Show)

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Max Is Missing (TV Show)

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Outlaws (TV Show)

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Ransom For Alice! (TV Show)

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The Cartier Affair (TV Show)

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The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Show)

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The Outlaws (Movie)

Capt. Striker (Actor)

Treacherous Crossing (TV Show)

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Biography

Described by filmmaker and collaborator Russ Meyer as appearing to smile on one side of his mouth while scowling on the other, lantern-jawed character actor Charles Napier essayed a gallery of mad, bad and dangerous detectives, soldiers and cowboys in a wide variety of films, ranging from Meyer's "Supervixens" (1973) to "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985), "The Grifters" (1991), "Miami Blues" (1991) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). The latter was one of numerous small roles he played for director Jonathan Demme, who frequently cast him against type in "Handle with Care" (1977) and "Something Wild" (1986), and the off-kilter humor he showed in those films led to a second career as a wild card comic player in "The Blues Brothers" (1980) "The Cable Guy" (1997) and "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1998). Though he won no significant awards for his work, and struggled to come to grips with his status as a cult favorite, Napier was well loved by generations of movie and TV fans who literally grew up watching him, from his earliest appearances on "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69) to his outrageous work with Meyer and dozens upon dozens of low-budget action and horror films, in which he was unquestionably the high point, for over four decades. His death in 2011 was widely memorialized in the media and on the Internet, where fans paid tribute to one of Hollywood's hardest working character players.

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