Dennis Hopper

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Once relishing in his image as a drug-addled rebel of the 1960s counterculture, Dennis Hopper overcame years of substance abuse and a string of mediocre films to cement his reputation as one of Hollywood's most prolific ... Read more »
Born: 05/17/1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (223)

Legacy Short Movie 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Film Festival 2016 (Movie)

Nick Twain (Actor)

Destiny 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

House of 9 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Llyn Foulkes One Man Band 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Once Fallen 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Other Side of the Wind 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Top of the World 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alpha and Omega 2010 (Movie)

Tony (Voice)

Crash 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Chelsea on the Rocks 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Elegy 2008 (Movie)

George O'Hearn (Actor)

Generation 68 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

Eddie Zero (Actor)

Palermo Shooting 2008 (Movie)

Frank (Cameo)

Sleepwalking 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Reedy (Actor)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Donald Greenleaf (Actor)

The Cool School 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

3055 Jean Leon 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hoboken Hollow 2007 (Movie)

Sheriff Greer (Actor)

Memory 2007 (Movie)

Max Lichenstein (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose 2007 (Movie)

Dennis Hopper (Actor)

10th and Wolf 2006 (Movie)

Matty Matello (Actor)

Americano 2006 (Movie)

Riccardo Wapato (Actor)

E-Ring 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Sketches of Frank Gehry 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead 2005 (Movie)

Kaufman (Actor)

Inside Deep Throat 2005 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Tell Them Who You Are 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Crow: Wicked Prayer 2005 (Movie)

El Nino (Actor)

The Keeper 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Night We Called It A Day 2005 (Movie)

Frank Sinatra (Actor)

Champion 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 1994 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Las Vegas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leo 2004 (Movie)

Horace (Actor)

On the Record With Bob Costas 1994 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Ride 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Piano Player 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Unspeakable 2004 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Decade Under the Influence 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Egg: The Arts Show 1999 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Season 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Renegade 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Spreading Ground 2003 (Movie)

Detective Ed Delongpre (Actor)

Firestarter: Rekindled 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Knockaround Guys 2002 (Movie)

Benny 'Chains' Demaret (Actor)

1 Giant Leap 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad City Blues 2001 (Movie)

Cleveland Carter (Actor)

Held for Ransom 2001 (Movie)

JD (Actor)

Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apostate 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prophet's Game 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ticker 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Choke 2000 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Jason and the Argonauts (TV) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus' Son 2000 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

The Shooter 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Source 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Andy Warhol: A Life at the Edge 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fishing With John 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet the Deedles 1998 (Movie)

Frank Slater (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

Roland/Salvatore (Actor)

Tycus 1998 (Movie)

Peter Crawford (Actor)

Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannes Man 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Lured Innocence 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Samson and Delilah 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Space Truckers 1997 (Movie)

John Canyon (Actor)

The 1997 ESPY Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

The Blackout 1997 (Movie)

Micky Wayne (Actor)

The Good Life 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

U2: A Year in Pop 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Welcome to Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

Bruno Bischofberger (Actor)

Carried Away 1996 (Movie)

Joseph Svendon (Actor)

The 1996 ESPY Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Great American Music: A Salute to Fast Cars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

Dr Luther Waxling (Actor)

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

Deacon (Actor)

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

Doggie (Actor)

Dennis Hopper: L.A. Blues 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

Marlon Brando, Wild One 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Rock West 1994 (Movie)

Lyle (Actor)

Speed 1994 (Movie)

Howard Payne (Actor)

The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Who Is Henry Jaglom? 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Boiling Point 1993 (Movie)

Red Diamond (Actor)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

King Koopa (Actor)

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Clifford Worley (Actor)

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Nails 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Hopper 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Eye of the Storm 1991 (Movie)

Marvin Gladstone (Actor)

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Indian Runner 1991 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

A Hero of Our Time 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

Milo (Actor)

Chattahoochee 1990 (Movie)

Walker Benson (Actor)

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

Huey Walker (Actor)

Hollywood Mavericks 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Keith Haring: Drawing the Line 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Montgomery Clift: His Place in the Sun 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

William Bradford Berrigan (Actor)

Motion and Emotion 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

Kansas (Actor)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

Ben Dumers (Actor)

O.C. & Stiggs 1987 (Movie)

Sponson (Actor)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

I G Farben (Actor)

The American Way 1987 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

The Pick-Up Artist 1987 (Movie)

Flash--Randy's Father (Actor)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

Frank Booth (Actor)

Hoosiers 1986 (Movie)

Shooter (Actor)

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

Feck (Actor)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 1986 (Movie)

Lieutenant "Lefty" Enright--Texas Ranger (Actor)

My Science Project 1985 (Movie)

Bob Roberts (Actor)

Running Out of Luck 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Slagskampen 1983 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

The Osterman Weekend 1983 (Movie)

Richard Tremayne (Actor)

Out of the Blue 1982 (Movie)

Don Barnes (Actor)

Human Highway 1981 (Movie)

Cracker (Actor)

King of the Mountain 1980 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

Renacida 1980 (Movie)

Reverend Harley (Actor)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

Photo-journalist (Actor)

L' Ordre et la securite du monde 1977 (Movie)

Medford (Actor)

Tracks 1977 (Movie)

Sergeant Jack Falen (Actor)

Les Apprentis Sorciers 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mad Dog 1976 (Movie)

Daniel Morgan (Actor)

The American Friend 1976 (Movie)

Tom Ripley (Actor)

James Dean, the First American Teenager 1974 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Kid Blue 1972 (Movie)

Bickford Waner (Actor)

Crush Proof 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The American Dreamer 1970 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

True Grit 1969 (Movie)

Moon (Actor)

Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

Prophet (Actor)

Head 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Panic in the City 1968 (Movie)

Goff (Actor)

Cool Hand Luke 1967 (Movie)

Babalugats (Actor)

The Glory Stompers 1967 (Movie)

Chino (Actor)

Queen of Blood 1966 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The Trip 1966 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

Dave Hastings (Actor)

Night Tide 1963 (Movie)

Johnny Drake (Actor)

The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Key Witness 1960 (Movie)

'Cowboy' (Actor)

The Swiss Family Robinson 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

Tom Boyd (Actor)

The Young Land 1958 (Movie)

Hatfield Carnes (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Billy Clanton (Actor)

Sayonara 1957 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Mankind 1957 (Movie)

Napoleon (Actor)

Giant 1956 (Movie)

Jordan Benedict III (Actor)

Medic 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

I Died a Thousand Times 1955 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

Goon (Actor)

Bonanza (TV Show)

Actor

Cheyenne (TV Show)

Actor

Doublecrossed (TV Show)

Actor

Flatland (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean: A Portrait (TV Show)

Actor

Luck of the Draw (TV Show)

Actor

Paris Trout (TV Show)

Actor

Reborn (TV Show)

Actor

Road Ends (TV Show)

Actor

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

Tariq (Actor)

Stark (TV Show)

Actor

Stark: Mirror Image (TV Show)

Actor

Sunset Heat (TV Show)

Actor

The Heart of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Top of the World (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Times (TV Show)

Actor

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Actor
Director (7)

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Colors 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Out of the Blue 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

The American Dreamer 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

The Shooter 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (1)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)
Other (1)

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1991 (Movie)

(Technical Advisor)

Biography

Once relishing in his image as a drug-addled rebel of the 1960s counterculture, Dennis Hopper overcame years of substance abuse and a string of mediocre films to cement his reputation as one of Hollywood's most prolific and unpredictable actors. Following his screen debut alongside the original Hollywood bad boy, mentor James Dean, in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955), Hopper nearly shot his career in the foot because of his penchant for being difficult on set. When he returned to Los Angeles after a stint making television in New York, Hopper scored a critical and commercial success as the director, writer and one of the stars of "Easy Rider" (1969), perhaps one of the most culturally impactful film ever made. But his subsequent descent into self-indulgence, drugs and alcohol derailed his career yet again and served as a lively cautionary tale about the excesses of 1970s Hollywood. Finally reaching sobriety in the early 1980s, Hopper re-emerged as a sober, hard-working, middle-aged character actor who made a stunning comeback with standout performances in "Blue Velvet" (1986), "Rivers Edge" (1987) and "True Romance" (1993), all of which transformed the once-reckless rebel into a well-respected veteran of the silver screen.

Relationships

Victoria Duffy Actor

Wife
Together since 1992 Married April 12, 1996 Hopper filed for divorce January 2010, but died May 29, 2010

Daria Halprin Actor

Wife
Married May 14, 1972 Divorced 1976

Brooke Hayward Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 9, 1961 Divorced 1969

Jay Hopper

Father

Ruthanna Hopper Actor

Daughter
Born Dec. 5, 1972; mother, Daria Halprin

Henry Hopper Actor

Son
Born Sept. 11, 1990; mother, Katherine LaNasa

Marjorie Hopper

Mother

Galen Hopper

Daughter
Born March 26, 2003; mother, Victoria Duffy

Marin Hopper Actor

Daughter
Born June 26, 1962; mother, Brooke Hayward

Katherine LaNasa Actor

Wife
Married June 17, 1989 Divorced April 1992

Michelle Phillips Actor

Wife
Married Oct. 31, 1970 Divorced after eight days Nov. 8, 1970

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York
Studied with Lee Strasberg for five years

Old Globe Theatre

San Diego , California

Helix High School

La Mesa , California

Milestones

2010

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2010

Voiced the character of Tony in the animated feature, "Alpha and Omega"; his final feature film project

2008

Co-starred with Charlize Theron and Nick Stahl in the indie drama, "Sleepwalking"

2007

Cast opposite Billy Zane in the psychological thriller, "Memory"

2006

Starred in "10th and Wolf" an indie film based on a story by Bobby Moresco and Chazz Palminteri

2004

Appeared on the NBC's "Las Vegas" as head of the Montecito Hotel and Casino's sister operation in Louisiana

2003

Starred as Frank in Steve Balderson's thriller, "Firecracker"

2002

Cast in the crime comedy "Knockaround Guys"

2001

Portrayed villain Victor Drazen in the first season of the FOX series "24"

1999

Played Matthew McConaughey's father in "Edtv"

1998

Portrayed Frank Slater in the comedy feature "Meet The Deedles"

1997

Cast as Mickey Wayne in "The Blackout"

1996

Displayed romantic side in a richly realized, change-of-pace characterization of a Midwestern farmer in "Carried Away"

1995

Was the subject of the documentary "Dennis Hopper: L.A. Blues"

1995

Played the villain, Deacon in "Waterworld"

1994

Had villainous role as a mad bomber in the hit film "Speed"

1991

Earned an Emmy nomination for Showtime's "Paris Trout"

1991

Acted in Sean Penn's feature directorial debut "The Indian Runner"

1990

Helmed (also co-starred) the noir romance "Catchfire"; removed his name after post-production trouble (credited under the fictional pseudonym Alan Smithee)

1988

Directed the critically acclaimed feature "Colors" starring Robert Duvall and Sean Penn

1986

Acted in the controversial role of Frank, a nitrous oxide sniffing thug, in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet"

1986

Earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his protrayal of an alcoholic basketball fan in "Hoosiers"

1979

Won renewed attention for small but showy role in Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"

1970

Made the financially and critically failed, "The Last Movie" with Peter Fonda and Michelle Phillips; film's only success was winning the Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival

1970

Credited as co-writer of documentary about himself, "The American Dreamer"

1968

Feature directing and co-writing debut (also co-starred), "Easy Rider"; shared Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern

1967

First collaboration with Peter Fonda, "The Trip"; a low-budget cult film directed by Roger Corman

1963

First feature starring role, "Night Tide"; written and directed by Curtis Harrington

1958

Involved in legendary conflict with director Henry Hathaway on the set of "From Hell to Texas"; reportedly did over 100 takes of a simple scene before giving the requested line reading

1958

Dropped from contract at Warner Bros.; left Hollywood for New York and studied acting with Lee Strasberg for five years

1956

Again cast opposite Dean in "Giant"

1955

Made TV debut on an episode of "Medic" (NBC) as a young epileptic

1955

Film acting debut in "Rebel Without a Cause" starring James Dean

1949

Moved with family to San Diego, CA

Starred on Broadway in "Mandingo" with Franchot Tone

Exhibited photography in USA, Tokyo and Europe

Acted in several low budget, independent films

Raised on a farm in Dodge City, KS

Began career as photographer; appeared in Andy Warhol's "Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of" (1963)

After high school acted with the Pasadena Playhouse in California

Bonus Trivia

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In a 1996 interview, Hopper revealed that he was suing Peter Fonda, his "Easy Rider" co-star and co-writer, because his old friend supposedly failed to live up to their agreement to share equally in the film's profits.

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He had his first museum showing of his paintings in February 2001.

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Hopper was invited to participate in the 2002 Whitney Biennial with twelve of his color photographs selected for exhibition.

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Dennis Hopper announced on Oct. 30, 2009, that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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