Ed Lauter

Actor, Comic
As one of Hollywood's hardest working character actors, Ed Lauter appeared in small supporting roles in more than 200 movies and television shows, in the process becoming an instantly recognizable face though never a ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1940 in Long Beach, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (141)

American Cool 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Day October Died 2014 (Movie)

Erickson (Actor)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014 (Movie)

Sheriff Underwood (Actor)

Shameless 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carnal Innocence 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 2012 (Movie)

Big Jim (Actor)

Trouble with the Curve 2012 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Artist 2011 (Movie)

Peppy's Butler (Actor)

Godspeed 2010 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Psych 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Camille 2008 (Movie)

Sheriff Steiner (Actor)

Chocolate News 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lost 2008 (Movie)

Ed Anderson (Actor)

Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

Parsons (Actor)

The Number 23 2007 (Movie)

Father Sebastian (Actor)

Art Heist 2006 (Movie)

Victor Boyd (Actor)

Into the Fire 2005 (Movie)

Captain Dave Cutler (Actor)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Duane (Actor)

Brothers in Arms 2004 (Movie)

Mayor Crawley (Actor)

JAG 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Starship Troopers 2 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Kingpin 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seabiscuit 2003 (Movie)

Charles Strub (Actor)

Allie & Me 2002 (Movie)

Detective Frank Richards (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Gentleman Bandit 2002 (Movie)

Harry Koslow (Actor)

Go for Broke 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

Incognito 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

General Marshall Carter (Actor)

Birdland 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blast 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dollar For the Dead 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Millennium 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

For Which He Stands 1996 (Movie)

Gaming Commission Chairman (Actor)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Digital Man 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Leaving Las Vegas 1995 (Movie)

Mobster No 3 (Actor)

Breach of Contract 1994 (Movie)

Kreuger (Actor)

Girl in the Cadillac 1994 (Movie)

Ben Wilmer (Actor)

Trial By Jury 1994 (Movie)

John Boyle (Actor)

Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

John Slade (Actor)

Poisoned By Love: The Kern County Murders 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Investigation 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

Allan Greene (Actor)

Hitz 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stephen King's Golden Years 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Fitch (Actor)

Flowers For Matty 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

My Blue Heaven 1990 (Movie)

Underwood (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Legion Commander (Actor)

Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 (Movie)

Whitney Ashbridge (Actor)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

Mr Kelly (Actor)

Black Water 1988 (Movie)

Sheriff Williams (Actor)

Chief Zabu 1988 (Movie)

Skip (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

Buzz (Actor)

3:15 1986 (Movie)

Moran (Actor)

Raw Deal 1986 (Movie)

Baker (Actor)

The Defiant Ones 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

Murray Chadwick (Actor)

Death Wish 3 1985 (Movie)

Richard Striker (Actor)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985 (Movie)

Colonel Glenn (Actor)

Nickel Mountain 1985 (Movie)

W D Freund (Actor)

Real Genius 1985 (Movie)

CIA Man Decker (Actor)

Eureka 1984 (Movie)

Charles Perkins (Actor)

Finders Keepers 1984 (Movie)

Josef Sirola (Actor)

Lassiter 1984 (Movie)

Smoke (Actor)

Cujo 1983 (Movie)

Joe Camber (Actor)

Timerider 1983 (Movie)

Padre (Actor)

The Big Score 1982 (Movie)

Parks (Actor)

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

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Loose Shoes 1981 (Movie)

Sheriff Bob (Actor)

Death Hunt 1980 (Movie)

Hazel Sutter (Actor)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

Anderson (Actor)

Undercover With the KKK 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic 1978 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Family Plot 1976 (Movie)

Maloney (Actor)

King Kong 1976 (Movie)

Carnaham (Actor)

The Chicken Chronicles 1976 (Movie)

Mr Nastase--Principal (Actor)

The White Buffalo 1976 (Movie)

Captain Tom Custer (Actor)

The French Connection II 1975 (Movie)

United States Colonel (Actor)

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

Major Claremont (Actor)

Executive Action 1973 (Movie)

Operations Chief--Team A (Actor)

The Longest Yard 1973 (Movie)

Captain Knauer (Actor)

The Midnight Man 1973 (Movie)

Robbery Gang Member (Actor)

Bad Company 1972 (Movie)

Orin--Gang Member (Actor)

Hickey and Boggs 1972 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

The Last American Hero 1972 (Movie)

Automotive Executive (Actor)

The Lolly-Madonna War 1972 (Movie)

Hawk Feather (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972 (Movie)

Elliott (Actor)

The New Centurions 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

Actor

A Shadow in the Streets (TV Show)

Actor

Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Show)

Actor

Class of '63 (TV Show)

Actor

Expecting a Miracle (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Firefighter (TV Show)

Actor

Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Show)

Actor

In the Custody of Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Last Hours Before Morning (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Savage Fury (TV Show)

Actor

Married to a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

Mercenary (TV Show)

Actor

Rattled (TV Show)

Actor

Raven Hawk (TV Show)

Actor

Rooster (TV Show)

Actor

Satan's Triangle (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

Actor

The Boy Who Drank Too Much (TV Show)

Actor

The Cartier Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Clone Master (TV Show)

Actor

The Godchild (TV Show)

Actor

The Jericho Mile (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Patton (TV Show)

Actor

The Migrants (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Ironside (TV Show)

Actor

The Seduction of Gina (TV Show)

Actor

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

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The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Show)

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Top of the World (TV Show)

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Under Wraps (TV Show)

Actor

Yuri Nosenko, KGB (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As one of Hollywood's hardest working character actors, Ed Lauter appeared in small supporting roles in more than 200 movies and television shows, in the process becoming an instantly recognizable face though never a household name. His imposing height, fierce squint and effortlessly intimidating demeanor made him a natural for playing authority figures of both the benign and malevolent variety, and his near constant output yielded a number of unforgettable film performances, from the sadistic yet ultimately honorable Captain Knauer in Robert Aldrich's "The Longest Yard" (1974), to Maloney, the arsonist-turned-gas station owner in Hitchcock's final film, "The Family Plot" (1976), to Peppy Miller's dutiful butler in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "The Artist" (2011). Lauter was also a familiar face on television, playing the stern Captain Cain on "B.J. and the Bear" (NBC, 1979-1981) and its spin-off, "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" (NBC, 1979-1981), as well as the uncharacteristically sympathetic role of Fire Captain Dannaker on "ER" (NBC, 1998-2002), in addition to scores of guest appearances on other series and supporting roles in TV movies. Though audiences may have struggled to remember his name, Ed Lauter's tough, authoritarian image was a familiar and reliable staple of American film and television up until his death in October 2013.

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Clint Eastwood in baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve"

2011

Cast in the critically acclaimed black-and-white, nearly silent film "The Artist"

2008

Guest starred on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"

2007

Played a priest opposite Jim Carrey in mystery thriller "The Number 23"

2005

Appeared in "The Longest Yard," starring Adam Sandler

1998

Landed recurring role on NBC medical drama "ER"

1996

Joined ensemble cast that included Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, and Jennifer Connelly in "Mulholland Falls"

1995

Played a mobster in "Leaving Las Vegas"

1993

Cast in Tony Scott's "True Romance"

1991

Landed a lead role in "Stephen King's Golden Years," a CBS miniseries

1990

Played a supporting role in "My Blue Heaven"

1987

Cast as Buzz Mussinger in "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise"

1986

Cast opposite Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, and Patrick Swayze in "Youngblood"

1985

Played the father of Sarah Jessica Parker's character in "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

1983

Acted alongside Gene Hackman and Mickey Rourke in "Eureka"

1979

Played the recurring role of a corrupt cop on the comedy adventure series "B.J. And the Bear" (NBC)

1975

Played first starring role in a TV-movie in "Last Hours Before Morning" (NBC), a detective drama set in the 1940s

1973

TV-movie debut, "Class of '63" (ABC)

1972

Made feature debut in two films released at roughly the same time, "The New Centurions" and "The Magnificent Seven Ride!"

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