Lee Van Cleef

Actor, Accountant
Lean, cool character player whose angular features marked him as a villain and who found his fortune as the hero of "spaghetti westerns" such as "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1925 in Somerville, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

The Best of the Martial Arts Films 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Speed Zone 1989 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

Thieves of Fortune 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Armed Response 1986 (Movie)

Burt Roth (Actor)

Killing Machine 1986 (Movie)

Maitre Julot (Actor)

The Master 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Geheimcode Wildganse 1983 (Movie)

Archie "China" Travers (Actor)

Jungle Raiders 1983 (Movie)

Inspector Warren (Actor)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

Bob Hauk (Actor)

The Octagon 1979 (Movie)

McCarn (Actor)

The Squeeze 1979 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Nowhere to Hide 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Kid Vengeance 1976 (Movie)

McClain (Actor)

Take a Hard Ride 1974 (Movie)

Kiefer (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Barquero 1970 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Captain Apache 1970 (Movie)

Captain Apache (Actor)

Ehi Amico... c'e Sabata 1970 (Movie)

Sabata (Actor)

El Condor 1970 (Movie)

Jaroo (Actor)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Commandos 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Death Rides a Horse 1966 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

I Giorni dell' Ira 1966 (Movie)

Frank Talby (Actor)

For a Few Dollars More 1965 (Movie)

Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Actor)

The Big Gundown 1965 (Movie)

Jonathan Corbett (Actor)

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Posse From Hell 1961 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

Day of the Badman 1958 (Movie)

Jake Hayes (Actor)

Ride Lonesome 1958 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Bravados 1958 (Movie)

Alfonso Parral (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant Rickett (Actor)

China Gate 1957 (Movie)

Major Cham (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Ed Bailey (Actor)

Guns, Girls and Gangsters 1957 (Movie)

Mike Bennett (Actor)

Machete 1957 (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

The Lonely Man 1957 (Movie)

Faro (Actor)

The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

Ed McGaffey (Actor)

Accused of Murder 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

It Conquered the World 1956 (Movie)

Tom Anderson (Actor)

Pardners 1956 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

The Conqueror 1956 (Movie)

Chepei (Actor)

Tribute to a Bad Man 1956 (Movie)

Fat Jones (Actor)

A Man Alone 1955 (Movie)

Clantin (Actor)

The Big Combo 1955 (Movie)

Fante (Actor)

The Road to Denver 1955 (Movie)

Pecos Larry (Actor)

Arrow in the Dust 1954 (Movie)

Crew Boss (Actor)

Princess of the Nile 1954 (Movie)

Hakar (Actor)

The Yellow Tomahawk 1954 (Movie)

Fireknife (Actor)

Arena 1953 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

High Noon 1952 (Movie)

Jack Colby (Actor)

The Lawless Breed 1952 (Movie)

Dirk Hanley (Actor)

Vice Squad 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kansas City Confidential (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (Movie)

Corporal Stone (Actor)

The Vanishing American (Movie)

Jay Lord (Actor)

Untamed Frontier (Movie)

Dave Chittun (Actor)

Biography

Lean, cool character player whose angular features marked him as a villain and who found his fortune as the hero of "spaghetti westerns" such as "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1967).

Relationships

Clarence Van Cleef

Father

Marion Van Cleef

Mother

Barbara Hevelone

Wife
second wife married in July 13, 1976

Milestones

1952

Film debut, "High Noon"

1941

Employed as farm worker in New Jersey

After service in the Navy during WWII, joined a little theater group, was discovered by director Joshua Logan who cast him in stage production of "Mister Roberts"; went directly to films

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