Luke Askew

Since the 1960s, Luke Askew has made a career out of playing ruthless bad guys on television and in films. His long hair was an anomaly when he made his first appearance in 1967's "Hurry Sundown", so the director, Otto ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1932 in Macon, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Big Love 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

Alec Campbell (Actor)

Frailty 2002 (Movie)

Sheriff Smalls (Actor)

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

Leland Henry (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Traveller 1997 (Movie)

Boss Jack (Actor)

Frank and Jesse 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Dune Warriors 1991 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Back to Back 1990 (Movie)

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Bulletproof 1988 (Movie)

General Gallo (Actor)

The Warrior and the Sorceress 1982 (Movie)

Zeg (Actor)

The Beast Within 1980 (Movie)

Dexter (Actor)

Wanda Nevada 1979 (Movie)

Ruby Muldoon (Actor)

Rolling Thunder 1977 (Movie)

Automatic Slim (Actor)

The Quest 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Attack on Terror 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Mackintosh & T.J. 1975 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

Part 2 Walking Tall 1975 (Movie)

Pinky Dobson (Actor)

Posse 1975 (Movie)

Krag (Actor)

Manhunter 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Night Games 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Slipstream 1973 (Movie)

Mike Mallard (Actor)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

Eno (Actor)

The Culpepper Cattle Company 1972 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 1972 (Movie)

Jim Younger (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972 (Movie)

Skinner (Actor)

Truman Capote's "The Glass House" 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Angel Unchained 1970 (Movie)

Tremaine (Actor)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

Stranger on Highway (Actor)

Flareup 1969 (Movie)

Alan Morris (Actor)

The Devil's Brigade 1968 (Movie)

Hubert Hixon (Actor)

The Green Berets 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant Provo (Actor)

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

Foxy (Actor)

Cool Hand Luke 1967 (Movie)

Boss Paul (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Dolph Higginson (Actor)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

Second Motorcycle Officer (Actor)

Kung Fu: The Movie (TV Show)

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This Is the West That Was (TV Show)

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Vendetta (TV Show)

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Biography

Since the 1960s, Luke Askew has made a career out of playing ruthless bad guys on television and in films. His long hair was an anomaly when he made his first appearance in 1967's "Hurry Sundown", so the director, Otto Preminger, required him to hide it under a hat for the role. Later that year, he made an impression as the aggressive chain gang guard, Boss Paul, who roughs up Paul Newman's title character in the prison drama "Cool Hand Luke". The following year he appeared as Sergeant Albert C. Provo, in the war film "The Green Berets" alongside John Wayne. It was his role as a communal-living hitchhiker in the 1969 generation-defining hit "Easy Rider", starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda as two bikers crossing the country in pursuit of freedom, that brought him to the public's attention and virtually ensured his cult status. His first television role came two years later on an episode of the Western classic "Bonanza", which starred Lorne Greene as a rancher. Since then, he has appeared on many other classic TV programs, including the private detective program "The Rockford Files", the fantasy-drama "Fantasy Island", and the action program "The Six Million Dollar Man". In 2007, he took on a recurring role as Hollis Greene, the leader of a cutthroat polygamist group, on the program "Big Love", which is centered on a fictional Mormon family in Utah.

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