Marshall Bell

Actor
In 1984, character actor Marshall Bell made his film debut at the relatively late age of 42 -- in the Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage-starring war drama, "Birdy" -- and he worked as if making up for lost time ever ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1942

Filmography

Actor (85)

A Bit Of Bad Luck 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Creech (Actor)

The Congressman 2016 (Movie)

Sherm Hawkins (Actor)

90 Minutes in Heaven 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Greider (Actor)

Face the Music 2014 (Movie)

Tommy the Bartender (Actor)

Home, James 2014 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Legends 2014 (Tv Show)

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Palo Alto 2014 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Somebody Up There Likes Me 2013 (Movie)

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The Bling Ring 2013 (Movie)

L.A. Detective #1 (Actor)

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Newsroom 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Puncture 2011 (Movie)

Jeffrey Dancort (Actor)

The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

Donovan (Actor)

Southland 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hamlet 2 2008 (Movie)

Principal Rocker (Actor)

Little Chenier 2008 (Movie)

Beaux' s Father (Actor)

Sex and Death 101 2008 (Movie)

Victor Rose III (Actor)

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

Leshing (Actor)

Rescue Dawn 2007 (Movie)

Admiral (Actor)

The Astronaut Farmer 2007 (Movie)

Judge Miller (Actor)

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

Harvey Makepeace (Actor)

Art School Confidential 2006 (Movie)

Lonny (Actor)

Capote 2005 (Movie)

Warden Marshall Krutch (Actor)

Dandelion 2005 (Movie)

Uncle Bobby (Actor)

House 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 2005 (Tv Show)

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A Slipping Down Life 2004 (Movie)

Mr Casey (Actor)

Deadwood 2004 (Tv Show)

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Identity 2003 (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

Northfork 2003 (Movie)

Mr Stalling (Actor)

Room 6 2003 (Movie)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

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Serving Sara 2002 (Movie)

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The District 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Mercy 2000 (Movie)

Gil Reynolds (Actor)

Black and White 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Sliders 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Virus 1999 (Movie)

J W Woods, Jr (Actor)

Sand 1998 (Movie)

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The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Just Looking 1997 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Starship Troopers 1997 (Movie)

General Owen (Actor)

The Brave 1997 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Call (Actor)

Crazy Horse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Single Guy 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

Pederson (Actor)

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 (Movie)

Lt Atwater (Actor)

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

Carl Mace (Actor)

Forever Ambergris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

1st Deputy (Actor)

The Chase 1994 (Movie)

Ari Josephson (Actor)

The Puppet Masters 1994 (Movie)

General Morgan (Actor)

Johnny Bago 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

Sikes (Actor)

Diggstown 1992 (Movie)

Warden Bates (Actor)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

Marsh (Actor)

The Vagrant 1992 (Movie)

The Vagrant (Actor)

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie 1992 (Movie)

The Marshal (Actor)

Hull High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Leather Jackets 1991 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

Oscar 1991 (Movie)

1st Reporter (Actor)

Air America 1990 (Movie)

OV (Actor)

Camp California 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Lips' Cop (Actor)

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

George--Kuato (Actor)

And All Through the House 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Cherry 2000 1988 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Johnny Be Good 1988 (Movie)

Chief Elkans (Actor)

The Oldest Rookie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

Webster (Actor)

Wildfire 1988 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

1st Contra (Actor)

Seven Minutes in Heaven 1986 (Movie)

Gerry Jones--Jeff's Stepfather (Actor)

Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

Mr Lachance (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

Coach Schneider (Actor)

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

Ronsky (Actor)

Probable Cause (TV Show)

Actor

The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Show)

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Biography

In 1984, character actor Marshall Bell made his film debut at the relatively late age of 42 -- in the Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage-starring war drama, "Birdy" -- and he worked as if making up for lost time ever since. The following year, Bell appeared as Coach Schneider, a key character in the second installment of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" horror film franchise, and then in 1986, he played Wil Wheaton's father, Mr. Lachance, in Rob Reiner's classic coming of age adventure drama, "Stand By Me." He began picking up recurring TV roles in 1987, including a part on the short-lived cop drama "The Oldest Rookie" and appearances in two drastically disparate Arnold Schwarzenegger films: the 1988 Ivan Reitman comedy, "Twins," with Danny DeVito, followed by Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi action movie, "Total Recall." By then, Bell was firmly cemented onto casting directors' radars. Through the second half of the '90s, Bell was offered a string of military officer or cop-type parts that climaxed in 1997, when he re-united with Verhoeven, playing General Owen in the sci-fi epic "Starship Troopers," which was adapted from the novel by Robert A. Heinlein. Since then, Bell's roles have shown more range -- from a role as an admiral in 2006's "Rescue Dawn," Werner Herzog's biographical drama about the escape of a war prisoner in, to a role as Principal Rocker in the comedy flop "Hamlet 2," from 2008. Bell is married to multiple Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero.

Relationships

Milena Canonero

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

Milestones

2011

Reunited with Johnny Depp in "The Rum Diary," the big screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel

2005

Cast in the biographical crime drama "Capote"

2004

Landed a recurring role on HBO's "Deadwood"

2002

Appeared in the romantic comedy "Serving Sara"

1997

Played General Owen in the campy sci-fi feature "Starship Troopers"

1997

Acted opposite Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando in "The Brave"

1994

Cast opposite Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson in "The Chase"

1994

Cast in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers," starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis

1991

Appeared in ABC TV-movie "The Heroes of Desert Storm"

1990

Reunited with "Twins" co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Total Recall"

1990

Played a cop in Warren Beatty directed adaptation of "Dick Tracy"

1988

Cast as Chief Elkans in "Johnny Be Good"

1988

Acted in the hit comedy feature "Twins"

1987

TV acting debut, "The Oldest Rookie" (CBS)

1985

First major feature role, "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddie's Revenge"

1984

Feature film debut in "Birdy," directed by Alan Parker

Worked as a speech consultant to business executives

Met director Alan Parker through wife Milena

Served three years in the Army

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