Ned Beatty

Actor
After "Deliverance" (1972) introduced him to American film audiences as the victim of one of the most horrific and infamous incidents of onscreen violence in cinematic history, actor Ned Beatty quickly became one of ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (146)

The Big Ask 2014 (Movie)

Old Man Carl (Actor)

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Donaldson (Actor)

Go On 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Rampart 2011 (Movie)

Hartshorn (Actor)

Rango 2011 (Movie)

Mayor (Voice)

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

Chester Conway (Actor)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Lotso (Voice)

In the Electric Mist 2009 (Movie)

Twinky LeMoyne (Actor)

Law & Order 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Doc Long (Actor)

Shooter 2007 (Movie)

Senator Charles F. Meachum (Actor)

The Walker 2007 (Movie)

Jack Delorean (Actor)

Sweet Land 2006 (Movie)

Harmo (Actor)

Where the Red Fern Grows 2003 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Mark Twain's Roughing It 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

Gen. Ed Sheppard (Actor)

Spring Forward 2000 (Movie)

Murph (Actor)

Cookie's Fortune 1999 (Movie)

Lester Boyle (Actor)

Life 1999 (Movie)

Dexter Wilkins (Actor)

The Wilgus Stories 1999 (Movie)

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He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

Warden Wyatt (Actor)

Michael Landon: The E! True Hollywood Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Horse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

McNair (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of O. B. Taggert 1995 (Movie)

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Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

General Whalen (Actor)

Replikator 1994 (Movie)

Inspector Vallant (Actor)

Ed and His Dead Mother 1993 (Movie)

Uncle Benny (Actor)

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

The Boys 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Illusions 1992 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

Dr Boyle (Actor)

Trial: The Price of Passion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Square 1991 (Movie)

Officer Ozzie O'Driscoll/Santa Claus (Actor)

Going Under 1991 (Movie)

Admiral Malice (Actor)

Hear My Song 1991 (Movie)

Josef Locke (Actor)

Roseanne 1989, 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cry in the Wild 1990 (Movie)

Pilot (Actor)

Big Bad John 1990 (Movie)

Charlie Mitchelle (Actor)

Captain America 1990 (Movie)

Sam Kolawetz (Actor)

Chattahoochee 1990 (Movie)

Doctor Harwood (Actor)

Last Train Home 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Repossessed 1990 (Movie)

Ernset Weller (Actor)

Spy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Jazz 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Vision 1989 (Movie)

Sergeant Dave Logan (Actor)

Ministry of Vengeance 1989 (Movie)

Reverend Bloor (Actor)

Physical Evidence 1989 (Movie)

James Nicks (Actor)

Shadows in the Storm 1989 (Movie)

Thelonius Pitt (Actor)

Time Trackers 1989 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

After the Rain 1988 (Movie)

Matthew Bonner (Actor)

Black Water 1988 (Movie)

Deputy Kiefer (Actor)

Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Crossing 1988 (Movie)

Ellis (Actor)

Purple People Eater 1988 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Switching Channels 1988 (Movie)

Roy Ridnitz (Actor)

The Unholy 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant Stern (Actor)

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rolling Vengeance 1987 (Movie)

Tiny Doyle (Actor)

The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

Jack Kellom (Actor)

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

General Borisov (Actor)

The Trouble With Spies 1987 (Movie)

Harry Lewis (Actor)

Back to School 1986 (Movie)

Dean Martin (Actor)

Restless Natives 1986 (Movie)

Fritz Bender (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Last Days of Pompeii 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Stroker Ace 1983 (Movie)

Clyde Torkie (Actor)

Touched 1983 (Movie)

Herbie (Actor)

All the Way Home 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Splendor in the Grass 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Toy 1982 (Movie)

Morehouse (Actor)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 (Movie)

Dan Beame (Actor)

Hopscotch 1980 (Movie)

G P Myerson (Actor)

1941 1979 (Movie)

Ward Douglas (Actor)

Wise Blood 1979 (Movie)

Hoover Shoates (Actor)

American Success Company 1978 (Movie)

Mr Elliot (Actor)

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Promises in the Dark 1978 (Movie)

Bud Koenig (Actor)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Szysznyk 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Alambrista! 1977 (Movie)

Passer (Actor)

Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977 (Movie)

Edwards (Actor)

Hunter 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucan 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Town 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

D A Dardis (Actor)

Mikey and Nicky 1976 (Movie)

Kinney (Actor)

Network 1976 (Movie)

Arthur Jensen (Actor)

Silver Streak 1976 (Movie)

Sweet (Actor)

The Deadly Tower 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Bank Hoax 1976 (Movie)

Julius (Actor)

Attack on Terror 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Delbert Reese (Actor)

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Shorty Scotty (Actor)

W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings 1973 (Movie)

Country Bull (Actor)

White Lightning 1973 (Movie)

Sheriff Connors (Actor)

Deliverance 1972 (Movie)

Bobby Trippe (Actor)

The Last American Hero 1972 (Movie)

Race Promoter (Actor)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

Tector Crites (Actor)

The Thief Who Came to Dinner 1972 (Movie)

Deams (Actor)

A Question of Love (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman Called Golda (TV Show)

Actor

All God's Children (TV Show)

Actor

Dying Room Only (TV Show)

Actor

Footsteps (TV Show)

Actor

Friendly Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Go Toward the Light (TV Show)

Actor

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Flight (TV Show)

Actor

Kentucky Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Konrad (TV Show)

Actor

Pray TV (TV Show)

Actor

Spy (TV Show)

Actor

Streets of Laredo (Movie)

Judge Roy Bean (Actor)

T Bone N Weasel (TV Show)

Actor

Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

Actor

The Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of Inferno (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunter (Movie)

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The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Wool Cap (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After "Deliverance" (1972) introduced him to American film audiences as the victim of one of the most horrific and infamous incidents of onscreen violence in cinematic history, actor Ned Beatty quickly became one of Hollywood's most rock-steady supporting everymen. Throughout the remainder of the 1970s, Beatty was seemingly omnipresent in the decade's seminal films, including "Nashville" (1975), "All the President's Men" (1976), "Network" (1976) and "Superman" (1978). Never a leading a man, Beatty nonetheless earned a reputation as one of the top supporting actors in the trade. While the his later decade films were not as prominent, Beatty landed several high-quality small-screen projects, including a regular role as a member of the original cast of what many considered to be one of the best shows ever produced for television, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99). Though he would never match the sheer volume of hits in his first decade of film work, his myriad of roles as amicable middle-aged men, well-meaning public officials and later big-hearted grandfathers, would earn him the distinction of being the one of the busiest and most beloved actors in Hollywood.

Relationships

Charles William Beatty

Father

Margaret Beatty

Mother

Blossom Beatty

Daughter
Mother, Belinda Rowley

Douglas Beatty

Son
Mother, Walta Addott

John Beatty

Son
Mother, Belinda Rowley

Wally Beatty

Son
Mother, Walta Addott

Walta Addott

Wife
Married c. 1959 divorced c. 1968

Dorothy Beatty

Daughter
Born c. 1983 mother, Dorothy Lindsey

Charles Beatty

Son
Twin of Lennis mother, Walta Addott

Lennis Beatty

Son
Twin of Charles mother, Walta Addott

Thomas Beatty

Son
Born c. 1980 mother, Dorothy Lindsey

Sandra Johnson

Wife
Married Nobermber 20, 1999

Dorothy Lindsay

Wife
Married June 28, 1979 divorced in 1998 often referred to as 'Tinker'

Belinda Rowley

Wife
Married in 1971 divorced

EDUCATION

Transylvania University

Lexington , Kentucky
Left before he graduated

Milestones

2012

Cast in the crime drama "Rampart" opposite Woody Harrelson

2010

Voiced the character of Lotso the bear in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"

2007

Co-starred with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the Mike Nichols directed "Charlie Wilson's War"

2006

Co-starred in the independent film "Sweet Land"

2004

Cast in the TNT special "The Wool Cap," starring William H. Macy and Don Rickles

2001

Cast as Big Daddy in London stage revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

1999

Earned critical plaudits for his performance in "Spring Forward"; film premiered at Toronto Film Festival

1993

Had leading role of Stanley Bolander on the NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1993

Played Rudy Reuttiger's father in the biopic "Rudy"

1991

Portrayed the singer Josef Locke in the award-winning British film "Hear My Song"

1990

Garnered another Emmy nomination for The Family Channel's "The Long Train Home"

1987

Cast as Dennis Quaid's co-worker and potential father-in-law in "The Big Easy"

1980

Reprised the role of Otis for "Superman II"

1979

Earned an Emmy nomination for co-starring in the drama "Friendly Fire" (ABC) with Carol Burnett

1978

Cast as Lex Luthor's henchman Otis in "Superman"

1977

TV series debut as title character in "Szysznyk"

1976

Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for role of Arthur Jensen in "Network"; directed by Sidney Lumet

1975

Played the Lawyer husband of Lily Tomlin in Robert Altman's "Nashville"

1972

TV-movie debut in "Footsteps" (CBS)

1972

Film acting debut in Boorman's "Deliverance" alongside Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds; character involved in film's infamous rape scene

1957

Performed with the Barter Theater in Virginia

1956

Stage debut at age 19 in "Wilderness Road," an outdoor historical pageant staged in Berea, KY

1947

Began singing in barbershop and gospel quartets in his native St Mathews, KY

Appearance in the Broadway production of "The Great White Hope"; caught attention of John Boorman

Spent eight years with Arena Stage in Washington, DC

Played Cap'n Andy in touring company of "Show Boat"

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