R G Armstrong

Actor
A flinty, often imposing presence in features and television for over half a century, character actor R. G. Armstrong played men whose mere presence elevated the tension in such films as "Ride the High Country" (1956) ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1917 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

L.A. Law 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Millennium 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Don't Look Back 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy On the Right 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cybill 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Dead Center 1993 (Movie)

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Warlock: the Armageddon 1993 (Movie)

Franks (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Pruneface (Actor)

Friday the 13th: The Series 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Trapper County War 1989 (Movie)

Pop Luddigger (Actor)

Bulletproof 1988 (Movie)

Miles Blackburn (Actor)

Ghettoblaster 1988 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Independence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Predator 1987 (Movie)

General Phillips (Actor)

Jocks 1986 (Movie)

Coach Beetlebom (Actor)

Red-Headed Stranger 1986 (Movie)

Scoby (Actor)

The Best of Times 1986 (Movie)

Schutte (Actor)

Stephen King's Children of the Corn 1984 (Movie)

Diehl (Actor)

Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 (Movie)

Captain T Tyler (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders" 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Lieutenant O'Mara (Actor)

Raggedy Man 1981 (Movie)

Rigby (Actor)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

Government Agent (Actor)

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper 1981 (Movie)

Dempsey (Actor)

The Stockers 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Evilspeak 1980 (Movie)

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Steel 1980 (Movie)

Kellin (Actor)

The Beast Within 1980 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

Judge Simpson (Actor)

The Time Machine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

John Standard (Actor)

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

Team Manager (Actor)

Fast Charlie - The Moonbeam Rider 1977 (Movie)

Al Barber (Actor)

Mr. Billion 1977 (Movie)

Sheriff T C Bishop (Actor)

Slumber Party '57 1976 (Movie)

Silas (Actor)

Stay Hungry 1976 (Movie)

Thor Erickson (Actor)

The Car 1976 (Movie)

Amos (Actor)

The Pack 1976 (Movie)

Cobb (Actor)

White Line Fever 1976 (Movie)

Prosecutor (Actor)

Dixie Dynamite 1975 (Movie)

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Mean Johnny Barrows 1975 (Movie)

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Race With the Devil 1975 (Movie)

Sheriff Taylor (Actor)

Boss Nigger 1974 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 1974 (Movie)

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Manhunter 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Hec Ramsey 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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White Lightning 1973 (Movie)

Big Bear (Actor)

Il Mio nome e Nessuno 1972 (Movie)

Honest John (Actor)

J.W. Coop 1972 (Movie)

Jim Sawyer (Actor)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

Ollinger (Actor)

The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 1972 (Movie)

Clell Miller (Actor)

Who Fears the Devil? 1971 (Movie)

Bristowe (Actor)

Angels Die Hard 1970 (Movie)

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Quittner (Actor)

The Great White Hope 1970 (Movie)

Cap'n Dan (Actor)

Eighty Steps to Jonah 1969 (Movie)

Mackray (Actor)

The McMasters 1969 (Movie)

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Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

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El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

Kevin MacDonald (Actor)

Major Dundee 1965 (Movie)

Reverend Dahlstrom (Actor)

The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Ride the High Country 1962 (Movie)

Joshua Knudsen (Actor)

Texas John Slaughter 1958 - 1961 (TV Show)

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Ten Who Dared 1960 (Movie)

Oramel Howland (Actor)

The Fugitive Kind 1960 (Movie)

Sheriff Talbott (Actor)

From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

Hunter Boyd (Actor)

Never Love a Stranger 1958 (Movie)

Flix (Actor)

No Name on the Bullet 1958 (Movie)

Asa Canfield (Actor)

Invasion of Privacy (TV Show)

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Kingston: The Power Play (TV Show)

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Oceans of Fire (TV Show)

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Purgatory (TV Show)

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Reflections of Murder (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

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Biography

A flinty, often imposing presence in features and television for over half a century, character actor R. G. Armstrong played men whose mere presence elevated the tension in such films as "Ride the High Country" (1956), "El Dorado" (1966), "The Great White Hope" (1970), "Predator" (1986) and countless other screen appearances. He was a staple of Sam Peckinpah's features, often playing figures with unyielding religious conviction in "Major Dundee" (1965) and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973), while Warren Beatty utilized his formidable screen presence to cut the levity in pictures like "Heaven Can Wait" (1975) and "Dick Tracy" (1991). Offscreen, he was a kind soul whose tireless work ethic contributed to his lengthy career, which culminated in 2001. His body of work, which encompassed films both classic and forgettable, ensured him the warm screen immortality afforded to only the best of Hollywood's character players.

Milestones

2001

Final feature appearance, the horror film "The Waking"

1997

Landed recurring role on Chris Carter's mystery drama "Millennium" (Fox)

1990

Reteamed with director Beatty, playing the villain Pruneface in "Dick Tracy"

1988

Debut in a TV miniseries, "War and Remembrance" (ABC)

1981

Played a government agent in Beatty's "Reds"

1978

First of seven appearances in Steve Carver directed features, "Fast Charlie...The Moonbeam Rider"

1978

First of three appearances in Warren Beatty directed features, "Heaven Can Wait"

1973

Cast as a a cruel lawman in in Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid"

1972

TV-movie debut, "Hec Ramsey" (NBC)

1966

Appeared in the John Wayne-Robert Mitchum Western "El Dorado"

1965

Reteamed with director Peckinpah in "Major Dundee"

1962

First of three appearances in Sam Peckinpah directed features, playing a Christian fundamentalist in "Ride the High Country"

1961

Made recurring appearance on "Gunsmoke" (CBS)

1956

TV series debut, "West Point" (CBS, ABC)

1954

Feature debut, "Garden of Eden"

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