Sonny Landham

A vast, muscular presence, of Cherokee and Semiole stock, Sonny Landham commenced his acting career in the porn industry -- a history that came back to haunt him when he made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1941

Filmography

Actor (29)

Disintegration 2014 (Movie)

Boone Cagle (Actor)

The Last Stand 2013 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

2090: Bad Blood 1995 (Movie)

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Best of the Best 2 1993 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Taxi Dancers 1993 (Movie)

Diamond Jim (Actor)

Maximum Force 1992 (Movie)

Pimp (Actor)

Three Days to a Kill 1991 (Movie)

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Lock Up 1989 (Movie)

Chink (Actor)

Action Jackson 1988 (Movie)

Mr Quick (Actor)

Predator 1987 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Firewalker 1986 (Movie)

El Coyote (Actor)

Fleshburn 1984 (Movie)

Calvin Duggai (Actor)

48 HRS. 1982 (Movie)

Billy Bear (Actor)

Poltergeist 1982 (Movie)

2nd Pool Worker (Actor)

Southern Comfort 1981 (Movie)

Hunter (Actor)

Gloria 1980 (Movie)

8th Riverside Drive Man (Actor)

Slippery When Wet 1976 (Movie)

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Sylvia 1976 (Movie)

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The Honey Cup 1976 (Movie)

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Hot Shots 1975 (Movie)

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The Trouble With Young Stuff 1975 (Movie)

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The Bite 1974 (Movie)

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Defiance 1973 (Movie)

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Happy Days 1973 (Movie)

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The Passions of Carol 1973 (Movie)

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The Switch 1973 (Movie)

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Northstar (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A vast, muscular presence, of Cherokee and Semiole stock, Sonny Landham commenced his acting career in the porn industry -- a history that came back to haunt him when he made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican Party's nomination for the post of Governor of Kentucky in 2003. It was not Landham's past participation in such works as "Oversexed", "Slippery when Wet" and "The Trouble with Young Stuff" that put paid to his political ambitions, however, but a racist tirade that he launched in 2008 whilst running for the US Senate for the Libertarian Party. After Landham advocated genocide against Arabs and referred to them as "ragheadsù", the Libertarians withdrew his nomination. Landham is remembered more fondly for small roles in significant films such as "The Warriors", "Southern Comfort" and "Poltergeist", and more substantial parts in "48 Hrs", "Predator" (alongside his fellow future political hopefuls, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura) and "Lock Up" (alongside fellow former porn star Sylvester Stallone). During the 90s, Landham spent a 31-month stretch in prison for making threatening phone calls to one of his five ex-wives, in the course of a dispute over child custody. He also pursued an unsuccessful lawsuit seeking royalties for the "Predator" action figure based on his character.

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