R. Lee Ermey Biography

Birthday: 1944-03-24
Place of Birth: Emporia, Kansas USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did two tours in Okinawa, Japan. After injuries forced him to retire from the Corps, he moved to the Phillipines, enrolling in the University of Manila, where he studied Criminology and Drama. He appeared in several Filipino films before being cast as a helicopter pilot in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979). Due to his Vietnam experiences, Coppola also utilized him as a technical adviser. He got a featured role in Sidney J. Furie's The Boys in Company C (1978), playing a drill instructor. Ermey worked with Furie again in Purple Hearts (1984). However, his most famous (or infamous) role came as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. He did win the best supporting actor award from The Boston Society of Film Critics. Since then, he has appeared in numerous character roles in such films as Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Se7en (1995) and Dead Man Walking (1995). However, Ermey prefers comedy to drama, and has a comedic role in Saving Silverman (2001). Ronald Lee Ermey continues to be one of the best character actors in the business, and you can bet that when his name appears in a movie's credits, he is going to be top notch in his role.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Mail Call Himself - Host 2002 Documentary
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey 2009 Documentary
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Full Metal Jacket Gny. Sgt. Hartman 1987 0, Romance
Mississippi Burning Mayor Tilman 1988 Game Show, Comedy
Fletch Lives 1989 0, Comedy
The Siege of Firebase Gloria Hafner 1989 Action, Drama
Demonstone Col. Joe Haines 1990 Action, Thriller
The Rift Capt. Phillips 1990 Action, Adventure, Horror
Kid Luke 1990 Action, Thriller
Toy Soldiers General Kramer 1991 0, Game Show
The Terror Within II Von Demming 1991 Sport
Sommersby 1993 0, Game Show
On Deadly Ground Stone 1994 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Love Is a Gun Frank Deacon 1994 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Toy Story Sergeant 1995
Se7en Police Captain 1995 Game Show
Dead Man Walking Clyde Percy 1995 0
Murder in the First Judge Clawson 1995 0, Game Show
The Frighteners Sgt. Hiles 1996 Reality Tv
Chain of Command Benjamin Brewster 1996 Action, Thriller
Soul of the Game 1996 Drama, History, Sport
Prefontaine Bill Bowerman 1997 Drama, Romance
Dead Men Can't Dance Sen. Pullman T. Fowler 1997 Action, Drama
Weapons of Mass Distraction Billy Paxton 1997 Comedy, Drama, Crime
Rough Riders Secretary of State John Hay 1997 Action, Drama, History
Switchback Sheriff Buck Olmstead 1997 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Toy Story 2 Army Sarge 1999 0, Drama, 0
You Know My Name 1999 0
The Sender Colonel Rosewater 1999 Action
Gunshy Jerry 2000 Crime, Drama
Jericho Marshall 2000 Mystery
Saving Silverman 2001 0, Comedy
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 President Richard Benson 2001 Thriller, Fantasy
On the Borderline Capt. Elias 2001 Action, Drama, Thriller
Skipped Parts Caspar Callahan 2001 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Taking Sides General Wallace 2002 Drama, Music
The Salton Sea Verne Plummer 2002 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Birdseye Sheriff Gathers 2002 Comedy, Crime
Scenes of the Crime Mr. Parker 2002 Thriller, Drama, Action
Willard Mr. Martin 2003 Reality Tv, Sport
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt 2003 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Y.M.I. John 2004
Man of the House Captain Nichols 2005 Action, Comedy
Shark Bait Jack 2006 Animation, Family
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Uncle Charlie Hewitt 2006 Horror, Thriller
Solstice Leonard 2008 0, Reality Tv
The Watch Manfred 2012 0, 0