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R. Lee Ermey

Born: 1944

Biography

Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was a retired United States Marine Corps drill instructor and actor. Ermey often played the roles of authority figures, such as his breakout performance as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, Mayor Tilman in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine, Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, and plastic army men leader Sarge in the Toy Story films. He hosted two programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, in which he answered viewers' questions about various militaria both modern and historic; and Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, which focused on the development of different types of weapons. He was a candidate for the National Rifle Association board of directors. Description above from the Wikipedia article R. Lee Ermey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Emporia, Kansas, USA
Died 15/04/2018

Resources

Movies

Full Metal Jacket

Gny. Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket

Dead Man Walking

Clyde Percy in Dead Man Walking

Se7en

Police Captain in Se7en

Toy Story 2

Army Sarge (voice) in Toy Story 2

Toy Story

Sergeant (voice) in Toy Story

Sommersby

Dick Mead in Sommersby

Mississippi Burning

Mayor Tilman in Mississippi Burning

Toy Soldiers

General Kramer in Toy Soldiers

The Frighteners

Hiles in The Frighteners

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Uncle Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Switchback

Sheriff Buck Olmstead in Switchback

Saving Silverman

Coach in Saving Silverman

Willard

Mr. Martin in Willard

The Salton Sea

Verne Plummer in The Salton Sea

Scenes of the Crime

Mr. Parker in Scenes of the Crime

Taking Sides

General Wallace in Taking Sides

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Prefontaine

Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

Sgt. Maj. Bill Hafner / Narrator in The Siege of Firebase Gloria

The Boys in Company C

Sergeant Loyce in The Boys in Company C

Man of the House

Captain Nichols in Man of the House

The Rift

Captain Phillips in The Rift

Skipped Parts

Caspar Callahan in Skipped Parts

Fletch Lives

Jimmy Lee Farnsworth in Fletch Lives

The Chaos Factor

Col. Ben Wilder in The Chaos Factor

The Watch

Manfred in The Watch

Shark Bait

Jack (voice) in Shark Bait

Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Self in Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Chain of Command

Benjamin Brewster in Chain of Command

The Sender

Colonel Rosewater in The Sender

Escape from Alaska

Gary in Escape from Alaska

Birdseye

Sheriff Gathers in Birdseye

Dead Men Can't Dance

Senator Fowler in Dead Men Can't Dance

Love Is a Gun

Frank Deacon in Love Is a Gun

Soul of the Game

Wilkie in Soul of the Game

83 Hours 'Til Dawn

Glen Fairling in 83 Hours 'Til Dawn

Jericho

Marshall in Jericho

On the Borderline

Captain Elias in On the Borderline

Gunshy

Jerry in Gunshy

The Terror Within II

Von Demming in The Terror Within II

The Take

Weller in The Take

Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

President Richard Benson in Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

Kid

Luke Clanton in Kid

French Silk

Chief Crowder in French Silk

Run Ronnie Run

Lead Kidnapper in Run Ronnie Run

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Billy Paxton in Weapons of Mass Distraction

Body Snatchers

General Platt in Body Snatchers

On Deadly Ground

Stone in On Deadly Ground

Toy Story 3

Sarge (voice) in Toy Story 3

Demonstone

Col. Joe Haines in Demonstone

You Know My Name

Marshal Nix in You Know My Name

Apocalypse Now

Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited) in Apocalypse Now

Hexed

Detective Ferguson in Hexed

Purple Hearts

Gunny in Purple Hearts

Kubrick Remembered

Self in Kubrick Remembered

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

Sarge (voice) in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

Prison Guard (uncredited) in Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre

Himself / Sheriff Hoyt in Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre

Savate

Benedict in Savate

X-Men: The Last Stand

Sergeant (voice) in X-Men: The Last Stand

Filmworker

Self in Filmworker

Leaving Las Vegas

Conventioneer in Leaving Las Vegas

Murder in the First

Judge Clawson in Murder in the First

Recess: School's Out

Colonel O'Malley (voice) in Recess: School's Out

Life

Older Sheriff Pike in Life

Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel

Himself in Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel

The Apartment Complex

Frank Stanton in The Apartment Complex

Solstice

Leonard in Solstice

Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back

Preacher Brian in Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back

Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man

Self in Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man

Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond

Self in Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond

Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil

Self in Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil

The Pixar Story

Sergeant (voice) (archive footage) in The Pixar Story

I'm Dangerous Tonight

Lt. Ackman in I'm Dangerous Tonight

Starship Troopers

Voice heard on speaker (voice) (uncredited) in Starship Troopers

Y.M.I.

John in Y.M.I.

Sarge!

Himself in Sarge!

TV Shows