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Dennis Hopper (1936–2010)


Multi-talented and unconventional actor/director regarded by many as one of the true "enfant terribles" of Hollywood who has led an amazing cinematic career for more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard Hopper. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  The Last Film Festival (post-production)
Nick Twain - Producer
 2010 Alpha and Omega
Tony (voice)
 2009 Deadly Creatures (Video Game) (voice)
 2008 An American Carol
Judge
 2007 Entourage (TV Series)
Dennis Hopper
- Malibooty (2007) ... Dennis Hopper
 2005 House of 9
Father Duffy
 2005 Americano
Riccardo
 2004 The Keeper
Krebs
 2004 The Last Ride (TV Movie)
Ronnie Purnell
 2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (Video)
Victor Castiglione (segment "Victory") (uncredited)
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Jon Castille
- New Orleans (2004) ... Jon Castille
 2004 Legacy
CHP Officer
 2003 Suspense (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2002 The Groovenians (TV Short)
Dad / King Normans (voice)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Steve Scott (voice)
 2002 Leo
Horace
 2002 Flatland (TV Series)
Smith
- Episode #1.12 (2002) ... Smith
- Episode #1.11 (2002) ... Smith
- Episode #1.10 (2002) ... Smith
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Smith
- Episode #1.22 (2002) ... Smith
 2001 Scene by Scene (TV Series)
- Dennis Hopper (2001)
 2001 Choke
Henry Clark
 2001 Ticker
Alex Swan
 2000 Held for Ransom
JD
 2000 The Prophet's Game
Vincent Swan
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Movie)
Pelias
 2000 Lured Innocence
Rick Chambers
 1999/II Justice (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1999 The Venice Project
Roland / Salvatore
 1999 Jesus' Son
Bill
 1999 Tycus (Video)
Peter Crawford
 1999 Straight Shooter
Frank Hector
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
 1998 Black Dahlia (Video Game)
Walter Pensky
 1997 The Good Life
Mr. Golf
 1997 Road Ends
Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
 1997/II Top of the World
Charles Atlas
 1997 The Blackout
Mickey Wayne
 1997 Cartoon Sushi (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (voice)
 1995 Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (Video Game)
Mr. Beautiful (voice)
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie)
H. Phillip Lovecraft
 1994 Chasers
Doggie
 1993 Red Rock West
Lyle
 1992 Rabbit Ears: Annie Oakley (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1992 Rabbit Ears: Jonah and the Whale (Video short) (voice, uncredited)
 1992 Nails (TV Movie)
Harry 'Nails' Niles
 1991 Rabbit Ears: King Midas and the Golden Touch (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1991 Eye of the Storm
Marvin Gladstone
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
Barry Seal
 1991 The Indian Runner
Caesar
 1991 Paris Trout
Paris Trout
 1990 Catchfire
Milo
 1990 Flashback
Huey Walker
 1989 Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1989 Rabbit Ears: Thumbelina (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1989 Black Leather Jacket (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1987 Running Out of Luck
Video Director
 1987 Santabear's High Flying Adventure (TV Short) (voice)
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1986 Hoosiers
Shooter
 1986 Straight to Hell
I.G. Farben
 1985 A Hero of Our Time (Short) (uncredited)
 1985 Rabbit Ears: The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Video short)
Storyteller (voice, uncredited)
 1985 My Science Project
Bob Roberts
 1985 Stark (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Ron Bliss
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
Sponson
 1984 Slagskämpen
Miller
 1982 Human Highway
Cracker / Stranger
 1980 Out of the Blue
Don
 1980 Wild Times (TV Mini-Series)
Doc Holliday
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Doc Holliday
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Doc Holliday
 1979 Bloodbath
Chicken
 1978 Last In, First Out
Medford
 1978 Flesh Color
Mel, le photographe
 1977 Tracks
1st Sgt. Jack Falen
 1973 Kid Blue
Bickford Waner
 1972 Crush Proof
 1972 The Other Side of the Wind
Lucas Renard
 1969 True Grit
Moon
 1969 Easy Rider
Billy
 1968 Panic in the City
Goff
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Jimmy Sweetwater / Leon Grell
- Night of the Executioner (1967) ... Jimmy Sweetwater
- Plunder! (1967) ... Leon Grell
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Vern Reed
- Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett (1967) ... Vern Reed
 1967/II The Trip
Max
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Zack Fielder
- A Little Jazz (1967) ... Zack Fielder
 1967 The Glory Stompers
Chino
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Passenger
- Rendezvous with Yesterday (1966) ... Passenger (uncredited)
 1966 Queen of Blood
Paul Grant
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Jud Salt
- South Wind (1966) ... Jud Salt
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Cpl. Jack Winston
- Without Spear or Sword (1965) ... Cpl. Jack Winston
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Roger Small
- The Many Colors of Courage (1965) ... Roger Small
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Billy Kimbo
- One Killer on Ice (1965) ... Billy Kimbo
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dev Farnum
- The Dark Past (1964) ... Dev Farnum
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Coley Mitchum
- People in Glass Houses (1964) ... Coley Mitchum
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Alan Landman
- Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik (1964) ... Alan Landman
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Rhymer
- The Wrecker (1963) ... Rhymer
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Ferno
- The Weakling (1963) ... Ferno
 1962-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Jason Thomas / Alfred Carter Jr.
- The Weeping Baboon (1963) ... Jason Thomas
- The Indelible Silence (1962) ... Alfred Carter Jr.
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Emmett Lawton
- The Emmett Lawton Story (1963) ... Emmett Lawton
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Ross Kendrick
- Requiem at Dancer's Hill (1963) ... Ross Kendrick
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Peter Vollmer
- He's Alive (1963) ... Peter Vollmer
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Trask
- Vendetta Arms (1962) ... Trask
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Fred Judson
- The Hold-Out (1962) ... Fred Judson
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Adrian Brewster
- The Mind's Own Fire (1961) ... Adrian Brewster
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Andrew Mason
- My Friend, My Enemy (1961) ... Andrew Mason
 1961 Night Tide
Johnny Drake
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Vinnie Winford
- Shoes for Vinnie Winford (1961) ... Vinnie Winford
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Gerald Collins
- No One (1960) ... Gerald Collins
 1960 Key Witness
William 'Cowboy' Tomkins
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Adam Spencer
- Millionaire Julie Sherman (1960) ... Adam Spencer
 1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
Mike
- Goldie Meets Mike (1960) ... Mike
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Leighton
- Wake Up to Terror (1959) ... Leighton
 1959 The Young Land
Hatfield Carnes
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Denny Sunrise / Vernon 'Vern' Tippert
- The Sunrise Gun (1959) ... Denny Sunrise
- The Sharpshooter (1958) ... Vernon 'Vern' Tippert
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
 1958 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Movie)
Fritz
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Joey Redman Jr.
- High Air (1958) ... Joey Redman Jr.
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Harry Wales / David Williams
- The Last Summer (1958) ... Harry Wales
- Trial by Slander (1958) ... David Williams
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Tom Boyd
 1957 Sayonara
MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice, uncredited)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Billy the Kid
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Steven, at 18
- Summer Return (1957) ... Steven, at 18
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
Ed Novak
- No Man's Road (1957)
- A Question of Loyalty (1957) ... Ed Novak
 1956-1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Abe Larson / Utah Kid
- The Iron Trail (1957) ... Abe Larson
- Quicksand (1956) ... Utah Kid
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Pauly
- Carnival (1956) ... Pauly
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Steve Redman
- High Air (1956) ... Steve Redman
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Gretel (1956)
 1956 Kings Row (TV Series)
Tod Monaghan
- Carnival (1956) ... Tod Monaghan
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Joe (uncredited)
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Goon
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Ross Morton
- Inga II (1955) ... Ross Morton
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Frank Terry
- Mama's Boy (1955) ... Frank Terry
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Robert
- Boy in the Storm (1955) ... Robert
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials: Ameriprise Financial See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 16 Interviews | 29 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the imprisonment of friend Phil Spector] I don't know if he shot that girl or not, but I know that if he did, it was an accident. When you play with guns, accidents happen. See more »

Trivia:

His parents are Jay and Marjorie Hopper. His father died in 1982 and his mother remarried. See more »

Trademark:

Often had a goatee if he had facial hair in his films See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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