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Sam Shepard (1943–2017)


Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base around the US until finally settling in ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 73) in Midway, Kentucky, USA

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Known For

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down Garrison
(2001)
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff Chuck Yeager
(1983)
Swordfish
Swordfish Senator Reisman
(2001)
Mud
Mud Tom
(2012)

Filmography

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 2017 Never Here
Paul Stark
 2015-2017 Bloodline (TV Series)
Robert Rayburn
- Part 32 (2017) ... Robert Rayburn
- Part 23 (2016) ... Robert Rayburn
- Part 5 (2015) ... Robert Rayburn
- Part 4 (2015) ... Robert Rayburn
- Part 2 (2015) ... Robert Rayburn
 2016 In Dubious Battle
Mr. Anderson
 2014 Cold in July
Russel
 2013 Savannah
Mr. Stubbs
 2012 Mud
Tom
 2012 Darling Companion
Sheriff Morris
 2011 Blackthorn
James
 2010 Tough Trade (TV Movie)
 2010/I Fair Game
Sam Plame
 2008 Felon
Gordon
 2008 The Accidental Husband
Wilder
 2007 Ruffian (TV Movie)
Frank Whiteley
 2006 Charlotte's Web
The Narrator (voice)
 2006/I The Return
Ed Mills
 2006 Walker Payne
Syrus
 2006 Bandidas
Bill Buck
 2005 Don't Come Knocking
Howard Spence
 2003 Blind Horizon
Sheriff Jack Kolb
 2002 Leo
Vic
 2001 After the Harvest (TV Movie)
Caleb Gare
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
J.C. Franklin
 2000 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator
- Kurosawa (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 One Kill (TV Movie)
Maj. Nelson Gray
 2000 Hamlet
Ghost
 1999 Dash and Lilly (TV Movie)
Dashiell Hammett
 1999 Purgatory (TV Movie)
Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
 1998 It All Came True
Will Dodge
 1997 The Only Thrill
Reece McHenry
 1996 Lily Dale (TV Movie)
Pete Davenport
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Pea Eye / Pea Eye Parker
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Pea Eye
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Pea Eye
 1995 The Good Old Boys (TV Movie)
Tarnell
 1994 Safe Passage
Patrick
 1992 Thunderheart
Frank Coutelle
 1991 Defenseless
Det. Beutel
 1991 Voyager
Walter Faber
 1990 Bright Angel
Jack
 1986 Crimes of the Heart
Doc Porter
 1985 Fool for Love
Eddie
 1984 Country
Gil Ivy
 1984 Paris, Texas (unconfirmed)
 1982 Frances
Harry York
 1981 Raggedy Man
Bailey
 1980 Resurrection
Cal
 1978 Renaldo and Clara
Rodeo
 1970 Brand X
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Tongues," performed at the Mark Taper Forum Lab Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Joseph Chaikin in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Holy Modal Rounders

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Hollywood is geared toward teenage idiocy. See more »

Trivia:

Suffered from fear of flying. See more »

Nickname:

Charlie

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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