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Harry Dean Stanton


Prolific character actor with a drooping, weather-beaten appearance and superb acting talent that have been his ticket to appearing in over 100 films, and 50 TV episodes. Born in West Irvine, Kentucky, Stanton served as a cook in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was on board an LST during the Battle of Okinawa. He then returned to the ... See full bio »
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 2014 Alien: Isolation (Video Game) (post-production)
Brett (voice)
 2014 The Pimp and the Rose (Short)
Harry
 2013 Getting On (TV Series)
Leonard Butler
- Make Someone Happy (2013) ... Leonard Butler
 2013 9 Full Moons
Dimitri
 2013 The Last Stand
Mr. Parsons (uncredited)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
Man in Hat
 2012 The Avengers
Security Guard
 2011 This Must Be the Place
Robert Plath
 2011 Rango
Balthazar (voice)
 2010 On Holiday
Josh the Roommate's Dad
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
Harry
- Chuck Versus the Anniversary (2010) ... Harry
 2010 Athena (Short)
 2006-2010 Big Love (TV Series)
Roman Grant
- The Greater Good (2010) ... Roman Grant (uncredited)
- Free at Last (2010) ... Roman Grant (uncredited)
 2009 Alice (TV Mini-Series)
Caterpillar
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Caterpillar
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Caterpillar
 2009/I Alice (Short)
Caterpillar
 2006 You, Me and Dupree
Curly (uncredited)
 2006 Alpha Dog
Cosmo Gadabeeti
 2004 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Harry Dean Stanton
- Back Off Mary Poppins (2004) ... Harry Dean Stanton
 2004 The Big Bounce
Bob Rogers, Sr.
 2004 Chrystal
Pa Da
 2003 Anger Management
Blind Man (uncredited)
 2002 Sonny
Henry
 2001 The Pledge
Floyd Cage
 2000 Sand
Leo
 1999 The Straight Story
Lyle
 1998 A Civil Action
Land Watcher (uncredited)
 1998 Sin City Spectacular (TV Series)
 1998 The Mighty
Grim
 1997 Fire Down Below
Cotton Harry
 1997 Midnight Blue
Eric
 1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini-Series)
Shadrach
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Shadrach
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Shadrach
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Shadrach
 1996 Playback
Ernie Fontenot
 1995 Never Talk to Strangers
Max Cheski
 1995 One Hundred and One Nights
Un acteur muet à Hollywood (complete version) (uncredited)
 1994 Blue Tiger
Smith
 1994 Against the Wall (TV Movie)
Hal
 1993 Gentleman Who Fell (Short)
 1993 Hotel Room (TV Mini-Series)
Moe
- Tricks (1993) ... Moe
 1992 Cruise Control (Short)
Roland
 1992 Hostages (TV Movie)
Frank Reed
 1992 Man Trouble
Redmond Layls
 1991 Payoff (TV Movie)
Hook
 1990 The Fourth War
Gen. Hackworth
 1989 Monster Maker (TV Movie)
Chancey Bellow
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Chancey Bellow
- Monster Maker (1989) ... Chancey Bellow
 1989 Twister
Cleveland
 1989 Dream a Little Dream
Ike Baker
 1988 Mr. North
Henry Simmons
 1988 Stars and Bars
Loomis Gage
 1987 Slam Dance
Det. Benjamin Smiley
 1985 Fool for Love
Old Man
 1985 One Magic Christmas
Gideon
 1985 UFOria
Brother Bud Sanders
 1984 The Bear
Coach Thomas
 1984 Repo Man
Bud
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
Emmett Perkins
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
Dr. Oliver Ludwig
 1982 One from the Heart
Moe
 1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Johnny Velvet
- Star Peepers (1982) ... Johnny Velvet
 1980 Private Benjamin
1st Sgt. Jim Ballard
 1980 The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Movie)
Mike
 1980 The Black Marble
Philo Skinner
 1979-1980 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Pokey Tindal
- Dead Man's Hand: Part 1 (1979) ... Pokey Tindal
 1979 The Rose
Billy Ray
 1979 Wise Blood
Asa Hawks
 1979 Alien
Brett
 1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (TV Movie)
C.W. Douglas
 1978 Up in Smoke
Police officer (scenes deleted)
 1978 Straight Time
Jerry Schue
 1978 Renaldo and Clara
Lafkezio
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
FBI Man #1 (uncredited)
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Jake Walters
- Episode #2.90 (1977) ... Jake Walters (credit only)
- Episode #2.87 (1977) ... Jake Walters (uncredited)
- Episode #2.86 (1977) ... Jake Walters (uncredited)
- Episode #2.65 (1976) ... Jake Walters
- Episode #2.64 (1976) ... Jake Walters (uncredited)
 1975 92 in the Shade
Carter
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
Curt
 1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
Billy Winston
 1975 Win, Place or Steal
Jack
 1974 Cockfighter
Jack Burke
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Songer
 1974 Where the Lilies Bloom
Kiser Pease
 1972 Cry for Me, Billy
Luke Todd
 1972 Cisco Pike
Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop
Oklahoma Hitchhiker (as H.D. Stanton)
 1970 The Intruders (TV Movie)
Whit Dykstra (as Dean Stanton)
 1970 Kelly's Heroes
Pvt. Willard (as Dean Stanton)
 1970 The Rebel Rousers
Randolph Halverson (as Dean Stanton)
 1969 Lanton Mills (Short)
Lanton
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Ringo
- One of Our Chickens Is Missing (1969) ... Ringo (as Dean Stanton)
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Henry Fletcher
 1964-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Crane / Jeb Girty
- For Want of a Hero (1969) ... Crane
- A Short Walk to Salem (1964) ... Jeb Girty (as Dean Stanton)
 1958-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Hodge / Rainey / Leader / ...
- Johnny Cross (1968) ... Hodge (as Dean Stanton)
- Take Her, She's Cheap (1964) ... Rainey (as Dean Stanton)
- Comanches Is Soft (1964) ... Leader (as Dean Stanton)
- Tobe (1963) ... Young Man (as Dean Stanton)
- The Boys (1962) ... Nate (as Dean Stanton)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Joe Joe
- Pineapple Rose (1968) ... Joe Joe (as Dean Stanton)
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Dean Hill
- Who Will Dig the Graves? (1968) ... Dean Hill (as Dean Stanton)
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Clint Daggert
- Ride to Misadventure (1968) ... Clint Daggert (as Dean Stanton)
 1968 The Mini-Skirt Mob
Spook
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun
Sergeant Parker (as Dean Stanton)
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Johnny Faro
- Gold Is Where You Leave It (1968) ... Johnny Faro (as Dean Stanton)
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Proprietor
- Howard's New Life (1967) ... Proprietor
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Luther Happ
- Till the End of Night (1967) ... Luther Happ (as Dean Stanton)
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Tramp (as Dean Stanton)
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
J.J. Kates
- Meeting at Devil's Fork (1967) ... J.J. Kates (as Dean Stanton)
 1967 The Hostage
Eddie (as Dean Stanton)
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Lucius Brand
- The Night of the Hangman (1967) ... Lucius Brand (as Dean Stanton)
 1967 A Time for Killing
Sgt. Dan Way (as Dean Stanton)
 1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV Movie)
Jelly
 1966 Ride in the Whirlwind
Blind Dick (as Dean Stanton)
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Dayton Skagg
- Frank Merriwell (1966) ... Dayton Skagg
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Swain
- By Force and Violence (1966) ... Swain (as Dean Stanton)
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Quince Logan
- The Debt (1965) ... Quince Logan (as Dean Stanton)
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Randy
- Moon Child (1965) ... Randy (as Dean Stanton)
 1959-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Joe Spanish / Dexter / Jess Hobson / ...
- The Meeting (1965) ... Joe Spanish (as Dean Stanton)
- Incident of the Prophecy (1963) ... Dexter (as Dean Stanton)
- Incident of the Lost Woman (1962) ... Jess Hobson (as Dean Stanton)
- Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse (1959) ... Barlow (as Dean Stanton)
 1963 The Man from the Diners' Club
Beatnik (uncredited)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Nick Crider
- Nobody Dies on Saturday (1963) ... Nick Crider (as Dean Stanton)
 1961-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Stiles / Billy
- The Way of Aaron (1963) ... Stiles (as Dean Stanton)
- The Dark Gate (1961) ... Billy (as Dean Stanton)
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Moss / Amos Kerrigan / Virgil / ...
- The Betrayers (1963) ... Moss (as Dean Stanton)
- The Confederate Express (1962) ... Amos Kerrigan (as Dean Stanton)
- Cactus Lady (1961) ... Virgil (as Dean Stanton)
- Dark Verdict (1959) ... Vern Cowan (as Dean Stanton)
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
Pvt. Beecham
- A Day in June (1962) ... Pvt. Beecham (as Dean Stanton)
 1962 How the West Was Won
Gant Henchman (uncredited)
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Dell Tindall
- Point of Honor (1962) ... Dell Tindall (as Dean Stanton)
 1962 Hero's Island
Dixey Gates (as Dean Stanton)
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
The Singer
- The Heart Is a Handout (1962) ... The Singer (as Dean Stanton)
 1959-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Slim Wilder / Stoneman
- The Waiting Room (1962) ... Slim Wilder (as Dean Stanton)
- Treasure Trail (1959) ... Stoneman (as Dean Stanton)
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Tommy Ryan / Dace / Maxy Margolis / ...
- Blood Brothers (1961) ... Tommy Ryan (as Dean Stanton)
- The Billy Grimes Story (1959) ... Dace (as Dean Stanton)
- The Poison Ivy Story (1959) ... Maxy Margolis (as Dean Stanton)
- The Nick Joseph Story (1959) ... Happy Maffy (as Dean Stanton)
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Moxie / Picolo / Newspaper Seller
- 90-Proof Dame (1961) ... Moxie (as Dean Stanton)
- Augie 'The Banker' Ciamino (1961) ... Picolo (as Dean Stanton)
- The Noise of Death (1960) ... Newspaper Seller (uncredited)
 1958-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Fletcher / Pvt. Brock / Toby / ...
- Storm Over Eden (1961) ... Fletcher (as Dean Stanton)
- Ambush (1961) ... Pvt. Brock (as Dean Stanton)
- So Young the Savage Land (1960) ... Toby (as Dean Stanton)
- To Sit in Judgment (1958) ... Robert (as Dean Stanton)
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Harry Walker
- The Enemy (1961) ... Harry Walker
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Bentley
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Fingers
- The Red Carpet (1961) ... Fingers (as Dean Stanton)
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Stacey
- The Zone (1961) ... Stacey (as Dean Stanton)
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Lemon
- Escape to Sonoita (1960) ... Lemon (as Dean Stanton)
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Slave Catcher (as Dean Stanton)
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Frank Brogger
- The Gunslinger (1960) ... Frank Brogger (as Dean Stanton)
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Sonny Blakey
- Diamond Cut Diamond (1960) ... Sonny Blakey (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 A Dog's Best Friend
Roy Janney (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Rafe Daniels / Gordon
- The Hanging Judge (1959) ... Rafe Daniels (as Dean Stanton)
- Chain of Command (1959) ... Gordon (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Tommy Fuller (as Dean Stanton)
- Writ of Terror (1959) ... Tommy Fuller (as Dean Stanton)
 1958-1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Landers / Skeets, Young Bum
- Smashout (1959) ... Landers (as Dan Stanton)
- The Steel Mountain (1958) ... Skeets, Young Bum (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Alfie
- Run to the City (1959) ... Alfie (as Dean Stanton)
- The Corny Cassidy Case (1959) ... (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Clemmie Martin
- Tension (1959) ... Clemmie Martin (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Deputy Smallwood (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Chad Bisbee / Frank Kaler
- Blue Norther (1959) ... Chad Bisbee (as Dean Stanton)
- The Troubled Town (1958) ... Frank Kaler (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 Adventure Showcase (TV Series)
 1959 Pork Chop Hill
U.S. Soldier with BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) (uncredited)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Barbo
- The Triangle (1959) ... Barbo (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Jay Simms
- Deadline (1959) ... Jay Simms (as Dean Stanton)
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Drew Griswold
- The Griswold Murder (1959) ... Drew Griswold (uncredited)
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Robby Crane
- The Diner (1959) ... Robby Crane (as Dean Stanton)
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Jerry
- Six Faces of Satan (1958) ... Jerry (as Dean Stanton)
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Clint Dirkson
- Decision of Rin Tin Tin (1958) ... Clint Dirkson (as Dean Stanton)
 1958 Voice in the Mirror
Hysterical Patient in Psychiatric Ward (uncredited)
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Simeon Dawson
- The Tall Man (1958) ... Simeon Dawson (as Dean Stanton)
 1958 The Proud Rebel
Jeb Burleigh (as Dean Stanton)
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Jerry
- Patrol (1958) ... Jerry (as Dean Stanton)
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Country Boy
- Country Boy (1957) ... Country Boy (as Dean Stanton)
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Bill
- Four O'Clock (1957) ... Bill (as Dean Stanton)
 1957 Revolt at Fort Laramie
Rinty (uncredited)
 1957 Tomahawk Trail
Pvt. Miller (as Dean Stanton)
 1956 The Wrong Man
Department of Corrections Employee (uncredited)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Andrew
- Hour of Darkness (1954) ... Andrew (as Harry Stanton)
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Music video: Appeared in Cracker's video for "Nothing to Believe In", directed by Samuel Bayer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dan Stanton | Dean Stanton | H.D. Stanton | Harry Stanton

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm a late bloomer. It's just a matter of how you evolve; of what your pace is. Hopefully, the older you get the more you grow. So, that has been my speed, the beat of my drum. I march to the beat of a different drum -- you'll pardon me for using this expression. See more »

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Lived in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lafayette Senior High School with the class of 1944. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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