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R.C. Bates

Richard Carlos Bates was born on January 8, 1946 in Houghton Lake, Michigan. He attended school at Arizona State (because his girlfriend at the time was going there as well). A lover of animals, he majored in environmental science. He also loved acting and took many drama courses. R.C. Bates has worked in numerous small films, but concentrates on ... See full bio »
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 2013 Clowns & Heroes (Short)
 2010 Father vs. Son
Harry The Homeless Guy
 2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Street Guy
- Sweet Jane (2007) ... Street Guy (uncredited)
 2005 The Commission (Short)
 2001 The Favorite Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (Video)
Dusty (segment "The Case of the Logical i Ranch")
 2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana
Jimmy (as RC Bates)
 1995 Werewolf (Video)
Sam the Keeper
 1994 Bad Girls
 1993 Doorways (TV Movie)
 1993 Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (Video)
 1993 The Making of '...And God Spoke'
God (as R. C. Bates)
 1993 Last Action Hero
 1992 Ghost Ship
 1991 Mom
Bum Victim
 1988 Lone Wolf

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Starred in Soundgarden's music video "Black Hole Sun" as the old man with the top hat and sunglasses. The glasses were the same ones he wore in "Werewolf".

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Alternate Names:

R. C. Bates | RC Bates

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