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Ernie Lively was born on January 29, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Ernest W. Brown. He is an actor and producer, known for American Pie 2 (2001), Passenger 57 (1992) and Turner & Hooch (1989). He has been married to Elaine Lively since December 12, 1979. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2015/II Razor (announced)
 2015 Waffle Street (post-production)
Wright Adams
 2013/II Shadow (Short)
Dr. Holden
 2011 Svetlana (TV Series)
Liam's Dad
- Mom! Dad! (2011) ... Liam's Dad
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Doc Boswell
 2009-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Ham's Dad
- Let's Talk (2010) ... Ham's Dad
 2009 The Perfect Game
Coach Sam Hicks
 2008 The Art of Travel
Mr. Layne
 2006 Simon Says
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Ranger Neher
- Dead Man's Ridge (2006) ... Ranger Neher
 2006 The Darwin Awards
RV Salesman
 2005 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV Series)
Maddie's Father
- Poor Little Rich Girl (2005) ... Maddie's Father (voice)
 2000-2005 The West Wing (TV Series)
Mr. Loch / Georgia Congressman
- In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (2000) ... Mr. Loch
- In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (2000) ... Mr. Loch
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Sheriff Roper
- Don't Look Back (2002) ... Sheriff Roper
 2001 American Pie 2
 2000 Wanted
 2000 That '70s Show (TV Series)
- Red's New Job (2000) ... Ted
 1999 My Little Assassin (TV Movie)
Charlie Baron
 1999 The Thirteenth Floor
30's Cop
 1999 Balloon Farm (TV Movie)
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
Joel Yarrow
- Rivers' Run (1999) ... Joel Yarrow
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
- Fans First (1998)
 1998 Goodbye Lover
 1998 Senseless
Coach Brandau
 1998 The Legend of Cryin' Ryan
Leonard Greene
 1997 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
- Old Boyfriends (1997) ... Frank
 1997 Fire Down Below
 1997 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Dr. Cliff Rasmussen
- Bloodlines (1997) ... Dr. Cliff Rasmussen
 1996 The Last Best Place (TV Movie)
Doc Smith Veternarian
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Principal Wallace Morrison
- The ABC's of Murder (1996) ... Principal Wallace Morrison
 1996 The People Next Door (TV Movie)
Lt. Jack Driscoll
 1996 Mulholland Falls
 1996 Renegade (TV Series)
- The Dollhouse (1996) ... Sheriff
 1996 A Stranger to Love (TV Movie)
Capt. Simpson
 1990-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Hal Palmer / Richard 'Rick' Shipley / SFPD Lt. Martin Kinicki / ...
- Murder in Tempo (1996) ... Hal Palmer
- Northern Explosion (1994) ... Richard 'Rick' Shipley
- Danse Diabolique (1992) ... SFPD Lt. Martin Kinicki
- A Body to Die For (1990) ... Joe Hardin
- Good-Bye Charlie (1990) ... Jake
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Hot Tub (1995) ... Zeke
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Sheriff Teller
- D.P.O. (1995) ... Sheriff Teller
 1995 Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (TV Movie)
Gerry Boggs
 1995 My Family
 1995 The Commish (TV Series)
Ryan Dunnegan
- Cry Wolfe (1995) ... Ryan Dunnegan
 1994 Accidental Meeting (TV Movie)
 1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
- Pros and Convicts (1994) ... Freddy
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Lawrence Broder
- Split Ends (1993) ... Lawrence Broder
 1993 Return to Zork (Video Game)
Moadikum Moodock
 1992 Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (TV Movie)
Maj. Dan Henry
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
- Crash and Born (1992) ... Roger
 1992 Passenger 57
Chief Biggs
 1992 Freshman Dorm (TV Series)
Mr. Flynn
- Pilot (1992) ... Mr. Flynn
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Mr. Kent
- Shark's Cove (1992) ... Mr. Kent
 1992 Sleepwalkers
Animal Control Officer
 1992 Breaking the Silence (TV Movie)
 1991 Dead in the Water (TV Movie)
Dignitary (as Ernie Brown)
 1991 Past Midnight
Detective Allan Tobias
 1991 The Torkelsons (TV Series)
- Fence Neighbors (1991) ... J.W.
 1991 The Man in the Moon
Will Sanders
 1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo
Detective Nelson
 1991 For the Very First Time (TV Movie)
Mr. O'Neil
 1991 Down Home (TV Series)
- Yipes, It's Snipes (1991) ... Augy
 1991 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jack Harmon
- The Less Than Perfect Daughter (1991) ... Jack Harmon
 1990 Steel Magnolias (TV Movie)
Drum Eatenton
 1990 Air America
Truck Driver
 1990 The Knife and Gun Club (TV Movie)
 1990 Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (TV Movie)
Truddi's Stepfather
 1990 Follow Your Heart (TV Movie)
 1990 Hard to Kill
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Ann Donniger
- End of Innocence (1989) ... Ann Donniger (as Erni Brown)
 1989 Shocker
 1984-1989 Newhart (TV Series)
Terry Sadler / Eric Hall
- Ramblin' Michael Harris (1989) ... Terry Sadler
- New Faces of 1951 (1984) ... Eric Hall (as Ernie Brown)
 1989 An Innocent Man
Donatelli's Dealer
 1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick (TV Movie)
 1988 Scandal in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Jeremy Travis
 1988 The Tracker (TV Movie)
 1987 Into the Homeland (TV Movie)
Tom Burnside
 1987 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Security Guard
- But Not for Me (1987) ... Security Guard (as Ernie Brown)
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
- Masques (1987) ... Cavanaugh
 1985-1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Security Guard / Dr. Franklin
- Ingress & Egress (1985) ... Dr. Franklin
 1987 Ghost Chase
Production Manager
 1983-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Engineer / Dump Foreman / Waiter
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... Engineer
- Of Human Garbage (1985) ... Dump Foreman
- A Hill of Beans (1983) ... Waiter (as Ernie Brown)
 1987 In the Mood
Chief Kelsey, 'Papa Bear' (as Ernie Brown)
 1987 Convicted: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
 1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Movie)
 1986 Wisdom
Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Studio Guard
- L.A. (1986) ... Studio Guard (as Ernie Brown)
 1986 Fuzzbucket (TV Movie)
Teacher #1
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Policeman #2
- Four O'Clock (1986) ... Policeman #2
 1986 The Children of Times Square (TV Movie) (as Ernie Brown)
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
- Steele, Inc. (1986) ... Dallas
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
U.S. Marshal
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Army Officer
- Deep Freeze (Pilot) (1985) ... Army Officer
 1985 Secret Admirer
Guard (as Ernie Brown)
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Travis Wayne
- Burn Out (1985) ... Travis Wayne
 1985 Fame (TV Series)
Mr. Cassidy
- Parent's Week (1985) ... Mr. Cassidy
 1979-1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Longstreet B. Davenport / Clyde, The Guard / Dobro Doolan
- The Ransom of Hazzard County (1984) ... Clyde, The Guard
- Follow That Still (1980) ... Longstreet B. Davenport (as Ernie W. Brown)
- The Runaway (1980) ... Longstreet B. Davenport (as Ernie W. Brown)
- Duke of Duke (1979) ... Longstreet B. Davenport (as Ernie W. Brown)
- One Armed Bandits (1979) ... Dobro Doolan (as Ernie Brown)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
- Heritage (1982) ... (as Ernie Brown)
 1982 Drop-Out Father (TV Movie)
Conductor (as Ernie Brown)
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
- Jennifer and the Will (1981) ... Cedric (as Ernie Brown)
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Bobby Joe Scoggins
- The Chateau/White Lightning (1981) ... Bobby Joe Scoggins (as Ernie W. Brown)
 1980 It's My Turn
Man at Restaurant (as Ernie Brown)
 1978 The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance (TV Movie)
Danny (as Ernie Brown)
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence (1978) ... Danny (as Ernie Brown)
 1977 McCloud (TV Series)
- The Great Taxicab Stampede (1977) ... Bartender (as Ernie Brown)
 1975 The Waltons (TV Series)
Railroad Conductor
- The Woman (1975) ... Railroad Conductor (as Ernie Brown)
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Is also is well known for being TV's "Mr. Good wrench" in all the famous commercials

Alternate Names:

Ernie W. Brown | Ernie Brown | Erni Brown


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During the late 80s and for most of the 90s, he helped start and shape the careers of many of Hollywoods young working actors... along with his children Lori, Jason, Robyn, Eric and Blake, he regularly coached Brittany Murphy, Ian Bohen, Tamala Jones, Kristy Swanson, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Hervey, Julie St. Claire, Eric Balfour, Scott Grimes, Joel Michaely, Gina Philips, Justin Whalin, Bart ... See more »

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