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Overview (1)

Born in Ogden, Utah, USA

Mini Bio (1)

R. D. Call is an American actor, best known for his roles in films by Walter Hill. He was born and raised in Utah and attended the Utah State University and Weber State University. Call moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and began training with Lee Strasberg. His first Role was in Barnaby Jones (1973), a TV series directed by Leo Penn.

Call then took roles in the Walter Hill films 48 Hrs. (1982) and Brewster's Millions (1985). Next came At Close Range (1986) opposite Sean Penn and the Charlie Sheen thriller No Man's Land (1987). Dennis Hopper cast him in Hopper's thriller Colors (1988), again opposite Sean Penn, and he would work with Leo and Sean Penn - and Martin Sheen - in Judgment in Berlin (1988).

Towards the end of the 1980s, roles included Michael Mann's L.A. Takedown (1989) - the original version of Mann's Heat (1995) - and a cameo appearance in Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Call appeared opposite Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland in Young Guns II (1990) and was back with Sean Penn in State of Grace (1990), conveying a close working relationship with both the Penn and Sheen family.

The mid-1990s were equally kind to Call, with roles in Waterworld (1995) and Walter Hill's Last Man Standing (1996) in which he starred with Bruce Willis. More recent roles include the Sandra Bullock thriller Murder by Numbers (2002), the Brad Pitt drama Babel (2006) and the Sean Penn-directed Into the Wild (2007).

Call has also appeared in numerous TV series, including The X-Files (1993) and Stephen King's Golden Years (1991).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Trivia (2)

Frequently appears in movies with his good friend Sean Penn.
Winner of the 2010 Action on Film Festival (AOF) "Legends" Award.

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