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James Gammon (I) (1940–2010)


Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '40s noir icon Charles McGraw got him work in front ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant Foreman Marv Loach / Floyd Turbeaux
(1999)
Nash Bridges
Nash Bridges Nick Bridges
(1996-2001)
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain Esco Swanger
(2003)
Major League
Major League Lou Brown
(1989)

Filmography

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 2009 The New Daughter
Roger Wayne
 2009 Convict
The Sheriff
 2009 In the Electric Mist
Ben Hebert
 2008 Appaloosa
Earl May
 2007 The Final Season
Jared Akers
 2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Movie)
Bob
 2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Mr. Scofield
- Scars and Souvenirs (2007) ... Mr. Scofield
 2007 Monk (TV Series)
Oates
- Mr. Monk Visits a Farm (2007) ... Oates
 2006 Altered
Sheriff Henderson
 2006 The Far Side of Jericho
The Preacher
 2006 What I Did for Love (TV Movie)
Karl Ryder
 2005 Don't Come Knocking
Old Ranch Hand
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Olin Price
- Justice Delayed (2004) ... Olin Price
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Bill Barkley
- The Longest Morning (2004) ... Bill Barkley
 2004 Silver City
Sheriff Joe Skaggs
 2004/I Paradise (TV Movie)
Old cowboy
 2003 Cold Mountain
Esco Swanger
 2003 Fillmore! (TV Series)
Doc Hemlock
- Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Brakes (2003) ... Doc Hemlock (voice)
 2003 Monte Walsh (TV Movie)
Fighting Joe Hooker / Albert Miller
 2002 The Country Bears
Big Al (voice)
 2002 Life or Something Like It
Pat Kerrigan
 1996-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Nick Bridges
- Fair Game (2001) ... Nick Bridges
- Cat Fight (2001) ... Nick Bridges (credit only)
- Change Up (2001) ... Nick Bridges (credit only)
- Kill Joy (2001) ... Nick Bridges
- Quack Fever (2001) ... Nick Bridges
 2000 The Cell
Teddy Lee
 1999 One Man's Hero
General Zachary Taylor
 1999 The Iron Giant
Foreman Marv Loach / Floyd Turbeaux (voice)
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Hype (1999)
 1999 You Know My Name (TV Movie)
Real Arkansas Tom
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country
Hoover Young
 1998 Logan's War: Bound by Honor (TV Movie)
Ben
 1998 Point Blank
Dad
 1998/II The Man in the Iron Mask
The Commandant
 1997 The Apostle
Brother Edwards (uncredited)
 1997 Traveller
Double D
 1996 Two Mothers for Zachary (TV Movie)
Chalmer
 1995 Wild Bill
California Joe
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Goodnight
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Charles Goodnight
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Charles Goodnight
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Charles Goodnight
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Sam Rayburn
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Redneck's Buddy in the Diner (uncredited)
 1994 Hard Vice
Bronski
 1994 Wyatt Earp
Mr. Sutherland
 1994 Major League II
Lou Brown
 1993-1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Rev. Joseph Halliday / Thomas Quinn
- God Is My Co-Counsel (1994) ... Rev. Joseph Halliday
- F.O.B. (1993) ... Thomas Quinn
 1994 Cabin Boy
Paps
 1993 Painted Desert
Al
 1993 Running Cool
Ironbutt Garrett
 1992-1993 Homefront (TV Series)
Coach Zelnick
- All Good Things (1993) ... Coach Zelnick
- Can't Say No (1992) ... Coach Zelnick
- By Popular Demand (1992) ... Coach Zelnick
- Songs Unsung Are Sweetest (1992) ... Coach Zelnick
- Spanish Moss (1992) ... Coach Zelnick
 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Deputy Hines
 1993 Men Don't Tell (TV Movie)
Jack MacAffrey
 1992 Middle Ages (TV Series)
Dave
 1992 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie)
Roy Stubbs
 1992 CrissCross
Emmett
 1992 Leaving Normal
Walt
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Teddy Roosevelt
- British East Africa, September 1909 (1992) ... Teddy Roosevelt
 1991 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Elias Mills
- The Blood of Others (1991) ... Elias Mills
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie)
Sheriff Bitterman
 1990-1991 Bagdad Cafe (TV Series)
Rudy
- Prisoner of Love (1991) ... Rudy
- Over My Dead Body (1991) ... Rudy
- Hell Hath No Fury (1990) ... Rudy
- Rainy Days and Mondays (1990) ... Rudy
- I Got a Crush on You (1990) ... Rudy
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Smoke Parnell, Ladder Five Owner
 1990 I Love You to Death
Lt. Schooner
 1990 Coupe de Ville
Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
 1990/I Revenge
Texan
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Pete Hanrahan
- Tarnished Shield (1989) ... Pete Hanrahan
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Jimmy Russell
 1989 Major League
Lou Brown
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Sheriff Ketch Monroe
- A Trip Upstate (1989) ... Sheriff Ketch Monroe
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Horsethief Shorty
 1987 Ironweed
Reverend Chester
 1987 Laguna Heat (TV Movie)
Grimes
 1987 Made in Heaven
Steve Shea
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Jack Claymore
- The Pinnacle (1987) ... Jack Claymore
- The Survivor (1987) ... Jack Claymore
 1982-1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Clate Connaloe / Sheriff / Sheriff Frank Fly
- Stacking (1987) ... Clate Connaloe
- Noon Wine (1985) ... Sheriff
- The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) ... Sheriff Frank Fly
 1986 Hard Traveling
Sgt. Slattery
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Michael Cub
- Out of the Past (1986) ... Michael Cub
 1985 Silver Bullet
Arnie Westrum
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Billy Quick
 1985 Silverado
Dawson
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Billy Don Baker
- Armed Response (1985) ... Billy Don Baker
 1985 Sylvester
Steve
 1985 Hell Town (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Raymond Tracy
 1985 Vision Quest
Kuch's Dad
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Brian Holgate
- Old Debts (1984) ... Brian Holgate
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Mr. Daniels
- A Place to Call Home (1984) ... Mr. Daniels
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie)
Officer
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Willard Kohler
 1982 Deadly Encounter (TV Movie)
Frank Kitchens
 1982 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Sheriff Frank Fly
 1981 The Big Black Pill (TV Movie)
Captain Jake Jacqualone
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Bartender
 1980 Below the Belt
Luke
 1980 It's My Turn
Connie Foxworth (uncredited)
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
Joe Dean
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Steve Strange
 1980 On the Nickel
Peanut John
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Series)
Wes Bigelow
- Part II (1979) ... Wes Bigelow
- Part I (1979) ... Wes Bigelow
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Skorig
- Samaritan (1979) ... Skorig
 1977-1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Gates / Billy
- Angels in the Stretch (1978) ... Gates
- Angels on Ice (1977) ... Billy
 1977 The Greatest
Mr. Harry
 1977 Black Oak Conspiracy
Deputy Bullard
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
Dillard
- A Federal Case (1977) ... Dillard
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Joe Carter
- The Torch (1976) ... Joe Carter
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series)
Pollox
- The Astrologer (1976) ... Pollox
 1976 The Pom Pom Girls
Coach
 1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw
Leather Salesman
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Harry
- Blood Money (1976) ... Harry
 1971-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Sheriff Ryder / Lt. Keely
- The Quasar Kill (1976) ... Sheriff Ryder
- Country Blues (1971) ... Lt. Keely
 1974-1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Andy Lucker / Lester Watkins
- The Final Burial (1975) ... Andy Lucker
- The Deadly Jinx (1974) ... Lester Watkins (as Jim Gammon)
 1973-1975 The Waltons (TV Series)
Zack Rosswell
- The Prophecy (1975) ... Zack Rosswell
- The Fighter (1975) ... Zack Rosswell
- The Venture (1975) ... Zack Rosswell
- The Song (1975) ... Zack Rosswell
- The Shivaree (1975) ... Zack Rosswell
 1975 The Kansas City Massacre (TV Movie)
Garth
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
1st Police Officer
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sheriff
- River of Fear (1975) ... Sheriff
 1974 Macon County Line
Elisha
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Man in Gunfight (uncredited)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Jake
- The Nature of Evil (1974) ... Jake
 1971-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Cauldwell / Ben McCann
- Diamond Run (1974) ... Cauldwell
- The Wedding Gift (1973)
- Turnabout (1971) ... Ben McCann
 1966-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dudley / Arnie Jeffords
- Susan Was Evil (1973) ... Dudley
- My Father, My Son (1966) ... Arnie Jeffords
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
The Hired Hand
- Horse of Another Color (1973) ... The Hired Hand (as Jim Gammon)
 1972 Cry for Me, Billy
Amos
 1970 The Intruders (TV Movie)
Chaunce Dykstra
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Lafe
- Only the Bad Come to Sonora (1970) ... Lafe
 1970 Macho Callahan
Cowboy (as Jim Gammon)
 1970 A Man Called Horse
Ed
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Clint Meek / Wes
- Blind Man's Bluff (1969) ... Clint Meek
- Chase a Wild Horse (1968) ... Wes
 1969 The Thousand Plane Raid
Maj. Varga
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Bill Day
- Up the Chimney (1968) ... Bill Day
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Tellis Yeager
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Cal Mason
- A Small Taste of Justice (1967) ... Cal Mason
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Mickey
- Ordeal by Terror (1967) ... Mickey
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Sleepy (uncredited)
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Osiris
- The Unkindest Tut of All (1967) ... Osiris (uncredited)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Hal
- The Spores (1967) ... Hal
 1966-1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Deputy Virgil Bramley / Pete Fowler
- The Agreement (1967) ... Deputy Virgil Bramley
- The Gunfighter (1966) ... Pete Fowler
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Harry Jeffers
- A Man Without Land (1967) ... Harry Jeffers
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Milton the Mole
- Whatever Lola Wants (1967) ... Milton the Mole
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
Stennis
- Night of the Wolf (1966) ... Stennis
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Egan
- The Night of the Freebooters (1966) ... Egan
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(January 10 to March 6, 1988) He acted in Sam Shepard's play, "A Lie of the Mind," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Holly Hunter, Louise Latham and Cyril O'Reilly in the cast. Robert Woodruff was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jim Gammon

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Has performed at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois See more »

Trademark:

Plays gruff, grizzled men

Star Sign:

Taurus

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