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Rance Howard


Rance Howard was born on November 17, 1928 in Oklahoma, USA as Harold Rance Beckenholdt. He is an actor and writer, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Nebraska (2013) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). He has been married to Judy Howard since June 29, 2001. He was previously married to Jean Speegle Howard. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind White-Haired Patient
(2001)
Nebraska
Nebraska Uncle Ray
(2013)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Elderly Timekeeper
(2000)
Chinatown
Chinatown Irate Farmer
(1974)

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 2017 Blood Runs Red (announced) (rumored)
 2016 Chasing the Star (post-production)
Devil as an Old Man
 2015 Broken Memories
Jasper
 2015 Junction
The Clerk
 2013 Gone Dark
Charles
 2013 The Lone Ranger
Engineer
 2013 Max Rose
Walter Prewitt
 2013 Huff
Scotty
 2013 Chez Upshaw
Harry
 2012 Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home
Andrew Jackson Bennett
 2011/I Let Go
Dimples
 2011 Rosewood Lane
Fred Crumb
 2011 InSight
Cemetery Presider
 2011 Night Club
Chuck
 2011 The Dilemma
Burt
 2010 The Trial
Judge Danielson
 2010 Jonah Hex
Telegrapher
 2010 Yohan - Barnevandrer
Old Knut
 2010 Bloodworth
Ira
 2009 Boppin' at the Glue Factory
Walker Bill
 2009/I Within
Deli Owner
 2009 Angels & Demons
Cardinal Beck
 2009 Play the Game
Mervin Lavine
 2008 Audie & the Wolf
Dr. Maleosis
 2008/I Keith
Old Man (uncredited)
 2008 Grizzly Park
Ranger Howard
 2007 Ghost Town: The Movie
Sheriff Tom Parker
 2007 Be My Baby
Zippy the Messenger
 2007 Georgia Rule
Dog Bite Man
 2006 Sasquatch Mountain
Harris Zeff
 2006 Aimee Semple McPherson
James Kennedy
 2005 Miracle at Sage Creek
Doctor Babcock
 2005 Killing Cupid
Zeke
 2005 Cinderella Man
Announcer Al Fazin
 2004 Eulogy
Lance Sommers
 2004 The Alamo
Governor Smith
 2004 Death and Texas
Circuit Court Judge
 2003/I The Missing
Telegraph Operator
 2003 Ghost Rock
Cash
 2003 The Long Ride Home
Old man
 2002 Leaving the Land
Uncle Solomon
 2002 Legend of the Phantom Rider
Doc Fisher
 2002 Eye See You
Geezer
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
White-Haired Patient
 2001 Rat Race
Feed the Earth Spokesman
 2001 A Crack in the Floor
Floyd Fryed
 2001 Joe Dirt
Bomb Squad Cop
 2000 Big Wind on Campus
Grandpa Morton
 2000 Ping!
Old Man
 2000 Love & Sex
Earl
 1999 Shadows of the Past
Arliss
 1999 Malevolence
Dr. Burns
 1999 Happy, Texas
Ely the Tractor Driver
 1998 Evasive Action
Train Engineer (uncredited)
 1998 Psycho
Mr. Lowery
 1998 Land of the Free
Hotel Manager
 1998 The Night Caller
Hank
 1998 The Sender
Max
 1998 Chairman of the Board
Rev. Hatley
 1997 Sparkle and Charm
Mr. Houghton
 1997 The Lay of the Land
Dr. Brown
 1997 Money Talks
Reverend
 1997 Traveller
Farmer
 1996 Tiger Heart
Mr. Johnson
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Ralph Hargrove
 1996 Independence Day
Chaplain
 1996 Where Truth Lies
Judge Bloom
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Mr. Robbins
 1995 Apollo 13
Reverend
 1994 Little Giants
Priest
 1994 Ed Wood
Old Man McCoy
 1994 Terminal Velocity
Chuck, Stunt Pilot
 1994 The Paper
Alicia's Doctor
 1994 Forced to Kill
Rance
 1993 Snapdragon
Priest
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother
Rev. Praxton
 1993 Fearless
Bald Cabby
 1993 Ticks
Sheriff Parker
 1992 Wishman
Det. Sturgis
 1992 I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore
Elderly Man
 1991 9 1/2 Ninjas!
Ninja Negotiator
 1989 Limit Up
Chuck Feeney
 1989 Parenthood
Dean at College
 1989 Listen to Me
Tucker's Father
 1989 The 'Burbs
Detective #2
 1989 Trust Me
Vern
 1988 B.O.R.N.
Robert Morrison
 1988 Dark Before Dawn
Logan
 1987 Innerspace
Supermarket Customer
 1986 Gung Ho
Mayor Conrad Zwart
 1985 Creator
Mr. Spencer
 1984 The Lonely Guy
Minister
 1983 Forever and Beyond
Technician
 1983/II Love Letters
Joseph Chesley
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Coach
 1979 Mr. No Legs
Lou's Sidekick
 1977 Another Man, Another Chance
Wagonmaster
 1977 Grand Theft Auto
Ned Slinker
 1977 The Legend of Frank Woods
Howard Blacker
 1976 Eat My Dust
Clark
 1974 Chinatown
Irate Farmer
 1974 Where the Lilies Bloom
Roy Luther
 1973 Salty
 1972 Bloody Trail
Jake
 1970 The Wild Country
Cleve (uncredited)
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1967 Gentle Giant
Tater Coughlin
 1966 An Eye for an Eye
Harry
 1965 The Desert Raven
Reggie
 1965 Village of the Giants
Deputy
 1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Camp Counselor (uncredited)
 1962 The Music Man
Oscar Jackson (uncredited)
 1956 Frontier Woman
Prewitt
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