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Sonny Landham

An actor with a powerful physique, booming voice and who has played several "Native American" characters, Sonny Landham first broke into mainstream film with a bit part as a police officer in Walter Hill's gang film The Warriors (1979), then other minor roles in Southern Comfort (1981) & Poltergeist (1982), before Walter Hill cast him in his first... See full bio »

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 2009 Mental Scars (Video)
Chief Bear
 2007 Disintegration
Boone Cagle
 1996 Billy Lone Bear
Billy Lone Bear
 1996 Carnival of Wolves
One-Eyed Jack
 1996 2090
 1995 Fatal Choice
 1995 Guns and Lipstick
 1994 Night Realm
 1994 Savage Land
 1994 Taxi Dancers
Diamond Jim
 1993 Extralarge: Condor Mission (TV Movie)
 1993 Madame
 1993 Best of the Best II
 1992 Three Days to a Kill
 1992 Maximum Force
 1989 Lock Up
 1988 Action Jackson
Mr. Quick
 1987 Predator
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Viking Bikers from Hell (1987) ... Toad
 1986 Firewalker
El Coyote
 1986 Northstar (TV Movie)
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- War on Wheels (1986) ... Jake
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Sheriff Billy Blackstone
- You Don't Hear the One That Gets You (1985) ... Sheriff Billy Blackstone
 1984-1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Willy Nighthawk
- Just in Time (1985) ... Willy Nighthawk
- Go/No Go (1984) ... Willy Nighthawk
 1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (TV Movie)
Sam Sixkiller
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
- The Island (1984) ... Ryker
 1984 Fleshburn
Calvin Duggai
 1982 Poltergeist
Pool Worker #2
 1981 Southern Comfort
 1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Football Player
- Beauties and the Beasts (1981) ... Football Player
 1980 Gloria
Riverside Drive Man #8
 1978 MisBehavin'
 1978 The Ganja Express
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1977 Sylvia
Junkie #1
 1977 Big Thumbs
 1977 The Trouble with Young Stuff
Lane the Milkman
 1976 Blood Bath
 1976 The Honey Cup
 1976 Slippery When Wet
Dougie Knowles
 1976 Virgin Snow
Ben (as Bill Ashley)
 1975 Big Abner
Big Abner
 1975 The Passions of Carol
Curt Reynolds
 1975 The Big Con
Tex (as Sonny Landam)
 1975 The Defiance of Good
Dr. Gabriels Patient
 1974 The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann
Political Candidate
 1974 Cheese
 1974 The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego
Huntington Van Huff
 1974 The Love Bus
Amos Johnson
 1974 Happy Days
French Cook
 1974 Come Fly with Us
Joe (as Tex Miller)
 1974 Special Order
Teamster #1 (uncredited)
 1971 B.S. I Love You (uncredited)
 1969 The Lost Man (uncredited)
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Bill Ashley | Doug Jackson | Sonny Landam | Tex Miller


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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[on his appearance in porn films] If I was going to do it now - knowing that I'm going to have four children, knowing that I was going to run for office - no, I wouldn't make that choice. But at the time I made the choice of getting a paycheck, staying alive for your big break.


He tried to sue some local TV stations who showed clips of his movies during news broadcasts without paying him. The lawsuits were settled. See more »


Muscular physique and booming voice

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