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Ed Lauter (1938–2013)


Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy (1972). He portrayed an eclectic array of characters over the years, including (but ... See full bio »

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The Artist
The Artist Peppy's Butler
(2011)
The Number 23
The Number 23 Father Sebastian
(2007)
Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas Mobster #3
(1995)

Filmography

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 2012-2013 Shameless (TV Series)
Dick Healey
- Parenthood (2012) ... Dick Healey
 2013 The Office (TV Series)
Sam Stone, Sr.
- Suit Warehouse (2013) ... Sam Stone, Sr.
 2011 Carnal Innocence (TV Movie)
Austin Hatinger
 2008 Chocolate News (TV Series)
Jack Cagney
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Jack Cagney
 2005 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Jerry Rasmussen
- Old Man Quiver (2005) ... Jerry Rasmussen
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
General Hughes
- Whole New Ball Game (2004) ... General Hughes
 2003 Kingpin (TV Mini-Series)
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Barclay Tobin
- Cats in the Cradle... (2002) ... Barclay Tobin
 2001 Charmed (TV Series)
Sutter
- The Good, the Bad and the Cursed (2001) ... Sutter
 2000 Python (TV Movie)
Pilot
 2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Defense Counsel
- Entitled (2000) ... Defense Counsel
 1999 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Hank Conley
- Vendetta (1999) ... Hank Conley
 1998 Dollar for the Dead (TV Movie)
Jacob Colby
 1998 Millennium (TV Series)
Warden Kellard
- In Arcadia Ego (1998) ... Warden Kellard
 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Silas Bedoe
- Last of a Breed: Part 2 (1997) ... Silas Bedoe
- Last of a Breed: Part 1 (1997) ... Silas Bedoe
 1997 Under Wraps (TV Movie)
Kubat
 1997 Married to a Stranger (TV Movie)
Harry, Megan's Father
 1997 Childhood Sweetheart? (TV Movie)
Sheriff Bowman
 1996 Raven Hawk (TV Movie)
Sheriff Daggert
 1996 Rattled (TV Movie)
Murray Hendershot
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Paladin
- Circle of Light (1996) ... Paladin
 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie)
General Stevenson
 1994 Highlander (TV Series)
Avery Hoskins
- Bless the Child (1994) ... Avery Hoskins
 1994 Birdland (TV Series)
Capt. John Swede
- Plan B (1994) ... Capt. John Swede
 1994 Secret Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Arnold Carter
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Marcus Aurelius Belt
- Space (1993) ... Lt. Col. Marcus Aurelius Belt
 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie)
Chief Bell
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Gruszynski
- And the Rockets' Dead Glare (1993) ... Gruszynski
 1993 Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (TV Movie)
Glen Emory
 1992 Renegade (TV Series)
Jack Barnell
- Partners (1992) ... Jack Barnell
 1992 Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Driscoll
 1990 Kojak: Flowers for Matty (TV Movie)
Police Armorer
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Malcolm
- Malcolm (1990) ... Malcolm
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Rex Burnham
- The Confidence Mystery (1990) ... Rex Burnham
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
Kendall
- High Rise (1989) ... Kendall
 1988 Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Movie)
 1987-1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Robert Nichols / Walter Rowan
- A Place to Stay (1987) ... Walter Rowan
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sheriff Orville Yates
- The Cemetery Vote (1987) ... Sheriff Orville Yates
 1987 Ohara (TV Series)
Vanders
- Will (1987) ... Vanders
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Coach Gruniger
- The Thanksgiving Promise (1986) ... Coach Gruniger
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Capt. Cahill
- Shadow in the Dark (1986) ... Capt. Cahill
 1986 Firefighter (TV Movie)
B.C. Thompson
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
Dr. Lt.Col. Paul S. Hill
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jerry Tyler
- Double Image (1986) ... Jerry Tyler
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Ray Wilfong
- End of the Line (1985) ... Ray Wilfong
 1984 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1984 The Cartier Affair (TV Movie)
Lyndon Dean
 1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV Movie)
Mr. Grier
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
Michael Hagedorn
- Murder, Take One (1984) ... Michael Hagedorn
 1983-1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
Major Douglas Kyle / Sheriff Hank Thompson
- Deadly Maneuvers (1984) ... Major Douglas Kyle
- Black Day at Bad Rock (1983) ... Sheriff Hank Thompson
 1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Cal Everett
- Land of the Free (1984) ... Cal Everett
 1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Buddy Evans
- Dead Wrong: The John Evans Story (1984) ... Buddy Evans
 1984 The Seduction of Gina (TV Movie)
Carl
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
Col. Hunt
- Manimal (1983) ... Col. Hunt
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Rick Vetromile
- Rolling Thunder: Part 2 (1983) ... Rick Vetromile
- Rolling Thunder: Part 1 (1983) ... Rick Vetromile
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Stan Morgen
- Working (1983) ... Stan Morgen
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Col. Lawrence Grayson
- What's in a Gnome? (1983) ... Col. Lawrence Grayson
 1982 Rooster (TV Movie)
Jack Claggert
 1982 In the Custody of Strangers (TV Movie)
Judge Halloran
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Clay Baylor
- Sweet Revenge (1981) ... Clay Baylor
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Frank Morris
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Jim Jones, Sr.
 1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Jonas Halloran
- The Golden Noose (1980) ... Jonas Halloran
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
Raleigh Porter
 1979 Love's Savage Fury (TV Movie)
Sergeant Weed
 1979 The Jericho Mile (TV Movie)
Jerry Beloit
 1978 The Clone Master (TV Movie)
Bender
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Martin Stillman
- Brothers (1978) ... Martin Stillman
- The Judge (1978) ... Martin Stillman
- Deek (1978) ... Martin Stillman
- Robber's Roost (1978) ... Martin Stillman
- Cattle Drive (1978) ... Martin Stillman
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Joseph Bloomberg
- The Dog and Pony Show (1977) ... Joseph Bloomberg
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lt. Howard Fine
- The Blue Angels (1977) ... Lt. Howard Fine
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
- Evan's Vendetta (1977)
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Ralph Coleman / Joseph Kinsella
- Odyssey of Death: Part 2 (1976) ... Ralph Coleman / Joseph Kinsella
- Odyssey of Death: Part 1 (1976) ... Ralph Coleman / Joseph Kinsella
 1975 Last Hours Before Morning (TV Movie)
Bud Delaney
 1975 Requiem for a Nun (TV Movie)
Tubbs
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Ed Borgue
- Woman in the Harbor (1975) ... Ed Borgue
 1975 A Shadow in the Streets (TV Movie)
Siggy Taylor
 1975 Satan's Triangle (TV Movie)
Strickland
 1975 Kate McShane (TV Series)
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
Crees
 1974 The New Land (TV Series)
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Floyd
- Mojo (1974) ... Floyd
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Hyder Rudge
- The Car (1974) ... Hyder Rudge
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Mr. Barlow
 1973 Class of '63 (TV Movie)
Dave McKay
 1972-1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Ford / Doctor Joseph Ford
- A Trout in the Milk (1973) ... Dr. Joseph Ford
- The Thirty-Year Pin (1972) ... Doctor Joseph Ford
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Newton
- The Countdown (1972) ... Newton
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Deputy
- A Flight of Hawks (1972) ... Deputy
 1971-1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
Uniformed Officer / Detective
- Let the Memories Be Happy Ones (1972) ... Uniformed Officer
- The Old Team Spirit (1971) ... Detective
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Sergeant
- The Man Outside (1971) ... Sergeant
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Other Works:

Played Murphy in a Broadway stage revival of "The Front Page" at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre which ran from November 23, 1986 to January 11, 1987. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Lauter

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2012, on Wagons East) John Candy, that was his last movie. We had a lot of fun with John on that. I remember we talked about being altar boys, and we would trade our Latin prayers with each other. I had a break in the filming, and we were down in Mexico, so I wanted to go back to L.A. for about four days. I hear this voice up in the mountains yelling down at me on the prairie, and it's John. ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied drama at the Herbert Berghof School. See more »

Trademark:

Often played menacing, sinister villains See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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