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Elston Ridgle

Elston Ridgle was born on August 24, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Hot Shots! (1991), Independence Day (1996) and The Astronaut's Wife (1999). See full bio »

'A Kid Like Jake' Stars Step Out of Normal Roles to Celebrate Identity

Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons, and Claire Danes visit the IMDb Studio at Sundance and talk to Kevin Smith about why they wanted to step out of their accustomed roles to work on director Silas Howard's family drama about a young couple who learns to accept their son's identity.

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Hot Shots!
Hot Shots! Boxer #1
Independence Day
The Astronaut's Wife
The Astronaut's Wife Security Guard
Fists of Iron
Fists of Iron Beefy Friend


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 1999 The Astronaut's Wife
Security Guard
 1998 Legion (TV Movie)
 1997 Fathers' Day
Security Guard
 1997 Coach (TV Series)
- The Stench of Death (1997) ... Tom
 1997 Martin (TV Series)
Big Bouncer
- Ain't That About a Ditch (1997) ... Big Bouncer
 1996 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Security Guard #1
- Evolution (1996) ... Security Guard #1
 1996 Independence Day
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series)
- Scammed (1996) ... Bouncer
 1995 Fists of Iron
Beefy Friend
 1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
- Venus, We Hardly Knew Ya (1992) ... Arsenio
 1991 Hot Shots!
Boxer #1

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6' 6" (1.98 m)

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