R. Lee Ermey (1944–2018)

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A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did two tours in Okinawa, Japan. After injuries forced ... See full bio »

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Known For

Full Metal Jacket Gny. Sgt. Hartman
Se7en Police Captain
Mississippi Burning Mayor Tilman


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 2018 Double Switch: 25th Anniversary Edition (Video Game)
The Handyman
 2016 Disney Magic Kingdoms (Video Game)
Sarge (voice)
 1995-2015 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Colonel Leslie Hapablap
- Waiting for Duffman (2015) ... Colonel Leslie Hapablap (voice)
- Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995) ... Colonel Leslie Hapablap (voice)
 2012-2015 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series)
General Tsin
- See No Weevil (2015) ... General Tsin (voice)
- Qilin Time (2013) ... General Tsin (voice)
- The Most Dangerous Po (2012) ... General Tsin (voice)
 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts (Video Game)
Multiplayer Announcer - Drill Instructor DLC (voice)
 2013 Someone Picked the Wrong Girl (Video short)
Glock Man
 2012/I The Watch
 2001-2011 Family Guy (TV Series)
Warden / Coach
- Grumpy Old Man (2011) ... Warden (voice)
- Mr. Saturday Knight (2001) ... Coach (voice)
 2009-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
- Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth! (2011) ... Wildcat (voice)
- The Golden Age of Justice! (2010) ... Wildcat (voice)
- Menace of the Conqueror Caveman! (2009) ... Wildcat (voice)
- Enter the Outsiders! (2009) ... Wildcat (voice)
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Walter Burlock
- Trophy (2010) ... Walter Burlock
 2010 An Okay Place to Eat (Short)
Sergeant Cereal (voice)
 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame (Video Game)
Wildcat (voice)
 2010 Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Video Game)
Sarge (voice)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Sarge (voice)
 2010 Black Friday: The Toy Story You Never Saw (Video short)
Sargent (voice)
 2009 Toy Story Mania! (Video Game)
Sarge (voice)
 2008 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Bob Henson
- Agro (2008) ... Bob Henson
 2005-2008 House (TV Series)
John House
- Birthmarks (2008) ... John House (uncredited)
- Daddy's Boy (2005) ... John House
 2008 Toy Story Midway Mania! (Short)
Sarge (voice)
 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
- The Inmates of Summer/To Save a Squirrel (2007) ... Warden (voice)
 2007/III Solstice
 2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Uncle Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
 2006 The Reef
Jack (voice)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
Sergeant (voice)
 2005/I Man of the House
Captain Nichols
 2004 Father of the Pride (TV Series short)
- One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend (2004) ... Bunny (voice)
 2004 My Life as a Teenage Robot (TV Series)
- Last Action Zero/Mind Over Matter (2004) ... Sarge (voice)
 2004 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
Sergeant / Drill Sergeant
- Bully Boogie/Here Thar Be Dwarves (2004) ... Sergeant / Drill Sergeant (voice)
 2004 Y.M.I.
 2003 Kim Possible (TV Series)
General Sims / Additional Voices
- Rufus vs. Commodore Puddles (2003) ... General Sims (voice)
- Day of the Snowmen (2003) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Sheriff Hoyt
 2003 Fillmore! (TV Series)
Colonel Thrift
- South of Friendship, North of Honor (2003) ... Colonel Thrift (voice)
 2003 Rocket Power (TV Series short)
- Cinco de Twisto/Saving Lt. Ryan (2003) ... Madison (voice)
 2003 Willard
Mr. Martin
 2002 Birdseye
Sheriff Gathers
 2002 Invader ZIM (TV Series)
Sergeant Hobo 678
- HOBO 13/Walk for Your Lives (2002) ... Sergeant Hobo 678 (voice)
 2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Jockey Master (uncredited)
 2002 Scrubs (TV Series)
Janitor's Father
- My Old Man (2002) ... Janitor's Father
 2002 The Salton Sea
Verne Plummer
 2002 Run Ronnie Run
Lead Kidnapper
 2001 This Week in History (TV Series)
- Red Flag (2001)
 2001 Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (Video Game)
Wa-Wa - The Water Elemental (voice, as R. Lee Ermy)
 2001 On the Borderline
Capt. Elias
 2001 Taking Sides
General Wallace
 2001 Scenes of the Crime
Mr. Parker
 2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
President Richard Benson
 2001 Real War (Video Game)
Pre-mission Briefings Narrator (voice)
 2001 Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (Video Game)
General Simon Barnaky (voice)
 2001 The District (TV Series)
Jim Bodsworth
- New World (2001) ... Jim Bodsworth
 1999-2001 Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (TV Series)
General Thorton
- Rumble in the Jungle (2001) ... General Thorton (voice)
- Double Time: Part 1 (2001) ... General Thorton (voice)
- The Lower Depths (2001) ... General Thorton (voice)
- Nephew of Neugog (2001) ... General Thorton (voice)
- Sickout (2001) ... General Thorton (voice)
 2001 Recess: School's Out
Colonel O'Malley (voice, as Lee Ermey)
 2001 Saving Silverman
 2000 Disney Learning 1st Grade: Buzz Lightyear (Video Game)
Sarge (voice, as Lee Ermey)
 2000 Jericho
 1999-2000 Action (TV Series)
Titus Scroad
- Dead Man Floating (2000) ... Titus Scroad
- Love Sucks (2000) ... Titus Scroad
- Dragon's Blood (2000) ... Titus Scroad
- Lights, Camera, Action! (1999) ... Titus Scroad
 1999-2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (TV Series)
Sky Marshall Sanchez
- Requiem (2000) ... Sky Marshall Sanchez (voice)
- Checkmate (2000) ... Sky Marshall Sanchez
- Marooned (2000) ... Sky Marshall Sanchez (voice)
- Freefall (1999) ... Sky Marshall Sanchez
 2000 Skipped Parts
Caspar Callahan
 2000 The Chaos Factor
Col. Ben Wilder
 1999/I Toy Story 2 (Video Game)
Sergeant (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Sarge (voice)
 1999 The Apartment Complex (TV Movie)
Frank Stanton
 1999 Avalanche
 1999/I Life
Older Sheriff Pike
 1997-1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Lieutenant Fry
- Best Boys (1999) ... Lieutenant Fry
- The Club (1999) ... Lieutenant Fry
- If: Part 2 (1998) ... Lieutenant Fry
- If: Part 1 (1998) ... Lieutenant Fry
- An American Dream (1997) ... Lieutenant Fry
 1999 You Know My Name (TV Movie)
Marshal Nix
 1998 Maximum Bob (TV Series)
Col. Theodore Baker
- Wandalust (1998) ... Col. Theodore Baker
 1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (TV Series)
Sergeant Yorkie
- Dogfaces (1998) ... Sergeant Yorkie (uncredited)
 1998 Gunshy
 1998 The Sender
Colonel Rosewater
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Mini Series)
Secretary of State John Hay
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Secretary of State John Hay
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Secretary of State John Hay
 1997 Starship Troopers
Voice heard on speaker when troopers were receiving gear for battle (voice, uncredited)
 1997 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Sergeant Goonther
- H-2 Whoa/Fancy Prance (1997) ... Sergeant Goonther (voice, as Lee Emery)
 1997 Switchback
Sheriff Buck Olmstead
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Leo C. Greene
- The Promise (1997) ... Leo C. Greene
- The Collapse (1997) ... Leo C. Greene
 1996-1997 Toy Story Treats (TV Series short)
- Other Green Army Man Chants (1997) ... Sarge (voice)
- Army Men March (1996) ... Sarge (voice)
 1997 Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Movie)
Billy Paxton
 1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
Sen. Pullman T. Fowler
 1997 JAG (TV Series)
Sgt Major Sauer
- Force Recon (1997) ... Sgt Major Sauer (uncredited)
 1997 Prefontaine
Bill Bowerman
 1996 The Frighteners
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Tony Van Camp
- Till Death Do Us Part (1996) ... Tony Van Camp
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Clyde Percy
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Reverend Patrick Findley
- Revelations (1995) ... Reverend Patrick Findley
 1995 Toy Story (Video Game)
Army Sarge (voice)
 1995 Toy Story
Sergeant (voice)
 1995 Under the Hula Moon
Lt. Col. J. P. McIntire
 1995 Space: Above and Beyond (TV Series)
Sergeant Major Bougus
- Pilot (1995) ... Sergeant Major Bougus (uncredited)
 1995 Leaving Las Vegas
 1995 Se7en
Police Captain
 1995 Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back
Preacher Brian (uncredited)
 1995 Savate (Video)
Benedict (uncredited)
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
- Bloodlines (1995) ... Luke
 1995 Murder in the First
Judge Clawson
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Staired in Horror (1994) ... Sheriff
 1994 Love Is a Gun
Frank Deacon
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Mess Hall Guard (uncredited)
 1994 Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (TV Movie)
Mr. Byrd (uncredited)
 1994 On Deadly Ground
 1994 Chain of Command
Benjamin Brewster
 1994 French Silk (TV Movie)
Chief Crowder
 1993 Double Switch (Video Game)
The Handyman (as R. Lee Emrey)
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV Series)
Brisco County Sr.
- Senior Spirit (1993) ... Brisco County Sr.
- Pilot (1993) ... Brisco County Sr.
 1993 Body Snatchers
Gen. Platt
 1993 Raven (TV Series)
- Wipe-Out (1993) ... Martin
 1993 Sommersby
Dick Mead (as Ronald Lee Ermey)
 1993 Hexed
Det. Ferguson
 1992 Street Justice (TV Series)
Special Agent Landau
- Innocent Blood (1992) ... Special Agent Landau
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
General Randall Bell
- Das Boat House (1992) ... General Randall Bell
 1992 Human Target (TV Series)
General Ferris
- Second Chance (1992) ... General Ferris
 1991 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Agent Pete Dunbar
- The Meirhofer Case (1991) ... Agent Pete Dunbar
 1991 True Identity
Houston's Boss (uncredited)
 1991 Toy Soldiers
General Kramer
 1991 The Terror Within II
Von Demming
 1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Movie)
Glen Fairling
 1990 Kid
 1990 I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie)
Lt. Raleigh Ackman
 1990 The Take (TV Movie)
Tony Weller
 1990 The Rift
Capt. Phillips
 1990 Deathstone
Col. Joe Haines
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Colonel Buster Darling
- Who's Happy Now? (1989) ... Colonel Buster Darling
 1989 Fletch Lives
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Mayor Tilman
 1988 The Siege of Firebase Gloria
Bill Hafner
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Ernest Haskell
- The Rising Sun of Death (1987) ... Det. Sgt. Ernest Haskell
 1987 Full Metal Jacket
Gny. Sgt. Hartman (as Lee Ermey)
 1984 Purple Hearts
Gunny (as Lee Ermey)
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1978 The Boys in Company C
Sgt. Loyce (as Lee Ermey)
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Alternate Names:

Lee Emery | R. Lee Emrey | Lee Ermey | Ronald Lee Ermey | R. Lee Ermy


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In 1987, he was involved in a jeep accident during the making of Full Metal Jacket (1987). At 1:00 am one morning, he skidded off the road, breaking all the ribs on his left side. He refused to pass out and kept flashing his car lights until a motorist stopped. In some scenes in the movie, he does not move his left arm at all. See more »


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