Don Yesso


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Born in Louisiana, Yesso attended at Louisiana State University and worked as a high school football coach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when he met director Hugh Wilson in a Los Angeles airport. The two struck up a friendship and Wilson offered him a part in the upcoming TV series "Frank's Place; from there began his career in the world of ... See full bio »

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Bad Country Mike Bannock
(2014)
Hocus Pocus Bus Driver
(1993)
Fantastic Four General
(2015)
(1999)

Filmography

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  Tres Leches (post-production)
Cousin Sidney
 2017-2021 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Officer Randall Orson / Cop
- May 27, 2020 (2021) ... Officer Randall Orson (uncredited)
- From on the Pulse of Morning (2018) ... Officer Randall Orson
- Of Their Sojourn Here (2018) ... Officer Randall Orson
- A Rock, a River, a Tree (2018) ... Officer Randall Orson
- Yet Do I Marvel (2017) ... Cop
 2019 The Demonologist
Captain Meechum
 2017 Hate Crime
News reporter
 2017 Jeepers Creepers III
SWAT Team Leader
 2016/I Like Son
Father
 2016 Hap and Leonard (TV Series)
Recruitment Officer
- The Dive (2016) ... Recruitment Officer
 2015 American Ultra
Air Force Commander
 2015 Zoo (TV Series)
Deputy Kraft
- The Cheese Stands Alone (2015) ... Deputy Kraft (uncredited)
- This Is What It Sounds Like (2015) ... Deputy Kraft
- Blame It on Leo (2015) ... Deputy Kraft
- Pack Mentality (2015) ... Deputy Kraft
 2015 The Astronaut Wives Club (TV Series)
Bartender
- Abort (2015) ... Bartender
 2015 Fantastic Four
General
 2015/II Focus
Card Player / Football Coach
 2014 Wild Card (TV Series)
Tommy No Thumbs
- The Pilot (2014) ... Tommy No Thumbs
 2014 22 Jump Street
MCS Coach (uncredited)
 2014 Bad Country
Mike Bannock
 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Commander Speece
- Haunted Houses (2014) ... Commander Speece
- The Secret Fate of All Life (2014) ... Commander Speece
- The Long Bright Dark (2014) ... Commander Speece
 2012 Bullet to the Head
St. Charles Bartender
 2012 Stash House
Benz
 2012 Bending the Rules
Cop #1
 2012/I Transit
Sgt. Gazzo
 2011/I Inside Out
Taxman #2
 2010 Treme (TV Series)
 2007 K-Ville (TV Series)
William Herck
- Bedfellows (2007) ... William Herck
 2007 The Staircase Murders (TV Movie)
Alan Crane
 2005 Pizza My Heart (TV Movie)
White Collar Neighbor
 2004/I Ray
State Policeman (uncredited)
 2004 Mickey
Cardinal's Coach
 2002 The Badge
Cash Haden
 2002 Sonny
Waiter
 2002 Big Fat Liar
Rocco Malone
 2001 Swordfish
Airport Security (uncredited)
 2000 The Contender (TV Movie)
Joe joe masakati
 1999 Blast from the Past
Jerry
 1999 My Little Assassin (TV Movie)
CIA Agent at Cemetery
 1999 Dudley Do-Right
Kenneth
 1998 Damon (TV Series)
Bank Robber
- My Brother's So-Called Life (1998) ... Bank Robber
 1997 JAG (TV Series)
Harley
- Against All Enemies (1997) ... Harley
 1997 Temporarily Yours (TV Series)
Kenny
- In the Same Boat (1997) ... Kenny
 1997 City of Industry
Bartender
 1994-1997 Ellen (TV Series)
The Robber / Fight Fan #2
- Hello, Dalai (1997) ... The Robber
- The Boyfriend Stealer (1994) ... Fight Fan #2
 1996 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Sully
- Stodermayer (1996) ... Sully
 1996 Dark Angel (TV Movie)
Al
 1996 Heaven's Prisoners
Jungle Room Bartender
 1995 Fair Game
Beanpole
 1995 Out-of-Sync
Shorty
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leo Kositchek
- The Murder Channel (1994) ... Leo Kositchek
 1994 The Hard Truth
Luis Gisors
 1994 Guarding Tess
Ralph Buoncristiani
 1993 The Last Job (Short)
Vinnie
 1993 Empty Cradle (TV Movie)
Frank Donahue
 1993 Hocus Pocus
Bus Driver
 1993 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Tony Becker
- Episode #1.7025 (1993) ... Tony Becker
- Episode #1.7024 (1993) ... Tony Becker
- Episode #1.7023 (1993) ... Tony Becker
- Episode #1.6966 (1993) ... Tony Becker
- Episode #1.6965 (1993) ... Tony Becker
 1992/I Hero
Elliott
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Sly
- The Fugitive Priest Mystery (1991) ... Sly
 1989-1990 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Julian
- Party, Sweet 16: See Appendix (1990) ... Julian
- Power Struggle (1990) ... Julian
- Pop, the Question (1989) ... Julian
- Dad Patrol (1989) ... Julian
- Duel (1989) ... Julian
 1987-1988 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Shorty
- The King of Wall Street (1988) ... Shorty
- The Recruiting Game (1988) ... Shorty (credit only)
- Cultural Exchange (1988) ... Shorty
- Frank's Place - The Movie (1988) ... Shorty (credit only)
- Shorty's Belle (1988) ... Shorty
 1977 The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (TV Movie)
Bodyguard (uncredited)
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I tell everybody all the time that only four actors have played Stanley Kowalski on Broadway: Marlon Brando, Jack Palance, Alec Baldwin and Don Yesso. It's a very short list, and I'm on it. See more »

Trivia:

Was a high school football coach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when he met director Hugh Wilson in a Los Angeles airport. The two struck up a friendship and Wilson offered him a part in the upcoming TV series "Frank's Place." Yesso admitted that he couldn't act and Wilson said, "Don't worry...it's easy." See more »

Trademark:

Thick New Orleans "Yat" accent

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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