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ED LAUTER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Ed Lauter was born on October 30th, 1940 in Long Island, New York with the birth name Edward Matthew Lauter II.  He was raised in Long Beach, New York and upon earning his high school diploma he went on to earn a college degree in English literature in 1961.
 
In the 60's he studied drama at the Herbert Berghof School and then he took a break from pursuing a career in the industry to join the united States Army for two years.  Upon completing his military service, Lauter then began to focus on acting.

He first started doing stand up comedy and made his Broadway debut as a stage actor in 1970 in a production of, "The Great White Hope".  Then he began to break into the film industry.  His film career has lasted four decades.  His screen debut was in 1971 on the film, "Dirty Little Billy" and he became most well known for his role as Captain Wilhelm Knauer in, "The Longest Yard" (1974).
 
Other film roles he has added to his resume over the course of his career are roles in, "The Last American Hero" (1973), "Executive Action" (1973) starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer, "The Midnight Man" (1974) starring Burt Lancaster, "The Longest Yard" (1974) starring Burt Reynolds, "Breakheart Pass" (1975) starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Ben Johnson and Richard Crenna, "King Kong" (1976), "Magic" (1978), "Death Hunt" (1981) starring Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Carl Weathers and Angie Dickinson, "Cuio" (1983), "Real Genius" (1985), "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (1985), "Death Wish 3" (1985), "Youngblood" (1986) starring Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb and Keanu Reeves, "Raw Deal" (1986) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise" (1987), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) starring Tom Cruise, "The Rocketeer" (1991), "School Ties" (1992), "True Romance" (1993), "Under Wraps" (1997), "Not Another Teen Movie" (2001), "Purple Heart" (2005), "Camille" (2007), "A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper" (2007) and most recently he has starred in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture silent film, "The Artist" (2011) and the feature films, "Blind Pass" (2012) and "Trouble with the Curve" (2012).
 
Along with his many film roles he has also made time to appear on a variety of television series such as, "The X-Files", "Kojak", "Booker", "Charmed", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "ER" and most recently in 2012, "Shameless".
 
He has married twice, first to a lady by the name of Marnie in 1985 and they had two children before their marriage came to an end.  He then wed his second and present wife, Mia in 2006 and has two more children with her. 

 
Filmography

2012   Trouble with the Curve

2012   Blind Pass 

2012   Shameless

2011   Carnal Innocence 

2009-2010  Psych 

2010   The Frankenstein Syndrome 

2010   Taken by Force 

2009   Godspeed 

2009   Expecting a Miracle

2008   Grey's Anatomy 

2008   Chocolate News

2008   Cold Case

2008   Operation Shock and Awe... some 

2008   Something's Wrong in Kansas

2008   Camille

2008   The American Standards

2007   A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper

2007   The Number 23

2006   Seraphim Falls

2006   Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

2006   Love Hollywood Style

2006   The Lost

2006   Solace

2005   Into the Fire

2005   Brothers in Arms 

2005   The Longest Yard

2005   NYPD Blue

2005   Purple Heart

2005   Venice Underground

2004   JAG

2004   Art Heist

2004   Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation

2004   Grandpa's Place 

2003   The Librarians

2003   Nobody Knows Anything!

2003   Seabiscuit

2003   Gentleman B.

2003   Kingpin

2002   Go for Broke 

2002   CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

1998-2002  ER 

2001   Not Another Teen Movie

2001   Farewell, My Love

2001   Knight Club

2001   Charmed

2000   Thirteen Days

2000   Python

2000   Civility

2000   Blast 

2000   Law & Order 

1999   Out in Fifty 

1999   The Magnificent Seven 

1999   Night of Terror 

1998   Dollar for the Dead 

1998   A Bright Shining Lie 

1998   Millennium

1997   Walker, Texas Ranger

1997   Allie & Me

1997   Under Wraps 

1997   Married to a Stranger

1997   Top of the World

1997   Childhood Sweetheart?

1996   The Sweeper

1996   For Which He Stands

1996   Raven Hawk 

1996   Rattled

1996   Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

1996   Mercenary 

1996   Mulholland Falls 

1996   Coyote Summer 

1995   Breach of Trust 

1995   Leaving Las Vegas

1995   Digital Man

1995   The Tuskegee Airmen 

1995   Ripple

1995   Girl in the Cadillac 

1994   Trial by Jury

1994   Wagons East

1994   Highlander

1994   Birdland

1994   Secret Sins of the Father 

1993   Under Investigation 

1993   The X-Files

1993   True Romance

1993   Extreme Justice

1993   The Return of Ironside

1993   Homicide: Life on the Street 

1993   Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders 

1992   Renegade 

1992   School Ties

1992   Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story

1992   Star Trek: The Next Generation

1992   Judgement 

1991   Golden Years . Louis Crewes

1991   The Rocketeer 

1990   Monsters 

1990   My Blue Heaven 

1990   Father Dowling Mysteries

1989   Born on the Fourth of July 

1989   Booker 

1989   Fat Man and Little Boy 

1989   Tennessee Waltz 

1989   Gleaming the Cube

1988   Goodbye, Miss 4th of July

1987-1988  The Equalizer 

1987   Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 

1987   Murder, She Wrote 

1986   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1986   Miami Vice 

1986   Firefighter

1986   The Last Days of Patton

1986   Yuri Nosenko, KGB

1986   Raw Deal

1986   Youngblood

1986   3:15

1986   The Defiant Ones

1985   Our Family Honor

1985   Death Wish 3 

1985   Real Genius

1985   Girls Just Want to Have Fun

1984   Crazy Like a Fox

1984   The Cartier Affair 

1984   The Three Wishes of Billy Grier 

1984   Finders Keepers 

1984   Automan

1983-1984  The A-Team 

1984   Lassiter

1984   The Yellow Rose

1984   CBS Schoolbreak Special

1984   The Seduction of Gina

1984   Nickel Mountain

1983   Magnum, P.I. 

1983   The Big Score 

1983   Manimal 

1983   Hardcastle and McCormick

1983   Cujo 

1983   Eureka

1983   St. Elsewhere 

1983   Simon & Simon

1982   Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

1982   Rooster

1982   In the Custody of Strangers 

1981   The Amateur

1981   Nero Wolfe

1981   Death Hunt

1980   Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

1980   Loose Shoes

1980   Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

1979-1980  B.J. and the Bear 

1980   The Boy Who Drank Too Much 

1980   Hawaii Five-O

1979   The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

1979   Undercover with the KKK 

1979   Love's Savage Fury 

1979   The Jericho Mile

1978   Greatest Heroes of the Bible

1978   Magic 

1978   The Clone Master 

1978   How the West Was Won 

1977   The Chicken Chronicles 

1977   The Rockford Files 

1977   The White Buffalo

1977   Charlie's Angels 

1976   King Kong

1976   Family Plot 

1976   Police Story

1975   Breakheart Pass

1975   French Connection II 

1975   Last Hours Before Morning 

1975   Baretta 

1975   A Shadow in the Streets

1975   Satan's Triangle

1975   Kate McShane 

1974   The Godchild

1974   The New Land 

1974   The Longest Yard 

1974   Kojak

1974   The Waltons

1974   The Midnight Man

1974   The Migrants

1973   Executive Action 

1973   The Last American Hero 

1973   Class of '63 

1973   Lolly-Madonna XXX 

1972-1973  The Streets of San Francisco 

1972   Dirty Little Billy 

1972   Ironside

1972   Rage 

1972   Bad Company 

1972   Hickey & Boggs 

1972   The New Centurions 

1972   The Magnificent Seven Ride! 

1972   Cannon

1971   Longstreet

1971   Mannix
 





Matinee Classics - Breakheart Pass starring Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland, Richard Crenna, Joe Kapp, Archie Moore, Scott Newman, Sally Kirkland, Ed Lauter and Charles Durning


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