Ned Beatty Biography (1937-)

Full name, Ned Thomas Beatty; born July 6, 1937, in Louisville, KY; son of Charles William and Margaret (maiden name, Lennis) Beatty; married Belinda Rowley, 1971 (divorced); married second wife (divorced); married Dorothy "Tinker"Adams Lindsay, June 28, 1979 (divorced, 1998); married Sandra Johnson, November 20, 1999; children: Douglas, Charles and Lennis (twins), Wally, John, Blossom; (third marriage) Thomas, Dorothy. Addresses: Agent: c/o DeborahMiller, Metropolitan Talent, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
July 6, 1937
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Bobby Trippe, Deliverance, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Deams, The Thief Who Came to Dinner, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Tector Crites, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972
  • Hackel, The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Sheriff Connors, White Lightning (also known as McClusky),United Artists, 1973
  • Delbert Reese, Nashville, Paramount, 1975
  • Country Bull, W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • District Attorney Dardis, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Shorty Scotty, The Big Bus, Paramount, 1976
  • Kinney, Mikey and Nicky, Paramount, 1976
  • Arthur Jensen, Network, United Artists, 1976
  • Bob Sweet, Silver Streak, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Julius, The Great Bank Hoax (also known as The Great Georgia Bank Hoax and Shenanigans), Warner Bros., 1977
  • Edwards, The Exorcist II: The Heretic, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Mickey, Gray Lady Down, Universal, 1977
  • Otis, Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), WarnerBros., 1978
  • Anglo Coyote, Alambrista! (also known as The Illegal), Filmhaus, 1978
  • Ward Douglas, 1941 (also known as The Night the Japs Attacked and The Rising Sun), Universal, 1979
  • Hoover Shoater, Wise Blood (also known as John Huston's Wise Blood, Der Ketzer, and Die Weisheit des Blutes), New Line, 1979
  • Bud Koenig, Promises in the Dark, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Mr. Elliot, American Success Company (also known as American Success, The Ringer, and Success), Columbia, 1980
  • Otis, Superman II, Warner Bros., 1980
  • G. P. Myerson, Hopscotch, Avco Embassy, 1980
  • Dan Beame, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Universal, 1981
  • Sydney Morehouse, The Toy, Columbia, 1982
  • Ned, lynch mob leader, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Embassy, 1983
  • Clyde Torkle, Stroker Ace, Universal, 1983
  • Herbie, Touched, International Film Marketing, 1983
  • Harry Lewis, The Trouble with Spies, 1984
  • Fritz Bender, Restless Natives, 1985
  • Mr. Thomas, Konrad, PBS, 1985
  • Dean Martin, Back to School, Orion, 1986
  • Jack Kellotti, The Big Easy, Columbia, 1987
  • General Borisov, The Fourth Protocol, Rank, 1987
  • Tiny Doyle, Rolling Vengeance, Apollo, 1988
  • Lieutenant Stern, The Unholy, Vestron, 1988
  • Ellis, Midnight Crossing, Vestron, 1988
  • Matthew Bonner, The Passage (also known as After the Rain),Manson International, 1988
  • Grandpa, The Purple People Eater, Concorde, 1988
  • Thelonius Pitt, Shadows in the Storm, Vidmark International, 1988
  • Roy Ridnitz, Switching Channels, TriStar, 1988
  • Reverend Bloor, Ministry of Vengeance (also known as Helden USA4), Concorde, 1989
  • James Nicks, Physical Evidence, Columbia, 1989
  • Harry, Time Trackers, Concorde, 1989
  • Deputy Charlie Kiefer, Black Water (also known as Tennessee Nights and Tennessee Waltz), 1989
  • Narrator, Sex and Buttered Popcorn (also known as For Adults Only), 1989
  • Charlie, Big Bad John, Magnum, 1990
  • Dr. Harwood, Chattahoochee, Hemdale, 1990
  • Ernest Weller, Repossessed, New Line, 1990
  • The pilot, A Cry in the Wild, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1991
  • Officer Ozzie O'Driscoll/Santa Claus, Angel Square (also known asChristmas Comic Book Caper and The Comic Book Christmas Caper),1991
  • Admiral Malice, Going Under, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Josef Locke, Hear My Song, Miramax, 1991
  • Sergeant Dave Logan, Blind Vision, Vertigo Pictures, 1992
  • Sam Kolawetz, Captain America, Jadran Film, 1992
  • Dr. Boyle, Prelude to a Kiss, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Daniel, Rudy, TriStar, 1993
  • Uncle Benny, Ed and His Dead Mother (also known as Bon Appetit,Mama and Motherhood), IRS Releasing, 1993
  • Narrator/himself, Warren Oates: Across the Border, 1993
  • Frederic, La classe americaine (also known as Le grand detournement), 1993
  • Inspector Victor Valian, Replikator, 1994
  • General Walt Whalen, Radioland Murders, 1994
  • The Outlaws: Legend of O. B. Taggart, 1994
  • McNair, Just Cause, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Moles Huddenel, The Curse of Inferno (also known as The Stick Up), 1997
  • Warden Wyatt, He Got Game, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Murphy, Spring Forward, IFC Productions, 1999
  • Lester Boyle, Cookie's Fortune, October Films, 1999
  • Dexter Williams, Life, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • The sheriff, Where the Red Fern Grows, Doty-Dayton Releasing, 2000
  • General Ed Sheppard, Thunderpants (also known as Donderbroek), 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nick Szysznyk, Szysznyk, CBS, 1977-1978
  • Ed Conner, a recurring role, Roseanne, ABC, 1989-1996
  • Herbert Francis "Bert" Greenblatt, The Boys, CBS, 1993
  • Detective Stanley "Stan" Bolander, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H:LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993-1995
  • Movies
  • Frank Powell, Footsteps (also known as Nice Guys Finish Last and Footsteps: Night Guys Finish Last), CBS, 1972
  • Tom King, Dying Room Only, ABC, 1973
  • Father Stafford, The Execution of Private Slovik, NBC, 1974
  • Allan Crum, The Deadly Tower (also known as Sniper), NBC, 1975
  • Ollie Thompson, Attack on Terror: The FBI versus the Ku Klux Klan,CBS, 1975
  • Big Henry, Big Henry and the Polka Dot Kid, 1976
  • Sylvester, Tail Gunner Joe, NBC, 1977
  • Larry McElwaine, Lucan, ABC, 1977
  • Dr. Gibbs, Our Town, NBC, 1977
  • In the Glitter Palace, NBC, 1977
  • Dwayne Stabler, A Question of Love (also known as A Purely Legal Matter), NBC, 1978
  • Gene Mullen, Friendly Fire, ABC, 1979
  • Mike Naponic, All God's Children, ABC, 1980
  • Congressman Leo J. Ryan, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (also known as The Mad Messiah), CBS, 1980
  • Ralph Follet, All the Way Home, NBC, 1981
  • Ace Stampler, Splendor in the Grass, NBC, 1981
  • Dr. Walter Keys, The Violation of Sarah McDavid, CBS, 1981
  • House Divided--Denmark Vesey's Rebellion (also known as DenmarkVesey's Rebellion), PBS, 1982
  • Reverend Freddy Stone, Pray TV (also known as Mixed Blessings), ABC, 1982
  • Senator John Durward, A Woman Called Golda, syndicated, 1982
  • Luke Telford, Kentucky Woman, CBS, 1983
  • Art Hofstadter, Hostage Flight, NBC, 1985
  • Cole Scholar, The Haunting of Barney Palmer, PBS, 1986
  • George, Go toward the Light (also known as Go to the Light), CBS, 1988
  • Thomas Ludlow, Spy, USA Network, 1989
  • Cornelius Van Horne, Last Train Home (also known as Tom Alone), The Family Channel, 1990
  • George Willoughby, Illusions, 1992
  • Doc Tatum, T Bone N Weasel, TNT, 1992
  • Colonel Banning, The Affair (also known as Black Tuesday),HBO, 1995
  • Dr. McGillicuddy, Crazy Horse, TNT, 1996
  • Tony, Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (also known as Hostage Hotel), TNT, 1999
  • Detective Stanley "Stan" Bolander, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000
  • Fat Monroe, The Wilgus Stories, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Otto Leo, Celebrity (also known as Tommy Thompson's Celebrity), NBC, 1984
  • Diomed, The Last Days of Pompeii, ABC, 1984
  • J. Edgar Hoover, Robert Kennedy and His Times, CBS, 1985
  • Scoot Shepard, Trial: The Price of Passion, NBC, 1992
  • Voice of Dennis Hanks, Lincoln, ABC, 1992
  • Judge Roy Bean, Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo, CBS, 1995
  • Farmer Grultrud, Gulliver's Travels, NBC, 1996
  • Mudduck, I Was a Rat, BBC, 2001
  • Slade, Roughing It (also known as Mark Twain's Roughing It), Hallmark Channel, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Detective Dan Corrigan, "The Marcus Nelson Murders," Kojak, CBS, 1973
  • Lieutenant Kluba, Hunter, CBS, 1976
  • Specials
  • We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
  • Drug-Free Kids: A Parent's Guide, PBS, 1988
  • Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, syndicated,1988
  • The 58th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989
  • The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993
  • Voice of Herbert Hoover, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, PBS, 1996
  • Michael Landon: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Curtis Norton, "The Bicycle," The Waltons, CBS, 1973
  • Leon Fielder, "Profit and Loss, Parts I & II," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1974
  • Karp, "The Hiders," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1975
  • "A Touch of Bribery," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975
  • "Shadow of Fear," Petrocelli, NBC, 1975
  • Col. Hollister, "Dear Peggy," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1975
  • "Shadow of a Man," Rookies, ABC, 1976
  • "Oldest Profession--Latest Price," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1976
  • Al Brennan, "Return to the 38th Parallel," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1976
  • "The Gardener's Son," Visions, PBS, 1977
  • "The Final Chapter," Tales of the Unexpected, NBC, 1977
  • Inspector Eddie Boggs, San Francisco Police Department, "Hang Tough," Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977
  • "A Madness Within," Delvecchio, CBS, 1977
  • Nashville 99, ABC, 1977
  • Guest panelist, The Hollywood Squares, 1978
  • "Rumpelstiltskin," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1982
  • Chief Roy Gunderson, "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984
  • Willy the Waver/Melvin Rich, "The Banker and the Bum," Highway to Heaven, 1985
  • Reverend Mansfield French, "Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985
  • Larry Broome, "Incident in a Small Jail," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985
  • Billy Cassidy, Jr., "That's Our Dad," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1986
  • "Lillian Gilbreth," An American Portrait, CBS, 1986
  • "The Constituent," Answers, Arts and Entertainment, 1986
  • "That's Our Dad," Our House, NBC, 1986
  • John Pacer, "Episode 6," Dolly, 1987
  • Will Quinn, "The King of Jazz," ABC Saturday Mystery (also known as B. L. Stryker), ABC, 1989
  • C. Edward Acker, "The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story" (also known as "Lockerbie"), HBO Showcase, HBO, 1990
  • Duke of Bridgewater, "Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn," The Magical World of Disney, Disney Channel, 1990
  • "The Return of Preston Giles," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990
  • Voice of Frederic Remington, "Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days," American Masters, PBS, 1991
  • Wally Higgins, "The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King," Road to Avonlea, 1992
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1992
  • Tad Hollingsworth, "Tad," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1993
  • Tad Hollingsworth, "One Angry Stan," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1993
  • Also appeared in Inside the Actors Studio.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Fool, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Center Theatre Group, MarkTaper Forum, Los Angeles, 1982
  • Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lyrics Theatre, London, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Great White Hope, New York City.
  • Stage Appearances; Major Tours
  • Cap'n Andy, Show Boat, U.S. cities, 1996-1997
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Sheriff Francis Wompler, Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Variety, April 27, 1998, pp. 57-59

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