Harry Dean Stanton Biography (1926-)

Born July 14, 1926, in West Irvine, KY; son of Sheridan Harry (a tobacco farmer and barber) and Ersel (a hair dresser) Stanton. Addresses: Agent: Bresler, Kelly & Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 352, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
July 14, 1926
West Irvine, Kentucky, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Dean Stanton) The Wrong Man, Warner Bros., 1956
  • (As Dean Stanton) Rinty, Revolt at Fort Laramie, United Artists, 1957
  • (As Dean Stanton) Private Miller, Tomahawk Trail (also known as Mark of the Apache), United Artists, 1957
  • (As Dean Stanton) Jeb Burleigh, The Proud Rebel, Buena Vista, 1958
  • (Uncredited) Hysterical patient in psychiatric ward, Voice in the Mirror, 1958
  • (Uncredited) BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) MacFarland, Pork Chop Hill, United Artists, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Roy Janney, A Dog's Best Friend, United Artists,1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Slave catcher, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (also known as Huckleberry Finn and Mark Twain's "The Adventuresof Huckleberry Finn"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960
  • (As Dean Stanton) Dixey Gates, Hero's Island (also known as TheLand We Love), United Artists, 1962
  • (Uncredited) Member of Gant gang, How the West Was Won, Cinerama,1962
  • (Uncredited) Beatnik, The Man from the Diners Club, Columbia, 1963
  • (As Dean Stanton) Blind Dick, Ride in the Whirlwind, Favorite, 1965
  • (As Dean Stanton) Sergeant Dan Way, A Time for Killing (also knownas The Long Ride Home), Columbia, 1967
  • Eddie, The Hostage, Crown, 1967
  • (As Dean Stanton) Tramp, Cool Hand Luke, Warner Bros., 1967
  • Spook, The Mini-Skirt Mob, American International Pictures, 1968
  • Sergeant Parker, Day of the Evil Gun, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Lanton Mills, 1969
  • (As Dean Stanton) Randolph Halverson, The Rebel Rousers, Four Star, 1970
  • (As Dean Stanton) Willard, Kelly's Heroes (also known as The Warriors and Ratnici), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • What's the Matter with Helen?, 1971
  • (As H. D. Stanton) Oklahoma hitchhiker, Two-Lane Blacktop, Universal, 1971
  • Luke, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Luke Todd, Cry for Me, Billy (also known as Apache Massacre, Count Your Bullets, Face to the Wind, and The Long Tomorrow), Brut, 1972
  • Jesse Dupre, Cisco Pike, Columbia, 1972
  • Homer Van Meter, Dillinger, American International Pictures, 1973
  • Songer, Zandy's Bride (also known as For Better, for Worse), Warner Bros., 1974
  • Kiser Pease, Where the Lilies Bloom, United Artists, 1974
  • FBI Agent, The Godfather, Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather: Part II"), Paramount, 1974
  • Jack Burke, Cockfighter (also known as Born to Kill, Gamblin' Man, and Wild Drifter), New World, 1974
  • Curt, Rancho Deluxe, United Artists, 1974
  • Billy Rolfe, Farewell, My Lovely, Avco-Embassy, 1975
  • Billy Winston, Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (also known as Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers), Warner Bros., 1975
  • Calvin, The Missouri Breaks, United Artists, 1976
  • Faron Carter, 92 in the Shade, United Artists, 1976
  • Lafkezio, Renaldo and Clara, Circuit, 1977
  • Jerry Schue, Straight Time, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Win, Place, or Steal (also known as The Big Payoff, JustAnother Day at the Races, and Three for the Money), Cinema National, 1978
  • (Scenes deleted) Police officer, Up in Smoke (also known as Cheech and Chong's "Up in Smoke" and Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke),1978
  • Billy Ray, The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Asa Hawks, Wise Blood (also known as John Huston's "Wise Blood," Der ketzer, and Die weisheit des blutes), New Line Cinema, 1979
  • Brett, Alien, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Vincent Ferriman, Deathwatch (also known as Death in Full View, Death Watch--Der gekaufte tod, Der gekaufte tod, and Lamort en direct), Quartet, 1979
  • Philo Skinner, The Black Marble, Avco-Embassy, 1980
  • Sergeant Jim Ballard, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980
  • "Brain," Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's "Escape from New York"), Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • Dr. Oliver Ludwig, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Moe, One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982
  • Tough Enough, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Rudolph Junkins, Christine (also known as John Carpenter's "Christine"), Columbia, 1983
  • Bud, repo man, Repo Man, Universal, 1984
  • Coach Thomas, The Bear, Embassy, 1984
  • Tom Eckert, Red Dawn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Travis, Paris, Texas, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Brother Bud Sanders, UFOria, Universal, 1985
  • Voice of Brave Heart Lion, The Care Bears Movie, Samuel Goldwyn, 1985
  • Gideon, One Magic Christmas (also known as Un drole de Noeland Disney's "One Magic Christmas"), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Jack Walsh, Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986
  • Old Man, Fool for Love, Cannon, 1986
  • Himself, Deja View, 1986
  • Detective Smiley, Slamdance (also known as Slam Dance), Island, 1987
  • Eugene Cleveland, Twister, Live Home Video, 1988
  • Loomis Gage, Stars and Bars, Columbia, 1988
  • Henry Simmons, Mr. North, Goldwyn, 1988
  • Saul/Paul, The Last Temptation of Christ, Universal, 1988
  • Ike Baker, Dream a Little Dream, Vestron, 1989
  • The Cowboy and the Frenchman, 1989
  • Himself, Motion and Emotion (documentary), Jane Balfour Films, 1990
  • General Hackworth, The Fourth War, Cannon, 1990
  • Johnnie Farragut, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"), Samuel Goldwyn, 1990
  • Carl Rodd, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Teresa Banks and The Last Seven Days of LauraPalmer), New Line Cinema, 1992
  • Redmond Layls, Man Trouble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Roland, Cruise Control, 1992
  • Gentleman Who Fell, 1993
  • Himself, Warren Oates: Across the Border (documentary), Anchor BayEntertainment, 1993
  • Smith, Blue Tiger (also known as Irezumi), 1994
  • Ernie Fontenot, Playback, Paramount Home Video, 1995
  • Hollywood actor, A Hundred and One Nights (also known as A Hundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema, Les cent et une nuits, and Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinema), Recorded Pictures Company, 1995
  • Max Cheski, Never Talk to Strangers (also known as L'Inconnu and Spiel mit dem Feuer), Imperial Entertainment, 1995
  • Eric, Midnight Blue, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1996
  • Lieutenant Howard, Down Periscope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Himself, Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right (documentary), FBN, 1996
  • Ernie Fontenot, Playback, 1996
  • Tony "Shorty" Russo, She's So Lovely (also known as Call It Love), Miramax Films, 1997
  • Cotton Harry, Fire Down Below, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Himself, Monte Hellman: American Auteur (documentary), Vanguard Cinema, 1997
  • Elton "Grim" Pinneman, The Mighty, Miramax, 1998
  • Judge, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Universal, 1998
  • Ballad of the Nightingale, Mainline Releasing, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Land watcher, A Civil Action, 1998
  • Lyle Straight, The Straight Story (also known as Une histoire vraie), 1999
  • Toot-Toot, The Green Mile (also known as Stephen King's "The Green Mile"), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Felix Perlman, The Man Who Cried (also known as The man who cried--Les larmes d'un homme), Universal Focus, 2000
  • Cadillac Tramps, 2000
  • Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, Northern Arts Entertainment, 2000
  • Leo, Sand (also known as Sandstorm), Showcase Entertainment, 2000
  • Floyd Cage, The Pledge, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Henry Wade, Sonny, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2002
  • Del Piero, Ginostra, Bac Films, 2002
  • Slim, "The Cowboy and the Frenchman," The Short Films of David Lynch, Davidlynch.com, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Blind man, Anger Management, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Bukowski: Born Into This (documentary), Magnolia Pictures, 2003
  • Himself, Hunter Goes to Hollywood (documentary short), Criterion Collection, 2003
  • Himself, The Beast Within: The Making of "Alien" (documentary), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Return to "Escape from New York" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, The Dream Studio (documentary short), American Zoetrope,2004
  • Pa Da, Chrystal, First Look Media, 2004
  • Bob Rogers, Sr., The Big Bounce, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Skip, The Wendell Baker Story, Wendell Distribution, 2005
  • Cosmo Gadabeeti, Alpha Dog, New Line Cinema, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Big Love, HBO, 2006
  • Miniseries
  • Slim "The Cowboy and the Frenchman," Les Francais vus par (also known as The Cowboy and the Frenchman), 1988
  • Shadrach, Dead Man's Walk (also known as Larry McMurtry's "DeadMan's Walk"), ABC, 1996
  • Movies
  • Bentley, The Million Dollar Incident, 1961
  • Whit Dykstra, The Intruders, NBC, 1970
  • C. W. Douglas, Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (alsoknown as Flatbed Annie and Girls of the Road), CBS, 1979
  • Mike, The Oldest Living Graduate, NBC, 1980
  • Emmett Perkins, I Want to Live, ABC, 1983
  • Chancey Bellow, Monster Maker, 1989
  • Harry Hook and song performer, Payoff, Showtime, 1991
  • Frank Reed, Hostages, HBO, 1993
  • Hal Smith, Against the Wall, HBO, 1994
  • Smith, Blue Tiger (also known as Irezuma), HBO, 1994
  • Specials
  • Jelly, The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones, 1966
  • Roy Orbison Tribute to Benefit the Homeless, Showtime, 1990
  • Moe "Tricks," Hotel Room (also known as David Lynch's "Hotel Room"), HBO, 1993
  • Narrator, The Band (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Narrator, Tobacco Blues (documentary), PBS, 1988
  • Dwight's Video Bio, CMT, 1999
  • Himself/"Brett," Alien Evolution (documentary), Channel 4 (England), 2001
  • Himself, Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (documentary), Starz, 2004
  • Himself, A&E Biography: Steven Seagal (documentary), Arts andEntertainment, 2005
  • Also appeared in Stranger in the House.
  • Pilots
  • "Suzuki Beane," The Victor Borge Comedy Theatre, 1962
  • Postmark, 1963
  • Elder Rhulon Grant, Big Love, HBO, 2006
  • Episodic
  • (As Dean Stanton) Bill, "Four O'Clock," Suspicions, 1957
  • (As Dean Stanton) Alvy, "The Cabin," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1958
  • (As Dean Stanton) Robert, "To Sit in Judgement, Zane Grey Theater,CBS, 1958
  • (As Dean Stanton) Clint Dirkson, "Decision of Rin Tin Tin," The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, 1958
  • (As Dean Stanton) Clint Dirkson, "Escape to Danger," The Adventures ofRin Tin Tin, 1958
  • "The Jacob Loveless Case," The Court of Last Resort, 1958
  • (As Dean Stanton) Frank Kaler, "The Troubled Town," The Texan, 1958
  • Jay Simms, "Deadline," Bat Masterson, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Clemmie Martin, "Tension," The Rifleman, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Barloft, "Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse," Rawhide, 1959
  • "Dark Verdict," Laramie, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Stoneman, "Treasure Trail," Have Gun--Will Travel, 1959
  • "War Correspondent," Adventure Showcase, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Maxy Margolis, "The Poison Ivy Story," The Lawless Years, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Chad Bisbee, "Blue Norther," The Texan, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Tommy Fuller, "Music to Murder By," Lock Up, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Rafe Daniels, "The Hanging Judge," Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959
  • (As Dean Stanton) Toby, "So Young the Savage Land," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1960
  • (As Dean Stanton) Frank Brogger, "The Gunslinger," Johnny Ringo, 1960
  • Blind newspaper seller, "The Noise of Death," The Untouchables, 1960
  • (As Dean Stanton) Sonny Blakey, "Diamond Cut Diamond," The Man from Blackhawk, 1960
  • (As Dean Stanton) "Escape to Sonoita," Alfred Hitchcock Presents,1960
  • (As Dean Stanton) Private Brock, "Ambush," Zane Grey Theater, CBS,1961
  • (As Dean Stanton) "Cactus Lady," Laramie, 1961
  • Harley, "Love Thy Neighbor," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1961
  • Picolo, "Augie 'The Banker' Ciamino," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • (As Dean Stanton) Fletcher, "Storm Over Eden," Zane Grey Theater,CBS, 1961
  • Moxie, "90-Proof Dame," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • (As Dean Stanton) Leroy Parker, "Old Yellow Boots," Gunsmoke, CBS,1961
  • (As Dean Stanton) Billy, "The Dark Gate," Bonanza, 1961
  • "The Enemy," The Law and Mr. Jones, 1961
  • (As Dean Stanton) Tommy Ryan, "Blood Brothers," The Lawless Years,1961
  • (As Dean Stanton) Nate Eliot, "The Boys," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1962
  • (As Dean Stanton) Beecham, "A Day in June," Combat!, ABC, 1962
  • (As Dean Stanton) "Incident of the Lost Woman," Rawhide, 1962
  • (As Dean Stanton) "The Confederate Express," Laramie, 1962
  • Slim Wilder, "The Waiting Room," Have Gun - Will Travel, 1962
  • (As Dean Stanton) Singer, "Heart is a Handout," Checkmate, 1962
  • (As Dean Stanton) Dell Tindall, "Point of Honor," Stoney Burke, 1962
  • (As Dean Stanton) Nick Crider, "Nobody Dies on Sunday," Empire, 1963
  • (As Dean Stanton) Dexter, "Incident of the Prophecy," Rawhide, 1963
  • (As Dean Stanton) Styles, "The Way of Aaron," Bonanza, 1963
  • (As Dean Stanton) Young card player, "Tobe," Gunsmoke, 1963
  • (As Dean Stanton) Jeb Girty, "A Short Walk to Salem," Daniel Boone, 1964
  • (As Dean Stanton) Leader, "Comanches Is Soft," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • (As Dean Stanton) Randy, "Moon Child," The Fugitive, 1965
  • (As Dean Stanton) Quince Logan, "The Debt," A Man Called Shenandoah, 1965
  • (As Dean Stanton) Swain, "By Force and Violence," The Big Valley,ABC, 1966
  • (As Dean Stanton) "A Pig in a Poke," Green Acres, 1966
  • Dayton Skagg, "Frank Merriwell," Vacation Playhouse, 1966
  • Luther Happ, "Till the End of the Night," Cimarron Strip, 1967
  • (As Dean Stanton) Lucius Brand, "The Night of the Hangman," The Wild,Wild West, CBS, 1967
  • (As Dean Stanton) J. J. Kates, "Meeting at Devil's Fork," The Guns ofWill Sonnett, 1967
  • Proprietor, "Howard's New Life," The Andy Griffith Show, 1967
  • (As Dean Stanton) Johnny Faro, "Gold Is Where You Leave It," The HighChaparral, 1968
  • (As Dean Stanton) Hodge, "Johnny Cross," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1968
  • (As Dean Stanton) Clint Daggert, "Ride to Misadventure," The Virginian, 1968
  • Dean Hill, "Who Will Dig the Graves?," Mannix, 1968
  • (As Dean Stanton) "Pineapple Rose," The Name of the Game, 1968
  • (As Dean Stanton) Ringo, "One of Our Chickens Is Missing," Petticoat Junction, 1969
  • Henry Fletcher, "Log 22 ... so this little guy goes into a bar, and ... ," Adam-12, 1969
  • "Dead Man's Hand: Parts 1 & 2," Young Maverick, CBS, 1979
  • "Star Peepers," Laverne and Shirley, 1982
  • Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1984
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1986
  • Title role, "Rip Van Winkle," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime, 1987
  • Lou Boca, "Tricks," Hotel Room, 1993
  • Larry King Live, CNN, 2004
  • Himself, "Back Off Mary Poppins," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2004
  • Also appeared in Sin City Spectacular, FX.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale," late 1980s
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Stop," 2003

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