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Also Known As: Died: February 22, 2008
Born: Cause of Death: lung cancer
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Infamous (2006)
What starts out as the irreverent journey of the openly gay writer Truman Capote to the middle-class world of 1950's Kansas, where he goes--with his childhood friend Harper Lee--to research the murder of the Clutter family, turns to something altogether darker when Capote forms an intense and comple
2.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
For 14-year old Walter, his great uncles'' farm in rural Texas is the last place on earth he wants to spend the summer. Dumped off by his mother, Mae, in the middle of nowhere with two crazy old men and the promise that she''ll come back for him, Walter doesn''t know what to believe in. Eccentric and gruff, Hub and Garth McCaan are rumored to have been bank robbers, mafia hit men and/or war criminals in their younger days. The truth is elusive, although they do seem to have an endless supply of cash. But Walter begins to see a new side to his great uncles when he stumbles on an old photograph of a beautiful woman hidden away in a trunk and asks Garth who she is.
3.
Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001)
Biopic of rapper MC Hammer, born Stanley Burrell, from his beginnings as an Oakland Athletics bat boy to his successful rap career, highlighted by the 1990 hit "U Can't Touch This," to his bankruptcy.
5.
Cast Away (2000) as Dennis Larson
Chuck Noland, an engaged, workaholic Federal Express inspector, travels around the world testing the effectiveness of international shipping offices. His frenetic schedule puts a strain on his relationship with longtime girlfriend Helen. But when a plane crash leaves him stranded and isolated from other human beings on a remote Pacific island for four years, Chuck slowly becomes transformed both mentally and physically as he attempts to survive. This harrowing personal struggle ultimately brings him to a simple Zen-like understanding of what things in this world -- in his world -- are truly important.
6.
Where the Heart Is (2000) as Sheriff
Novalee Nation, 17 and very pregnant, has never been a part of a real home. The closest thing to family for the hard-luck teen is her selfish, would-be musician boyfriend Willy Jack, with whom she's traveling from Tennessee to California in a rust bucket that used to be a Plymouth. A bathroom stop e
7.
Face to Kill For, A (1999) as Buchanan
Terry, an accomplished horse trainer, learns that her husband Virgil only married her to get control of the lucrative family horse farm she and her father own and operate. Her conniving husband sets her up to make it look like she drugged a horse to win a race, which lands her in prison for a year.
8.
To Live Again (1998) as Dr Moran
Social worker Iris Sayer finds herself confronted with the toughest case of her career after a period of self-imposed retirement. At the behest of her friend Hank Decker, she visits Karen Holmes. Karen, believed by her mother Constance to be mentally ill, has been kept at home in isolation for 16 ye
9.
Little Boy Blue (1997) as Sergeant Phillips
Deep in the heart of Texas lives a young man named Jimmy West, whose painful and dangerous struggle for normalcy and happiness in a deeply dysfunctional family uncovers a long buried secret of incest. Ray, a disturbed Vietnam war veteran and Jimmy's father, constantly raises hell and even forces Ji
10.
Keys to Tulsa (1997) as Preston Liddy
The black sheep son of a wealthy Tulsa family returns to the world he'd renounced and is forced into a blackmail scheme by his high school sweetheart's menacing husband. When he helps the only eyewitness to a murder, he gets caught in a web of revenge and redemption.
11.
Fire Down Below (1997) as Doctor Schultz
EPA agent Jack Taggart has set out on assignment to discover the killer of his most trusted colleague. Following the agent''s last known path, Taggart travels through Appalachia only to discover lethal chemical dumping sites of cyanide, benzene, and dTCE. The people in the region are getting sick and whoever is responsible for the dumping is being protected by a wall of silence. Infiltrating the community, Taggart centers his investigation around mining tycoon Orin Hanner who is tied to those mines being used for the illegal dumping. Taggart also meets Sarah Kellogg who protects a family secret that may lead to an ecological disaster.
12.
Frequent Flyer (1996) as Mickey Braddock
A commercial airline pilot and polygamist husband jets around the country romancing each of his three unsuspecting wives. Inspired by actual events.
13.
Two Mothers For Zachary (1996) as Judge Crawford
A mother must fight for custody of her child when her own mother takes her to court because she doesn't approve of her daughter's lesbian lifestyle. Based on a true story.
14.
Road to Galveston, The (1996) as Roland Tate
A widow devastated by the death of her husband tries to rebuild her life and save her farm by turning the homestead into a nursing home for three women with Alzheimer's disease.
15.
Frank and Jesse (1995)
Story of outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James in post-Civil War Missouri and Kansas.
16.
Her Hidden Truth (1995) as The Prosecutor
A young woman, falsely accused of the arson deaths of her mother and baby sister, escapes from a juvenile detention center to clear her name.
17.
Perfect World, A (1993) as Governor
Set in the 1960s, story about the relationship that develops on the road between an escaped convict and the young boy he has kidnapped. The police chief who is tracking the two knows a vital truth about the convict''s past.
18.
Passenger 57 (1992) as Frank Allen
An airline security chief must free American hijack victims from the hands of terrorists.
19.
Fugitive Among Us (1992) as Lloyd Yarborough
A television movie based on the true story of a policeman's obsessive pursuit of an escaped convict.
20.
Taste For Killing, A (1992) as Lawyer
Two friends from college take summer jobs working on an offshore oil rig. They alienate the blue-collar workers and are forced to befriend a deadly sociopath.
21.
Rush (1991) as Senior District Attorney
In 1975, a young policewoman, just out of the Academy, is teamed with an experienced vice officer to work undercover to purge a small Texas city of its flourishing drug trade. In the course of their work, the two officers become personally involved with narcotics and with each other.
22.
Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, A (1991) as Ed Warren
A television movie based on the true story of Ricky Bell, an athlete whose professional football career was shortened by neuromuscular disease and his inspirational effect on a physically challenged boy.
23.
Wild Texas Wind (1991) as Harlan Parker
A country singer's dreams of stardom are shattered when she becomes the prime suspect in the investigation of her abusive lover's murder.
24.
Jailbirds (1991) as Poppa
A young, black Los Angeles executive and an unpolished white woman find themselves handcuffed together in a Louisiana jail. When they make their escape, the duo embark on a series of adventures through bayou country.
25.
Seduction in Travis County, A (1991) as Grandpa Maguire
Based on a true story, an Arkansas lawyer successfully defends a woman accused of murdering her husband. She subsequently becomes obsessed with him and plots to kill his wife.
26.
Challenger (1990) as Cecil Houston
A television movie about the "Challenger" space mission. The story focuses on the seven astronauts tragically killed in the space shuttle accident in January 1986.
27.
Killing in a Small Town, A (1990) as Chief Mcalester
A television movie based on a true story. A church-going Texas couple befriends an eerie woman who becomes her friend and his lover. This strange relationship climaxes in an ax murder and a sensational trial.
28.
Margaret Bourke-White (1989) as Caldwell'S Father
A movie about the life of celebrated photographer Margaret Bourke-White, from the late 1920s through the 1930s and ''40s, when she was making a name for herself at "Life" Magazine. It also focuses on her relationship with acclaimed writer Erskine Caldwell and how she sacrificed that relationship for a career.
29.
Heartbreak Hotel (1988) as Alan Fortas
A boy kidnaps Elvis Presley and brings him home to his mother.
30.
Johnny Be Good (1988) as Army General
Comedy revolving around college football recruiting.
31.
Square Dance (1987) as Bob Hadley
32.
Gone to Texas (1986) as Captain Ross
The drama focuses on Sam Houston''s life before Texas'' independence, and his involvement in the Texas rebellion against Mexico, who was twice President of Texas, then its senator and governor.
33.
Dallas: The Early Years (1986) as Crick
The origins of the feuds and fortunes of the Ewings and Barnes clan are chronicled in this self-contained "prequel" to the popular "Dallas" series, spanning the years from the Depression through the early 1950s. Larry Hagman, as J.R. Ewing, spins the tale which unfolds entirely in flashback and has
34.
Time Bomb (1984) as Watchdog
A team of "transport specialists" are determined to thwart a ruthless terrorist and her gang attempting to hijack a super-sophisticated armored vehicle carrying nuclear weapons-grade plutonium across Texas. This pilot to a prospective series involving Billy Dee Williams and Joseph Bottoms as highly

Cast (special)

35.
Travelling Man (1987) as Dudan
A young doctor leaves his job at a big-city hospital and becomes involved in the problems of a small town torn by a violent land dispute.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

36.
Ernest Green Story, The (1993) as Governor Griffin

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

37.
Tom Clancy's NetForce (1999) as Senator Rogers
Miniseries based on Tom Clancy's novel, "Net Force." Set in the near future, the miniseries focuses on an elite, military-style division of the FBI that is granted extraordinary powers to combat technology-based crime and terrorism. After the death of his best friend, Alex Michaels is promoted to co
38.
Trial: The Price of Passion (1992) as Clyde Ott
A two-part miniseries based on Clifford Irving's novel. A young Texas lawyer defends two persons accused of murder in separate cases, only to learn that the two cases are linked -- and that one of his clients may be the guilty party.

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