Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter

Original Name Edward Matthew Lauter II
Long Beach, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 16 Oct 2013 (aged 74)
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 118830466 · View Source
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Actor. He attended C. W. Post College on an athletic scholarship, graduated in 1961, and served in the United States Army for two years. He studied acting at the Herbert Berghof School, and was a stand-up comedian before obtaining regular work as an actor. Often cast as villains or authority figures including police officers, his best known film roles included: Captain Knauer, the nemesis of Burt Reynolds's character in 1974's "The Longest Yard"; Carnahan in the remake of "King Kong" (1976); Joseph P. Maloney in "Family Plot" (1976) (Alfred Hitchcock's last film); Joe Camber in "Cujo" (1983); the Legion Commander in "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989); and the butler in the Oscar-winning film "The Artist" (2011). His best-known TV roles included: Sheriff Cain on "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" and "B.J. and the Bear" (1979-1980); General Crewes on "Golden Years" (1991); and Fire Captain Danaker on "ER" (1998-2002). He continued to work until near the end of his life, and died at home from the effects of mesothelioma.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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"Pulling Focus"
Starring Hollywood Legend Icon Actor with Wife and Leading Lady
Title song Dancing Cheek to Cheek by I.B.
Tag Line "Bye for now"



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