Ermey, R. Lee 1944–

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Ermey, R. Lee 1944–

(Lee Ermey, R. Lee Ermy)


Full name, Ronald Lee Ermey; born March 24, 1944, in Emporia, KS; married Nila, c. 1976. Education: Studied drama and criminology at the University of Manila.

Addresses: Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor and technical advisor. Appeared a number of Filipino and Tagalog-language films; appeared in television and radio commercials; celebrity spokesperson for Glock firearms and products. U.S. Marine Corps, staff sergeant, drill instructor, 1961–72; served in Vietnam War in 1st Marine Division I Corps; later awarded honorary rank of gunnery sergeant. Earned numerous U.S. Marine Corps awards and decorations, including Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Services Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with bronze service star), Vietnam Campaign Medal (with 60 Device), Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Palm), Good Conduct Medal (with two bronze service stars), Marksman Badge (with Rifle Bar), and Sharpshooter Badge (with Pistol Bar). Operated a bar in Okinawa.

Awards, Honors: Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, both 1988, for Full Metal Jacket.


Film Appearances:

(As Lee Ermey) Staff sergeant Loyce, The Boys in Company C, Columbia, 1978.

(Uncredited) Eagle Thrust helicopter pilot, Apocalypse Now, United Artists, 1979, extended version released as Apocalypse Now Redux.

Gunny, Purple Hearts, Warner Bros., 1984.

(As Lee Ermey) Gunnery sergeant Hartman, Full Metal Jacket (also known as Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket"), Warner Bros., 1987.

Mayor Tilman, Mississippi Burning, Orion, 1988.

Jimmy Lee Farnsworth, Fletch Lives, Universal, 1989.

Sergeant major Bill Hafner and narrator, The Siege of Firebase Gloria, Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Luke Clanton, Kid (also known as Back for Revenge), LIVE Home Video, 1990.

Major Joe Haines, Demonstone (also known as Deathstone and Heartstone), Fries Entertainment, 1990.

Captain Randall Phillips, La grieta (also known as Endless Descent and The Rift), LIVE Home Video, 1991.

General Kramer, Toy Soldiers, TriStar, 1991.

(Uncredited) Houston's boss, True Identity, Buena Vista, 1991.

Von Demming, The Terror Within II (also known as The Terror Within 2), Concorde Productions, 1991.

Detective Ferguson, Hexed (also known as All Shook Up), Columbia, 1993.

Dick Mead, Sommersby, Warner Bros., 1993.

General Platt, Body Snatchers, Warner Bros., 1993.

Benjamin Brewster, Chain of Command, c. 1993.

Frank Deacon, Love Is a Gun, Trimark Pictures, 1994.

(Uncredited) Mess hall guard, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (also known as The Naked Gun III), Paramount, 1994.

Stone, On Deadly Ground (also known as Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Warrior), Warner Bros., 1994.

Kidnapped, [Germany], 1994.

Clyde Percy, Dead Man Walking, Gramercy Pictures, 1995.

Conventioneer, Leaving Las Vegas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Judge Clawson, Murder in the First (also known as Meurtre a Alcatraz), Warner Bros., 1995.

Lieutenant colonel J. P. McIntire, Under the Hula Moon, Trident Releasing, 1995.

Police captain, Seven (also known as Se7en), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Voice of Sarge, Toy Story (animated), Buena Vista, 1995.

Hiles, The Frighteners (also known as Frighteners and Robert Zemeckis Presents: "The Frighteners"), Universal, 1996.

(Uncredited) Preacher Brian, Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back, Lions Gate Films, 1996.

Bill Bowerman, Prefontaine, Buena Vista, 1997.

Pullman T. Fowler, Dead Men Can't Dance (also known as DMZ and Rangers), Imperial Entertainment/LIVE Entertainment, 1997.

Sheriff Buck Olmstead, Switchback (also known as Going West and Going West in America), Paramount, 1997.

Gary, Avalanche (also known as Escape from Alaska), PM Entertainment Group, 1999.

Older Sheriff Pike, Life, Universal, 1999.

Voice of Sarge, Toy Story 2 (animated), Buena Vista, 1999.

Caspar Callahan, Skipped Parts (also known as The Wonder of Sex), Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Marshall, Jericho, Black Knight Productions, 2000.

Voice of Sarge, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (animated; also known as The Adventures of Buzz Lightyear), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2000.

Captain Elias, On the Borderline, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Coach Norton, Saving Silverman (also known as Evil Woman), Columbia, 2001.

General Wallace, Taking Sides (also known as Taking Sides—Der Fall Furtwaengler, Taking Sides—Le cas Furtwaengler, and Der Fall Furtwaengler), New Yorker Films, 2001.

Mr. Parker, Scenes of the Crime, Mediafilm, 2001.

President Richard Benson, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (also known as Megiddo), Gener8Xion Entertainment, 2001.

Voice of Colonel O'Malley, Recess: School's Out (animated; also known as Recess: The Ultimate Summer Vacation and Summer Vacation: The Ultimate Recess), Buena Vista, 2001.

(Uncredited) Jockey master, Frank McKlusky, C.I., Buena Vista, 2002.

John, Y.M.I., Temple 4 Films, 2002.

Lead kidnapper, Run Ronnie Run (also known as Run Ronnie Run! The Ronnie Dobbs Story: A Mr. Show Movie), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Sheriff Gathers, A.K.A Birdseye (also known as Birdseye), 2002.

Verne Plummer, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2002.

Mr. Frank Martin, Willard, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Sheriff Hoyt, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Captain Nichols, Man of the House (also known as Cheer Up), Columbia, 2005.

Sheriff Hoyt, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (also known as Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin and Untitled Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel), New Line Cinema, 2006.

Voice of General Puddles, Cat Tale (animated), Imagi Entertainment, 2006.

Film Work:

(As Lee Ermey) Technical advisor, The Boys in Company C, Columbia, 1978.

(Uncredited) Military advisor, Apocalypse Now, United Artists, 1979, extended version released as Apocalypse Now Redux.

(As Lee Ermey) Technical advisor, Full Metal Jacket (also known as Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket"), Warner Bros., 1987.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant Fry, Cracker (also known as Fitz), ABC, 1997, 1999.

Voice, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (animated), Fox, 1999–2001, ABC Family Channel, beginning 2002.

Host, Mail Call, History Channel, 2002–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Secretary of State John Hay, Rough Riders (also known as Teddy Roosevelt & the Rough Riders), TNT, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Captain Aickman, I'm Dangerous Tonight, USA Network, 1990.

Detective Tony Weller, The Take (also known as The Mobsters), USA Network, 1990.

Glen Fairling, 83 Hours 'til Dawn, CBS, 1990.

Chief Crowder, French Silk, ABC, 1994.

Dan Byrd, Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story, Fox, 1994.

Jack Benedict, Savate (also known as The Fighter), HBO, 1995.

Wilkie Wilkerson, Soul of the Game (also known as Baseball in Black and White and Field of Honour), HBO, 1996.

Billy Paxton, Weapons of Mass Distraction, HBO, 1997.

Rosewater, The Sender, HBO, 1997.

Jerry, Gunshy, Cinemax, 1998.

Frank Stanton, The Apartment Complex, Showtime, 1999.

Nix, You Know My Name (also known as Bill Tilghman), TNT, 1999.

Colonel Ben Wilder, The Chaos Factor, HBO, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sarge! (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Himself, Hollywood Vietnam (documentary), American Movie Classics, 2005.

Himself, The 100 Greatest War Films, Channel 4 (England), 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Host, American Veteran Awards, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Haskell (homicide detective), "The Rising Sun of Death," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

Colonel "Buster" Darling, "Who's Happy Now?," China Beach, ABC, 1989.

General Randall Bell, "Das Boat House," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Special agent Landau, "Innocent Blood," Street Justice, syndicated, 1992.

Brisco County, Sr., "Senior Spirit," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr.), Fox, 1993.

Martin, "Wipe-Out," Raven, CBS, 1993.

Town sheriff, "Staired in Horror," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1994.

Reverend Findley, "Revelations," The X-Files, Fox, 1995.

Voice of Colonel Hapablap, "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1995.

Tony Van Camp, "Till Death Do Us Part," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Leo C. Greene, "The Collapse," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1997.

Leo C. Greene, "The Promise," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1997.

(As Lee Emery) Sergeant Goonther, "Fancy Prance," The Angry Beavers (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Colonel Ted Baker, "Wandalust," Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Titus Scroad, "Lights, Camera, Action," Action (also known as Dragon), Fox, 1999.

Voice of Sanchez (a sky marshal), "Requiem," Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicle (animated; also known as Starship Troopers and Starship Troopers: The Series), Sci-Fi Channel, TeleToon, and syndicated, 2000.

Jim Bodsworth, "New World," The District, CBS, 2001.

Voice of coach, "Mr. Saturday Knight," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2001.

Janitor's father, "My Old Man," Scrubs, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Sergeant Hobo 678, "Hobo 13," Invader ZIM (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Voice of General Sims, "Rufus vs. Commodore Puddles," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Bunny, "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.

Voice of sergeant, "Bully Boogie/There Here Be Dwarves," The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (animated; also known as Grim & Evil), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2004.

(Uncredited) Voice of gunnery sergeant Hartman, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

John House, "Daddy's Boy," House (also known as House, M.D.), Fox, 2005.

Appeared as Luke Bramson in Sweet Justice, NBC. Appeared as Titus Scroad in "Dead Man Floating," "Dragon's Blood," and "Love Sucks," all unaired episodes of Action (also known as Dragon), Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Brisco County, Sr., The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr.), Fox, 1993.

Gunnery sergeant major Frank Bougus, Space: Above and Beyond (also known as Above and Beyond), Fox, 1995.

Radio Appearances:

(Uncredited) Voice of gunnery sergeant Hartman, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 2004.



(Uncredited) Gunnery sergeant Hartman, Commercial Entertainment Product (collection of music videos), TVT Records, 1992.

Himself, The Year of the Rat (documentary), New Line Home Video, 2003.

Himself and Sheriff Hoyt, Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre (documentary), New Line Home Video, 2004.

Music Videos:

Crispin Glover, "Ben" (appeared on the DVD for Willard), 2003.

Video Games:

Lyle the handyman, Double Switch, 1993.

Voice of Sarge, Toy Story 2, 1999.

Voice of General Barnaky, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Interplay Productions, 2001.

(As R. Lee Ermy) Voice of Wa-Wa (the Water Elemental), Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, 2001.

Voice, Real War, Simon & Schuster Interactive, 2001.


Film Additional Dialogue:

(As R. Lee Ermy) The Siege of Firebase Gloria, Fries Entertainment, 1989.


Mail Call (also known as Mail Call: The Book That Takes Qs and Kicks As), Hyperion, 2005.



Entertainment Weekly, January 31, 1997, p. 38.

TV Guide, January 10, 2004, p. 16.