Linn, Rex 1956–

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Linn, Rex 1956–

(Rex M. Linn, Rex Lynn)


Full name, Rex Maynard Linn; born November 13, 1956, in Perryton (some sources cite Spearman), TX; son of James P. and Darlene Linn. Education: Oklahoma State University, B.A., radio, television, and film; studied acting with Silvan Gallardo. Avocational Interests: Cooking.


Manager—ROAR, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Eighth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor. Appeared in advertisements. Zoo worker in Oklahoma City, OK; overseer of field operations for an oil company in western Oklahoma; various positions in the banking industry in western Oklahoma, including loan officer and vice president; construction worker in California. Former member of the band the Beach Bums. Involved in causes involving medical research for children.

Awards, Honors:

Honored with a place on the Carpenter Square Theatre Walk of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK; some sources state that Linn was a champion duck caller.


Film Appearances:

Don Hayse, Dark before Dawn, PSM Entertainment, 1989.

Epps, Night Game, Trans World Entertainment, 1989.

(As Rex Lynn) First police officer, The Bounty Hunter, Action International Pictures, 1989.

Guest at barbecue, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1991.

FBI agent, Thunderheart (also known as Askhjaerta, Chemarea strabunilor, Coeur de tonnerre, Coracao de trovao, Corazon de trueno, Corazon trueno, Cuore di tuono, Halbblut, Halbblut Thunderheart, and Ukkossydaen), TriStar, 1992.

(Uncredited) Colonel, Sniper, TriStar, 1993.

Richard "Travis" Travers, Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhanger—l'ultima sfida and Cliffhanger, traque au sommet), TriStar, 1993.

Bobby, Drop Zone, Paramount, 1994.

Frank McLaury, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994.

Joe McPherson, Iron Will, Buena Vista, 1994.

Neighbor, Independence Day (short film), American Dream Products, 1994.

Washington detective, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994.

Bartender, Perfect Alibi (also known as Where's Mommy Now?), Rysher Entertainment, 1995.

Mr. Blair, Cutthroat Island (also known as Corsari, Die Piratenbraut, and L'ile aux pirates), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995.

Al Spencer, Public Enemies (also known as Public Enemy No. 1 and Public Enemy #1), Trimark Pictures, 1996.

Dewey, Tin Cup, Warner Bros., 1996.

Man in bed, The Long Kiss Goodnight (also known as Spy), New Line Cinema, 1996.

Martin Scott, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past, Das Attentat, Fantasmas del pasado, Fantasmas do pasado, Fantomes du Mississippi, Gecmisten ruhlar, Ha-Ruhot Shel Mississipi, L'agguato—Ghosts from the Past, Les fantomes du passe, Menneisyyden aaveet, and Skuggor fraan det foerflutna), Columbia, 1996.

Mercer, The Postman (also known as Postman and Postman 2013), Warner Bros., 1997.

Sheriff Boyd, Breakdown, Paramount, 1997.

FBI agent Dan Whitney, Rush Hour, New Line Cinema, 1998.

JayJay, The Odd Couple II (also known as Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple II" and Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light), Paramount, 1998.

Dave, Blast from the Past (also known as Looking for Eve and Time Traveler), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Guard Alan, Instinct (also known as Ishmael), Buena Vista, 1999.

Yared, Ghosts of Mars (also known as John Carpenter's "Ghosts of Mars," Duhovi Marsa, Duhovi s Marsa, Fantasmas de Marte, Fantasmas de Marte de John Carpenter, Fantasmas de Marte, de John Carpenter, Fantasmi da Marte, and Fantomes sur Mars), Screen Gems, 2001.

(As Rex M. Linn) Detective Bookman, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2002.

Sheriff, The Round and Round (also known as Cockfight), Bruder Releasing, 2002.

Coach Bricker, Cheaper by the Dozen, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Jeddidah, Dry Cycle (also known as Spin, Shoot & Run), Newmark Films, 2003.

Powell, The Hunted, Paramount, 2003.

Agent Kowalski, After the Sunset, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Earl, American Gun, IFC Films, 2005.

Farmer Hoss, Abominable, Freestyle Releasing/Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2006.

Jim Martinez, The Zodiac, ThinkFilm, 2006.

Karl, Two Tickets to Paradise, Scrudge, 2006.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Dark before Dawn, PSM Entertainment, 1989.

Assistant location manager, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1991.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant Mark "Falcon" Sokol, JAG, CBS, between 1997 and 2000.

Detective Frank Tripp, CSI: Miami (also known as CSI Miami), CBS, 2003—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Quantrill, Oklahoma Passage (documentary), PBS, 1989.

Jake, Across Five Aprils (also known as Civil War Diary), PBS, 1990.

Henry, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Shadows on the Wall, HBO, 1986.

Six against the Rock, NBC, 1987.

(As Rex M. Linn) Logan, Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (also known as Desperado), 1989.

Fire and Rain, 1989.

Sheriff Ron Gray, In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (also known as Children of Fury), NBC, 1992.

Dave Bashaw, Jack Reed: A Search for Justice, NBC, 1994.

Gleason, Confessions: Two Faces of Evil, NBC, 1994.

Bill Dancy, The Last Stand at Saber River, TNT, 1997.

Travis Floyd, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's "Alone"), Showtime, 1997.

Sheriff Ben Bronte (some sources cite Brownell), Black Cat Run, HBO, 1998.

Detective Bonney, A Murder on Shadow Mountain, CBS, 1999.

Nuclear plant foreman, Y2K (also known as Countdown to Chaos and Y2K: The Movie), NBC, 1999.

Shelby Dykes, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999.

Luke Taggart, Crossfire Trail (also known as Louis L'Amour's "Crossfire Trail"), TNT, 2001.

Hat Henderson, Monte Walsh, TNT, 2003.

Chief, Smokejumpers, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Officer Cerruto, "Cop-a-Feeliac," Cop Rock (musical), ABC, 1990.

Sheriff, "Hard Time," The Young Riders, ABC, 1990.

Martin, "All Is Vanity," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1991.

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

Mountain McClain, "Bounty Hunters' Convention," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr.), Fox, 1994.

Submarine skipper, "Shadow," JAG, CBS, 1995.

Chuck, "Frozen Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Allan Tully, "Sniper," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997.

Webber, "Tom, Dick and Mary," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1997.

Detective Franco, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997.

J. J., "Eden," Vengeance Unlimited (also known as Mr. Chapel), ABC, 1998.

Lester Stahl and Sheriff Leland Stahl, "Way of the Warrior," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1999.

"A Criminal Mind," Snoops (also known as Eliittietsivaet, Snoops—Charmant und brandgefaehrlich, and Spie), ABC, 1999.

Agent Ellis Talbot, "Spin Doctor," The Pretender, NBC, 2000.

Agent Ellis Talbot, "Clean Sweep," Profiler, NBC, 2000.

Karl Vasick, "Liar's Poker," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Karl Vasick, "Sanctuary," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Karl Vasick, "Lagniappe," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Karl Vasick, "Safekeeping," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Wiley, "And You Wonder Why I Lie," Saving Grace (also known as Grace), TNT, 2007.

Himself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2007.

Appeared in other programs, including Paradise (also known as Guns of Paradise), CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cease, Bonanza: The Next Generation (also known as Bonanza: The Movie), syndicated, 1988.

Television Work; Movies:

Assistant to the producer, Shadows on the Wall, HBO, 1986.



(Uncredited) Himself, A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of "Rush Hour" (short), New Line Home Video, 1999.



Rex Linn,, October 10, 2007.