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Northup, Harry 1940–

Northup, Harry 1940–

(Harry Northrup, Harry E. Northup)


Born 1940, in Amarillo, TX; raised in Sidney, NE; married Holly Prado (a writer); children: one son. Education: Attended Nebraska State Teachers College, Kearney.

Career: Actor and poet. Appeared in community theatre productions. Cahuenga Press (poets' cooperative), affiliate. Military service: U.S. Navy, radio operator, served until 1961.


Film Appearances:

Patient, Lilith, Columbia, 1964.

Harry, Who's That Knocking at My Door (also known as I Call First and J. R.), Joseph Brenner Associates, 1968.

Cowboy on bus, Star Spangled Girl, Paramount, 1971.

Harvey Hall, Boxcar Bertha, American International Pictures/Orion, 1972.

Jerry the soldier, Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973.

Parker, The All-American Boy, Warner Bros., 1973.

Bartender at Joe & Jim's, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 1974.

FBI agent, Crazy Mama, New World, 1975.

Doughboy, Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976.

Sheriff Len Skerritt, Fighting Mad, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

Lieber, Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976.

Chief goon, Which Way Is Up?, Universal, 1977.

Alabama, New York, New York, United Artists, 1977.

The Red Baron, Handle with Care (also known as Citizen's Band and The Great American Citizens Band), Paramount, 1977.

Hank, Blue Collar, Universal, 1978.

Doberman, Over the Edge, Orion/Warner Bros., 1979.

Skinny guy, The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.

Thomas Burke, Tom Horn, Warner Bros., 1980.

Carmine, Used Cars, Columbia, 1980.

Trooper, Heart like a Wheel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

(As Harry Northrup) Frank, Nickel Mountain, ZIV International, 1984.

New Year's Eve marine, Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984.

Second limousine driver, Hard to Hold, Universal, 1984.

(As Harry E. Northup) Congressman, Project X, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Governor, Kansas, TransWorld Entertainment, 1988.

Rayford Satterwhite, Nowhere to Run, Concorde, 1989.

Mr. Bimmel, The Silence of the Lambs, Orion, 1991.

McMurtry, Unlawful Entry, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Mr. Fletcher, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Columbia, 1992.

Juror, Philadelphia, TriStar, 1993.

Preacher, Bad Girls, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

(As Harry E. Northup) Reno jail cop, Fathers' Day, Warner Bros., 1997.

Sheriff, Beloved, Buena Vista, 1998.

(As Harry E. Northup) Leon Smith, Brokedown Palace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

(As Harry E. Northup) Congressman Flores, The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Major, North and South II (also known as North and South: Book II), ABC, 1986.

The Deliberate Stranger, NBC, 1986.

Minister, In Cold Blood, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

John Pennington, Maneaters Are Loose!, CBS, 1978.

Officer Thorpe, 11th Victim (also known as The Lake-side Killer), CBS, 1979.

The Day the Bubble Burst, NBC, 1982.

Uncle Charlie, Reform School Girl, Showtime, 1994.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Colony, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Harry E. Northup) Hank, "The Man Who Murdered Himself," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971.

(As Harry E. Northup) Potts, "Jailbreak at Junction City," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971.

Rogers, "Caged Angel," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979.

"Long Ago Tomorrow," King's Crossing, ABC, 1982.

Wayne Harkness, "A Brand New Day," Knots Landing, CBS, 1982.

Wayne Harkness, "Encounters," Knots Landing, CBS, 1982.

Wayne Harkness, "Catharsis," Knots Landing, CBS, 1982.

"There Goes the Neighborhood," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1983.

"Celebrations," Hotel, ABC, 1985.

(As Harry E. Northup) Security guard, "Mirror, Mirror …," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986.

"The Crossing" (also known as "Golden Hour"), ER, NBC, 2001.

Justice Fitzsimmons, "Snakes in the Grass," The Court, ABC, 2002.

Justice Fitzsimmons, "A Wing and a Prayer," The Court, ABC, 2002.

Justice Fitzsimmons, "Back in the Bottle," The Court, ABC, 2002.

Justice Fitzsimmons, "Life Sentence," The Court, ABC, 2002.

(As Harry E. Northup) Sonny, "Justice," Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003.

Appeared as a cop in "Fly Paper," an episode of Fallen Angels, Showtime; also appeared in Street Hawk.



(As Harry E. Northup) Security guard, "Mirror, Mirror," Amazing Stories: Book Four, MCA/Universal Home Video, 1992.


Poetry; As Harry E. Northup:

Ragged Vertical, Cahuenga Press, 1996.

Reunions, Cahuenga Press, 2001.

Author of at least four other books of poetry, including Enough the Great Running Chapel and The Images We Possess Kill the Capturing.



Lummox Journal, July, 2001.

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