Railsback, Steve 1948–

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Railsback, Steve 1948–

(Stephen Railsback, Steven Railsback)


Born November 16, 1948, in Dallas, TX; son of Clyde Webb and Emertt Spencer Railsback; married Jackie Giroux (an actor), 1980 (divorced, 1988); married Marcy Railsback, 1990; children: (first marriage) Lalesha; (second marriage) Eden Mei, Beau Edwin. Education: Trained for the stage with Lee Strasberg.


Agent—The Marc Bass Agency, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Suite 380, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor, producer, director, and writer. Sometimes credited as Stephen Railsback.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, male new star of the year in a motion picture, 1981, for The Stunt Man; Best Actor Award, Catalonian International Film Festival, Sitges, Spain, 2000, and Fantafestival Award, best actor, 2001, both for In the Light of the Moon.


Film Appearances:

Mike Nickerson, The Visitors, United Artists, 1972.

Junior Hollenbeck, Cockfighter (also known as Born to Kill, Gamblin' Man, and Wild Drifter), 1974.

Jean Lebrecque, Angela (also known as Angela—il suo unico peccato era l'amoreil suo unico amore era il figlio), Montreal Travel Company, 1977.

Billy Owens, Who Fell Asleep? (also known as Deadly Games and The Eliminator), 1979.

Cameron, The Stunt Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Paul Anders, Escape 2000 (also known as Blood Camp Thatcher and Turkey Shoot), New World, 1981.

The boyfriend, Tricks or Treats, 1982.

Jim Lee, The Golden Seal, New Realm, 1983.

Pavle, Veliki transport (also known as Heroes), 1983.

Jake Gregory, Torchlight, Film Ventures, 1984.

Colonel Tom Carlsen, Lifeforce (also known as Space Vampires), TriStar, 1985.

The cowboy, Armed and Dangerous, 1986.

Scott Marshall, Distortions, Cori, 1987.

Jack Tillman, The Survivalist (also known as Jack Tillman: "The Survivalist"), Skouras, 1987.

Harry Spiros, Scenes from the Goldmine, 1987.

Detective Jim Bishop, Blue Monkey (also known as Green Monkey, Invasion of the Bodysuckers, and Insect!), Spectrafilm, 1987.

Kesner, The Wind (also known as Edge of Terror), Omega, 1987.

Jeff Kirkwood, Deadly Intent, 1988.

Hank Knight (some sources cite Hank Wright), The Assassin, 1989.

Novak, La cruz de Iberia, 1990.

Alex Morgan/Cole Morgan, Scissors, 1991.

Vincent Brown, Alligator II: The Mutation, 1991.

William Desmond Taylor, Forever, 1992.

(Uncredited) CIA agent David Coppinger, In the Line of Fire, 1993.

Michael Robbins, Save Me, 1993.

Kyle, Quake! (also known as Aftershock and The Stalker), 1993.

Jack Manning, Private Wars, 1993.

Dr. Eric Harvey, Nukie (also known as NukieIn Search of America), 1993.

Colonel Anderson, Final Mission, 1993.

Roy's father, Calendar Girl, 1993.

Colonel Pryzer, Barb Wire, Gramercy, 1996.

Sergeant Ryan Freeborn, Street Corner Justice, Sunset Films International, 1996.

Jack Derby, Stranger in the House, Live Entertainment, 1997.

Dylan Pope, Termination Man, Concorde, 1997.

Arno Taylor, Pressure Point, 1997.

Officer Cox, Disturbing Behavior (also known as Disturbing Behaviour), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998.

Kyle, Made Men, 1999.

Rob, Me and Will, 1999.

Ed Gein, In the Light of the Moon (also known as Ed Gein), 2000.

Dylan Pope, Termination Man, 2000.

Say Goodnight, Michael, 2000.

Himself, The Sinister Saga of Making "The Stunt Man" (documentary), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2000.

Mr. Kirk, "Nonfiction," Storytelling, Fine Line Features, 2001.

Charlie, Zigs (also known as Double Down), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Jeremiah, Slash, First Look International, 2002.

Jake Ragna, The Box, MTI Home Video, 2003.

(Uncredited) Police officer, The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting, Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Himself, UnConventional (documentary), 2004.

Old man, Intermedio (also known as Dead and Dying and The In Between), The Asylum, 2005.

Mr. Day, Neo Ned, Kismet Entertainment Group, 2005.

(Uncredited) Sheriff Ken Dwyer, The Devil's Rejects (also known as TDR-The Devil's Rejects), Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Larry, King of the Lost World, Asylum Home Entertainment, 2005.

Himself, Intermedio: Behind the Scenes (short), Asylum Home Entertainment, 2005.

Tarver, Plaguers, 2007.

Pilot, Ready or Not, 2007.

Film Work:

Director, The Flight of the Dove (also known as The Spy Within), 1994.

(As Steven Railsback) Associate producer, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, 1995.

Executive producer, In the Light of the Moon, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Colonel James Vise, The Visitor, Fox, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Charles Manson, Helter Skelter (also known as Massacre in Hollywood), CBS, 1976.

Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979.

Tom Border, Spearfield's Daughter, syndicated, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Title role, Charlie Siringo, 1976.

Lieutenant Jesse Brady (some sources cite Lieutenant Alex Brady), The Forgotten, USA Network, 1989.

Jimmy Donnelly, Good Cops, Bad Cops (also known as The Cops Are Robbers and Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History), NBC, 1990.

Tyler Biggs, Sunstroke, USA Network, 1992.

Ken Smith, Bonds of Love, CBS, 1993.

Jesse Dixon, Separated by Murder, CBS, 1994.

Sergeant Chuck Preston, Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997.

Amo Taylor, Pressure Point, The Movie Channel, 1997.

Rob, Me and Will, Sundance Channel, 1998.

Kyle, Made Men, HBO, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Joseph Welch, Supernatural, The WB, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mickey, "Petty Thieves," The Hitchhiker (also known as Deadly Nightmare and Le Voyageur), 1985.

Johnny Davis, "Dead Run," The Twilight Zone, 1986.

"The Peacemakers," The Young Riders, 1991.

Duane Barry, "Duane Barry," The X-Files, Fox, 1994.

Duane Barry, "Ascension," The X-Files, Fox, 1994.

Jerry Lee Stark, "The Guardians," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1995.

Litvack, "Give Me a Sign," Charmed, 2000.

Walter Dawson, "Killing Time," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Gary Peres, "Children of a Lesser Dad," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Charles "Chip" Benson, "Free-Fire Zone," The District, CBS, 2002.

Harley Aimes, "Give Daddy Some Sugar," The Handler, CBS, 2004.

Edward Saywer, "All Bets Off: Part 2," Kojak, USA Network, 2005.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The Forgotten, USA Network, 1989.

Second unit director, Star Quest, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Henry, The Skin of Our Teeth, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Also appeared in The Cherry Orchard, Orpheus Descending, and This Property Is Condemned, all New York City.



The Sinister Saga of Making "The Stunt Man," 2000.


Television Movies:

The Forgotten, USA Network, 1989.



Starlog, March, 1998.

Whole Life Times, March, 1991, p. 20.

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