Rankin, Steve (WADDY)

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Rankin, Steve (WADDY)


Born in Eureka, IL.


Contact—c/o Eight Hand String Band, 848 North Pass Ave., Burbank, CA 91505. Agent—Talent-Works, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505. Manager—Patty Woo, Patty Woo Management/Seven Summits Pictures & Management, 8906 West Olympic Blvd., Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actor, fight director, and musician. Eight Hand String Band, mandolin player, guitarist, vocalist, and recording artist; also performed (as Waddy) with Waddy Peytona and the Frogtrotters, Greenville, TN, and with the Legend in Their Own Spare Time Band.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jerry Benson, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction and La force du destin), ABC, 1980.

Detective Jimmy Wick, Moloney, CBS, 1996-97.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

House of Frankenstein (also known as House of Frankenstein 1997), NBC, 1997.

Jack Carver, Storm of the Century (also known as Stephen King's "Storm of the Century" and La tempete du siecle), ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Colonel Flanders (a pilot), By Dawn's Early Light (also known as Condition Red and Red Alert), HBO, 1990.

Clyde, Fever, HBO, 1991.

Attorney Trenton, Indecent Seduction (also known as For My Daughter's Honor), 1996.

Lewis, Sleeping with the Devil, CBS, 1997.

Government man, Tempting Fate, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances: Episodic:

Henry James, "Fountain of Youth," Alien Nation (also known as Spacecop L.A., Alien nacion, and Alien nation—ciudadanos del espacio), Fox, 1989.

Patahk, "The Enemy," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1989.

"A Proper Stranger," Paradise (also known as Guns of Paradise), CBS, 1989.

Alex Burke, "Broken Dreams," Hunter, NBC, 1990.

Ed, "Bad Girls," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1990.

Flynn, "Loaded Question," Life Goes On (also known as Glenbrook), ABC, 1991.

"Here Are Some Overnight Lows," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 1991.

Frank Kemp, "Severance," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1992.

Harper, "Mirror Image," Human Target, ABC, 1992.

Cardassian officer, "Emissary," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1993.

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

Titus, "Ghost Train," Lucky Luke, [Italy], 1993.

Yeto, "Invasive Procedures," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1993.

Carter Bowen, "Damned If You Don't," American Gothic, CBS, 1995.

Eddie Mouton, "Birds of Paradise," Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1995.

Lieutenant colonel Raymond Thomas "Ray" Butts, "Ray Butts," Space: Above and Beyond (also known as Above and Beyond, Space, Space 2063, Space: 2063, Avaruus 2063, Guerra dos mundos, Gwiezdna eskadra, Rummet aar 2063, Slaget om tellus, and Space: guerra estelar), Fox, 1995.

Lieutenant Stans, "Pilot Error," JAG, NBC, 1995.

Sam, "My Pal Valy-Val," Empty Nest (also known as Harry's Nest), NBC, 1995.

Deke Grummond, "Freebird," Pensacola: Wings of Gold (also known as Pensacola), syndicated, 1997.

Sheriff John Cayce, "19:19," Millennium, Fox, 1997.

Deputy, "Inmate 78," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998.

Kreeshax, "Mother and Child," Sliders, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998.

Lieutenant Steve Graham, "Cop in a Bottle," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998.

Raymond Dillard, "Going after Francesca," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Detective Robert Leary, "The Club," Cracker (also known as Cracker: Mind over Murder), ABC and Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

FBI officer, "The State Dinner," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 1999.

Fennim, "Think Tank," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1999.

Lieutenant Steve Graham, "Dead Girl Walking," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1999.

"It's Not about the Butter: Part 2," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 1999.

Detective, "Deliver the Male," City of Angels (also known as Anglarnas stad, Englenes by, Enkelten kaupunki, and Orasul ingerilor), CBS, 2000.

Detective James Cyrus, "The Prince and the Porker," City of Angels (also known as Anglarnas stad, Englenes by, Enkelten kaupunki, and Orasul ingerilor), CBS, 2000.

Mr. Jamison, "Germ Warfare," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Mr. Jamison, "Officers of the Court," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Mr. Jamison, "Summary Judgments," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Mr. McClay, "Family," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series, Nightfall, Bafi, ubica vampira, Buffy, a vampirok reme, Buffy, cacadora de vampiros, Buffy contre les vampires, Buffy i vampirofonissa, Buffy-Im Bann der Daemonen, Buffy, l'ammazzavampiri, Buffy, la cazavampiros, Buffy och vampyrerna, Buffy—Vampyrdaeberen, Buffy vampyrdoedaren, Buffy—Vampyrenes skrekk, Buffy—Vampyrernes skraek, and Buffy, vampyyrintappaja), The WB, 2000.

Sheriff Raymond Elliott, "Key to the Highway," 18 Wheels of Justice (also known as Highway to Hell—18 Rader aus Stahl, La loi du fugitif, and Oikeutta tien paeaell), The National Network, 2000.

U.S. marshal Daddo, "Orison," The X-Files, Fox, 2000.

Evan Pallin, "Sub-Zero," Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (also known as Cover Me and FBI Family), USA Network, 2001.

"Civil Unrest," Providence, NBC, 2001.

Admiral Mark Tucci, "Ready or Not," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Rosler, "Rage," Strange World, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Jasper, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, DOOL, Des jours et des vies, Horton-sagaen, I gode og onde dager, Los dias de nuestras vidas, Meres agapis, Paeivien viemaeae, Vaara baesta aar, Zeit der Sehnsucht, and Zile din viata noastra), NBC, 2003.

Major Blanchard, "Day 3: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2003.

Sergeant Bill Atlas, "Missing," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Sergeant Hendrix, "Reese Joins the Army: Parts 1 & 2," Malcolm in the Middle (also known as Fighting in Underpants), Fox, 2004.

Sergeant Hendrix, "Reese Comes Home," Malcolm in the Middle (also known as Fighting in Underpants), Fox, 2004.

Colonel Green, "Demons," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2005.

Colonel Green, "These Are the Voyages …," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2005.

Lieutenant, "I Want My Toilets," Over There, FX Network, 2005.

Lloyd Blankenship, "Leave It to Beaver," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.

Lloyd Blankenship, "One Angry Veronica," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.

FBI profiler, "Outsiders," The Nine (also known as The Nin9 and Untitled Hank and K. J. Steinberg Project), ABC, 2006.

Lieutenant Wayne Brown, "The Red and the Blue," Cold Case (also known as Anexihniastes ypothesis, Caso abierto, Cold case—affaires classees, Cold Case—Kein Opfer ist je vergessen, Doegloett aktak, Kalla spaar, Todistettavasti syyllinen, and Victimes du passe), CBS, 2006.

Lloyd Blankenship, "Look Who's Stalking," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2006.

Troy Thompson, "Poppin' Tags," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2006.

Alvin Green, "Would You Want Me to Tell You?," Saving Grace (also known as Grace), TNT, 2007.

Appeared in other programs, including Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Frank, No Place Like Home (also known as Homeless), CBS, 1989.

Miriam Teitelbaum: Homicide, USA Network, 2000.

Alvin Green, Saving Grace (also known as Grace), TNT, 2007.

Television Fight Director; Specials:

William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (also known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, and William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night, or What You Will"), broadcast on Live from Lincoln Center, PBS, 1998.

Film Appearances:

Mr. Magic, Just Like in the Movies, Cabriolet Films, 1989 (some sources cite 1992).

Pad rat, Apollo 13, Universal, 1995, IMAX version released as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience.

Immigration agent, Men in Black (also known as MIB), Columbia, 1997.

Officer arresting Mickey Cohen, L.A. Confidential (also known as L.A. konfidensielt, L.A. konfidentiellt, L.A. prisne tajne, L.A. zaupno, Los Angeles al desnudo, Los Angeles—Cidade proibida, Los Angeles confidencial, Los Angeles interdite, and Poverljivo iz el eja), Warner Bros., 1997.

Field agent, The X-Files (also known as Blackwood, Fight the Future, X-Files: Blackwood, The X-Files: Fight the Future, X-Files: The Movie, and Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

WGEX helicopter pilot, Mercury Rising (also known as Code Mercury, Mercury Falling, Simon, Simon Says, and Simple Simon), Universal, 1998.

Agent Gray, Blue Streak (also known as Batsos diamanti, De ladro a poliziotto, De ladron a policia, Der Diamanten-Cop, Flic de haut vol, Flic ou voleur, Ladrao e policia, Libavomm, Pandur lopovskih navika, Timanttikyttae, and Um tira muito suspeito), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Police officer, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (also known as Die Abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000.

MVA supervisor, The One (also known as Jet Li's "The One," Confrontation, Az Egyetlen, El unico, Le seul, O confronto, and Tylko jeden), Columbia, 2001.

Rafe's father, Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour and Tennessee), Buena Vista, 2001.

Hank Ferris, Trapped (also known as 24 Stunden Angst), Columbia, 2002.

Luke Williams, Written in Blood, Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Lincoln's Eyes (short film), BRC Imagination Arts, 2005.

Film Fight Coordinator:

Unit fight coordinator, Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence, Bill Rago, By the Book, and Mr. Bill), Buena Vista, 1994.

Stunt fight coordinator, Tumbleweeds, Fine Line Features, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Sheriff Royce Landon, Jr., The Night Hank Williams Died, Workshop of the Players Art (WPA) Theatre, then Orpheum Theatre, both New York City, 1989.

Poins, Henry IV, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 2003-2004.

Stage Fight Director:

The Real Inspector Hound [and] The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Two Shakespearean Actors, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1992.

The Who's "Tommy" (rock opera; also known as Tommy), La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre, La Jolla, CA, 1992, and St. James Theatre, New York City, 1993-95.

Anna Christie, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Theatre, 1993.

(And fight coordinator) Below the Belt, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Getting Away with Murder, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night, or What You Will), Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1998.

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2001.

Dracula, the Musical (musical), La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2001, and Belasco Theatre, New York City, 2004-2005.

Henry IV, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 2003-2004.

Rodelinda (opera), Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 2004-2005.

Jersey Boys (musical), La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2004, August Wilson Theatre, New York City, beginning 2005, and Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, beginning 2007.

Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2005.

Pig Farm, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 2006.

The Farnsworth Invention, La Jolla Playhouse, Potiker Theatre, La Jolla, CA, 2007 (workshop), and Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2007-2008.

Also affiliated with the opera Iphigenie en Tauride, Metropolitan Opera.


Albums; with the Eight Hand String Band:

The Simple Truth, 2000.

Listen to the Mockingbird, 2005.

Video Work:

Fight director, The Who's "Tommy," the Amazing Journey, Buena Vista Home Video, 1993.


Albums; with the Eight Hand String Band:

The Simple Truth, 2000.