Rippy, Leon

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Some places cite birthplace as Rock Hill, SC.

Addresses: Agent—Michael Linden Greene, Michael Greene and Associates, 7080 Hollywood Blvd., LaBrea Suite 1017, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (some sources cite 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1017, Hollywood, CA 90028).

Career: Actor.


Film Appearances:

Blinded agent, Firestarter, Universal, 1984.

Roy, Hyperspace (also known as Gremloids), Regency Productions, 1984.

Chain Gang, E.O. Corporation, 1984.

Tales of the Third Dimension, E.O. Corporation, 1984.

Gary Gerbitz, Marie (also known as Marie: A True Story), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Store clerk, The Color Purple, Warner Bros., 1985.

Brad, Maximum Overdrive, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Hunter, King Kong Lives, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Man in tuxedo, Raw Deal (also known as Triple Identity), Embassy Pictures/De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Second man, No Mercy, TriStar, 1986.

Seedy bartender, The Bedroom Window, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

The Rutherford County Line (also known as Damon's Law), 1987.

Joel, Born to Race, United Artists, 1988.

Killer, Traxx, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1988.

Prosecutor, Illegally Yours, United Artists, 1988.

Trucker, Track 29, Island Pictures, 1988.

Bob Ollinger, Young Guns II (also known as Hell Bent for Leather and Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Deputy Tate, The Hot Spot, Orion, 1990.

Master sergeant Sykes, Moon 44 (also known as Intruder), Moviestore Entertainment, 1990.

Weskit, Loose Cannons, TriStar, 1990.

Hugh Dean Simpson, Hard Time Romance (also known as Vaya con Dios), Falcon Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Sheriff, Eye of the Storm, New Line Cinema, 1991.

Kane, Kuffs, Universal, 1992.

Woodward, Universal Soldier, TriStar, 1992.

General W. O. West, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1994.

First DOD, The Arrival (also known as Shockwave), Orion, 1996.

Detective Boone, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997.

Mr. Jennings, Still Movin', F & B Entertainment, 1997.

Jane's lawyer, The Thirteenth Floor (also known as Abwaerts in die Zukunft), Columbia, 1999.

John Billings, The Patriot (also known as Der Patriot), Columbia, 2000.

Father Patrick, The Man with No Eyes, Exposure Studios, 2001.

Wade, Eight Legged Freaks, Warner Bros., 2002.

Braxton Belyeu, The Life of David Gale (also known as Das Leben des David Gale), Universal, 2003.

Sergeant William Ward, The Alamo, Buena Vista, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Agent Nicholas LaRue, The Visitor, Fox, 1997–98.

Tom Nuttall, Deadwood, HBO, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tommy Allen, Chiefs, CBS, 1983.

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

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chub Dumont, The Tracker (also known as Dead or Alive), HBO, 1988.

Joe Boone, Jesse, 1988.

Virgil, Beyond the Law (also known as Fixing the Shadow), HBO, 1992.

Tex, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Making "Deadwood": The Show behind the Show, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

L. Q. "Sonny" Clemonds, "The Neutral Zone," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1988.

Tolson, "The Fourth Man," Hunter, NBC, 1988.

"The Cleveland Indian," Hardball, NBC, 1989.

Sheriff Taggart, "Freedom–November 22, 1970," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Detective Bob Cole, "Vanishing Act: Parts 1 & 2," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1993.

Dewey Baker, "Borderline," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1993.

Scooter, "The Hole," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's "Gun"), ABC, 1997.

Vince Pike, "Days Past," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

Lang, "Glory Days," CI5: The New Professionals, syndicated, 1999.

Buddy LaRue, "New Orleans Saints," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Chastain, "The Final Showdown," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2001.

Daddy, "Tears, Bones and Desire," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003.

Also appeared in Going to California (also known as G2C), Showtime.



TV Zone Special, June, 1998, pp. 62–68.