Unger, Joe

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Born in Lake County, TN. Education: Attended college in Tennessee; studied acting in New York City.

Career: Actor. Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN, member of company; performer with Forth Wall Demolition (improvisation group), New York City. Boardner's, Los Angeles, worked as a bartender; also worked as a cab driver, dock worker, private investigator, and process server.


Film Appearances:

Lieutenant Raymond Hamilton, Go Tell the Spartans, AvcoEmbassy, 1978.

Bank teller, Fast Charlie ... the Moonbeam Rider (also known as Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam ), Universal, 1979.

Gas station attendant, UFOria, 1980, Universal, 1985.

Taylor, Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from New York ), AvcoEmbassy, 1981.

Mr. Ranada, Joy of Sex (also known as National Lampoon's The Joy of Sex ), Paramount, 1984.

Sergeant Garcia, A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line Cinema, 1984.

First boyfriend, Mask (also known as Peter Bogdanovich's Mask ), Universal, 1985.

Ben, Barfly, Cannon, 1987.

Kithy (some sources cite Sheriff Kirby), Lucky Stiff (also known as That Shamrock Touch ), New Line Cinema, 1988.

Joe, Checking Out, Warner Bros., 1989.

Karpis, Road House, United Artists, 1989.

Tinker, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (also known as Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, TCM 3, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 ), New Line Cinema, 1990.

Announcer, Love Field, Orion, 1992.

Journalist, The Bodyguard, Warner Bros., 1992.

Ernst, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (also known as Pumpkinhead 2: The Demon Returns ), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1994.

Second deputy, Night of the Scarecrow, Republic, 1995.

Clemets, Spoiler, Artist View Entertainment, 1997.

Fight promoter, The Bad Pack, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 1998.

Roscoe, Together & Alone, Troma Films, 1998.

Bubba, Stranger Than Fiction, Unapix Entertainment, 1999.

Detective Richards, Natural Selection (also known as The Monster Slayer ), Asylum, 1999.

Nogales Sanchez, South of Heaven, West of Hell, Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Earl, Broke Sky, Buzzard Films, 2003.

Prison guard, Death and Texas, Death & Texas, 2003.

Film Work:

Additional voices, Total Recall, TriStar, 1990.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Private, Ike, the War Years (also known as Ike ), ABC, 1979.

The Deliberate Stranger, NBC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Captain Sickels, Stagecoach, CBS, 1986.

Carly's Web, NBC, 1987.

Panhandler, The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best, CBS, 1996.

Waterfront bartender, Drive, HBO, 1997.

Charlie Sanders, Black & White, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Breakout!," The ATeam, NBC, 1984.

Manny, "Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore: Part 1," Alice, CBS, 1985.

Mickey, "Out of the Sky," Airwolf, CBS, 1985.

First rescuer, "The Junction," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1987.

Patrick Daley, "The Hero," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Bounty hunter, "The Expedition: Parts 1 & 2," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1995.

Joe, "Union Station," ER (also known as Emergency Room ), NBC, 1996.

Murphy, "BreakIn," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996.

George Ludd, "People v. Mac," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Eldridge Hailey, "Flesh and Blood," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

Red, "Milfay," Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

Appeared as Gary Jeter in High Incident, ABC. Also appeared in episodes of Cagney & Lacey, CBS; and Hill Street Blues, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in various stage productions, including From Here to Eternity and Long Time Coming.


Taped Readings:

Narrator of a recording of the poetry of Kim Burns, Little Dog Records.