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Harry Dean Stanton ACTOR

Harry Dean Stanton was born on July 15th, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky.  After high school he served during World War II working as a chef with the United States Navy and later began performing in stage productions as the University of Kansas.

Stanton then decided to make the move to Los Angeles and begin his pursuit of a full time career as an actor.  He joined on at the Pasadena Playhouse and also found work touring the United States with an all male choir.

Soon he broke into the film industry with his debut on, "Tomahawk Trail" (1957) starring Chuck Connors, John Smith, Eddie Little Sky and Susan Cummings.  Followed by some more minor roles on such films as, "Revolt at Fort Laramie" (1957) starring John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Don Gordon and Frances Helm and the television series, "Suspicion", "The Court of Last Resort", "Panic!" and "Decision".

Now he was finally beginning to earn a name in Hollywood as one of the new and upcoming talented actors and more prominent film roles began to come his direction such as, "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) starring alongside Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon, Morgan Woodward, Ralph Waite, Anthony Zerbe, Joe Don Baker, Luke Askew, Dennis Hopper, Robert Donner, Jo Van Fleet and Wayne Rogers, "Kelly's Heroes" (1970) starring alongside Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor and Donald Sutherland, Gavin MacLeod and Stuart Margolin, "Dillinger" (1973) starring with Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Geoffrey Lewis, Michelle Phillips, Richard Dreyfuss and Steve Kanaly, "The Godfather: Part II" (1974) starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, James Caan and John Cazale, "Alien" (1979) also starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto, "Paris, Texas" (1984) co-starring Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski and Hunter Carson and "Repo Man" (1984) with Emilio Estevez

A highly demanded actor, Stanton continued to appear in such features as, "Pretty in Pink" (1986) also starring Molly Ringwald, Annie Potts, James Spader, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998) starring Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Mark Harmon, Cameron Diaz, Christopher Meloni and Christina Ricci, "The Green Mile" (1999) starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Gary Sinise, Dabbs Greer and James Cromwell and "The Man Who Cried" (2000) co-starring Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp and John Turturro.

In addition to his success as a film actor, Stanton has also an accomplished musician and has toured nationally with his band, "The Harry Dean Stanton Band".  He plays the guitar as well as sings and they perform regularly throughout the Los Angeles, California area.

He has also added numerous television credits to his resume such as, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Lock Up", "The Roaring Twenties", "The Law and Mr. Jones", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Combat!", "Laramie", "Man With a Camera", "Bonanza", "The Lawless Years", "The Big Valley", "Rawhide", "The Fugitive", "Daniel Boone", "Adam-12", "Checkmate", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Bat Masterson", "Zane Grey Theatre", "The Rifleman", "Young Maverick" and a recurring role in, "Big Love" which aired on HBO.

Harry Dean Stanton remains working hard in the industry with no intentions of slowing down.  Most recent film roles include the voice in "Rango" (2011) and appearances in, "This Must Be the Place" (2011) starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch and Joyce Van Patten, "The Avengers" (2012) starring with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson, "Carlos Spills the Beans" (2012), "9 Full Moons" (2012) starring Amy Seimetz, Bret Roberts, Donal Logue and Pamela Adlon and soon to release in 2013, "The Last Stand" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger,Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford and Jaimie Alexander and "An Artist's Emblem" co-starring Stelio Savante, Maximilian Schell, Tammy Grimes and Serena Lorien just to name a few.


2013         An Artist's Emblem
2013         The Last Stand
2012         9 Full Moons 
2012         Carlos Spills the Beans 
2012         The Avengers
2011         This Must Be the Place
2011         Rango
2011         Mongo Wrestling Alliance 
2010         Chuck
2010         Athena
2006-2010     Big Love
2010         On Holiday
2009         Alice 
2009         The Open Road
2009         Alice 
2007         The Good Life
2006         Inland Empire
2006         You, Me and Dupree
2006         Alien Autopsy
2006         Alpha Do
2005         The Wendell Baker Story
2004         The Big Bounce
2004         Chrystal
2003         Anger Management
2002         Ginostra
2002         Sonny
2001         The Pledge
2000         Sand
2000         The Man Who Cried
1999         The Green Mile
1999         The Straight Story
1999         Ballad of the Nightingale
1998         A Civil Action
1998         Sin City Spectacular 
1998         The Mighty
1998         Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1997         Fire Down Below
1997         She's So Lovely
1997         Midnight Blue
1996         Dead Man's Walk
1996         Down Periscope
1996         Playback
1995         Never Talk to Strangers
1995         Les cent et une nuits de Simon CinĂ©ma
1994         Blue Tiger
1994         Against the Wall
1993         Hotel Room 
1993         Gentleman Who Fell
1992         Cruise Control 
1992         Hostages
1992         Man Trouble
1992         Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
1991         Payoff
1990         Wild at Heart
1990         The Fourth War
1989         The Jim Henson Hour 
1989         Dream a Little Dream
1989         Twister
1989         Monster Maker 
1988         The Last Temptation of Christ
1988         Mr. North
1988         Stars and Bars
1987         Slam Dance
1987         Faerie Tale Theatre
1986         Pretty in Pink
1985         Fool for Love
1985         One Magic Christmas
1985         UFOria
1984         Red Dawn
1984         The Bear
1984         Paris, Texas
1984         Repo Man
1983         Christine
1983         I Want to Live 
1982         Young Doctors in Love
1982         One from the Heart
1982         Laverne & Shirley 
1981         Escape from New York
1980         Private Benjamin
1980         The Oldest Living Graduate
1980         The Black Marble
1980         Death Watch
1979-1980     Young Maverick
1979         The Rose
1979         Wise Blood
1979         Alien
1979         Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers
1978         Up in Smoke
1978         Straight Time
1978         Renaldo and Clara
1977         The Godfather: A Novel for Television
1976         The Missouri Breaks
1975         92 in the Shade
1975         Farewell, My Lovely
1975         The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond 
1975         Rancho Deluxe
1975         Win, Place or Steal
1975         Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
1974         The Godfather: Part II
1974         Cockfighter
1974         Zandy's Bride
1974         Where the Lilies Bloom
1973         Dillinger
1973         Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1972         Cry for Me, Billy
1972         Cisco Pike
1971         Two-Lane Blacktop
1970         The Intruders
1970         Kelly's Heroes
1970         The Rebel Rousers
1969         Petticoat Junction
1969         Adam-12 
1964-1969     Daniel Boone
1969         Lanton Mills 
1958-1968     Gunsmoke 
1968         The Name of the Game 
1968         Mannix
1968         The Virginian
1968         The Mini-Skirt Mob
1968         Day of the Evil Gun
1968         The High Chaparral 
1967         The Andy Griffith Show 
1967         Cimarron Strip 
1967         Cool Hand Luke
1967         The Guns of Will Sonnett
1967         The Hostage
1967         The Wild Wild West
1967         A Time for Killin
1966         The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones 
1966         Vacation Playhouse 
1966         The Big Valley
1965         A Man Called Shenandoah 
1965         Ride in the Whirlwind
1965         The Fugitive 
1959-1965     Rawhide 
1964         A Fistful of Dollars
1963         The Man from the Diners' Club
1963         Empire
1961-1963     Bonanza
1959-1963     Laramie
1962         Combat!
1962         How the West Was Won
1962         Stoney Burke 
1962         Hero's Island
1962         Checkmate 
1959-1962     Have Gun - Will Travel 
1959-1961     The Lawless Years 
1960-1961     The Untouchables 
1958-1961     Zane Grey Theatre 
1961         The Million Dollar Incident 
1961         The Law and Mr. Jones 
1961         The Roaring 20's 
1961         Gunslinger 
1960         Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1960         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1960         Johnny Ringo
1960         The Man from Blackhawk
1959         A Dog's Best Friend
1959         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1959         Lock Up 
1958-1959     Rescue 8 
1959         The Lineup 
1959         The Rifleman 
1959         The Jayhawkers!
1958-1959     The Texan 
1959         Adventure Showcase
1959         Pork Chop Hill
1959         The D.A.'s Man
1959         Bat Masterson
1959         U.S. Marshal
1958         Man with a Camera
1958         The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1958         Voice in the Mirror
1958         Decision
1958         The Proud Rebel
1958         Panic
1958         The Court of Last Resort
1957         The Walter Winchell File 
1957         Suspicion 
1957         Revolt at Fort Laramie
1957         Tomahawk Trail
1956         The Wrong Man
1954         Inner Sanctum 

Matinee Classics - Proud Rebel starring Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd, Cecil Kellaway, Harry Dean Stanton, Thomas Pittman and Henry Hull
Matinee Classics - Red Dawn starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Powers Booth, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton and Jennifer Grey

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