R. Lee Ermey

24 Mar 1944


Ronald Lee Ermey (born March 24, 1944) is a retired United States Marine Corps drill instructor and actor.

Ermey has often played the roles of authority figures, such as his breakout performance as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, Mayor Tilman in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine, Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, and plastic army men leader Sarge in the Toy Story films.

He has hosted two programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, in which he answered viewers' questions about various militaria both modern and historic; and Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, which focused on the development of different types of weapons.

He is currently a candidate for the National Rifle Association board of directors.


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Filmography (38 titles)

(movie, 2012)
···The Watch
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Manfred)
(movie, 2010)
···Toy Story 3
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sarge (voice))
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Uncle Charlie Hewitt · Sheriff Hoyt)
(movie, 2006)
···Shark Bait
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Jack (voice))
(movie, 2005)
···Man of the House
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Captain Nichols)
(movie, 2003)
···The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Hoyt)
(movie, 2003)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Frank Martin)
(movie, 2002)
···Salton Sea
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Verne Plummer)
(movie, 2001)
···Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as President Richard Benson)
(movie, 2001)
···Saving Silverman
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Coach)
(movie, 2001)
···Scenes of the Crime
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mr. Parker)
(movie, 2000)
···Skipped Parts
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Caspar Callahan)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Western, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Marshall)
(movie, 1999)
···Toy Story 2
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Sarge (voice))
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gary)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Buck Olmstead)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Role: Actor (as Bill Bowerman)
(movie, 1996)
···The Frighteners
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Hiles)
(movie, 1995)
···Dead Man Walking
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Clyde Percy)
(movie, 1995)
···Toy Story
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Sergeant (voice))
(movie, 1995)
···Leaving Las Vegas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Conventioneer)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Police Captain)
(movie, 1994)
···On Deadly Ground
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stone)
(movie, 1994)
···French Silk
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chief Crowder)
(movie, 1994)
···Love Is a Gun
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Frank Deacon)
(movie, 1993)
···Body Snatchers
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as General Platt)
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dick Mead)
(movie, 1991)
···Toy Soldiers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as General Kramer)
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Col. Joe Haines)
(movie, 1990)
···I'm Dangerous Tonight
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Ackman)
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Luke)
(movie, 1990)
···The Take
Genre: Crime
Role: Actor (as Weller)
(movie, 1989)
···Fletch Lives
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Lee Farnsworth)
(movie, 1989)
···The Siege of Firebase Gloria
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Hafner)
(movie, 1988)
···Mississippi Burning
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mayor Tilman)
(movie, 1987)
···Full Metal Jacket
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Gny. Sgt. Hartman)
(movie, 1979)
8.5Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot (uncredited))