Leon Rippy

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Leon Rippy
Born (1949-10-30) October 30, 1949 (age 65)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

Leon Rippy (born October 30, 1949) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Rippy was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He developed a love for theatre while in high school and college. His acting career developed through appearances in regional theatrical productions. Rippy founded and operated two theatre companies, and at one time was regarded as an accomplished ballet dancer.[1] Rippy has appeared in more than seventy plays. His non-acting occupations have included working with a circus and as a foreman of a cattle ranch.[2]

Rippy has worked with Roland Emmerich on seven movies including: Moon 44 (1990), Eye of the Storm (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Stargate (1994), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Patriot (2000), Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and also had a role in the 2004 film The Alamo.

Television appearances include a guest role on Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Neutral Zone"), Quantum Leap, Walker, Texas Ranger, Leverage, Six Feet Under and as Tom Nuttall on the HBO series Deadwood. Rippy had a co-starring role in the TNT crime drama series, Saving Grace. He has also appeared in North and South as Sanders, and in Alcatraz as Dr. Beauregard.


Year Title Role
1984 Firestarter
1985 The Color Purple Store Clerk
1986 Maximum Overdrive Brad
Raw Deal Man in Tux
King Kong Lives Will
No Mercy
1987 The Bedroom Window
1988 Traxx Killer
Star Trek TNG L. Q. "Sonny" Clemmons
1990 Loose Cannons Weskit
Moon 44 Master Sergeant Sykes
Young Guns II Robert "Bob" Ollinger
The Hot Spot Deputy Tate
1991 Eye of the Storm Sheriff
1992 Universal Soldier Woodward
Beyond the Law Virgil
Kuffs Kane
1994 Stargate Major General W. O. West
1996 The Arrival DOD #1
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Detective Boone
1999 The Thirteenth Floor Jane's Lawyer
2000 The Patriot John Billings
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Wade
2003 The Life of David Gale Braxton Belyeu
2004 The Alamo Sergeant William Ward
2004 Deadwood (TV series) Tom Nuttall
2006 Saving Grace Earl
2013 Under The Dome Ollie Dinsmore
The Lone Ranger Collins
2014 Rectify Lezlie


  1. ^ Uncredited, Biography of Leon Rippy; TV.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
  2. ^ Uncredited, Biography of Leon Rippy; Filmbug. Retrieved 2013-02-09.

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