October 30, 1949 |
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Leon Rippy (born October 30, 1949) is an American actor.
Life and career
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. 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.
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.
|1985||The Color Purple||Store Clerk|
|Raw Deal||Man in Tux|
|King Kong Lives||Will|
|1987||The Bedroom Window|
|Star Trek TNG||L. Q. "Sonny" Clemmons|
|Moon 44||Master Sergeant Sykes|
|Young Guns II||Robert "Bob" Ollinger|
|The Hot Spot||Deputy Tate|
|1991||Eye of the Storm||Sheriff|
|Beyond the Law||Virgil|
|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|
|2013||Under The Dome||Ollie Dinsmore|
|The Lone Ranger||Collins|
- Uncredited, Biography of Leon Rippy; TV.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
- Uncredited, Biography of Leon Rippy; Filmbug. Retrieved 2013-02-09.