Brett Rice

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Brett Rice (born 1954) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Brett Rice was born in 1954 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the oldest of four children. He attended a number of schools until finally he was sent to Marist Military Academy in Atlanta, after which he had a short time in the U.S. Army.

Acting career[edit]

He went with a friend to the theater building to wait as he auditioned for a show. While he waited the director asked him if he wanted to audition. He landed a role and from that moment on lived, ate and drank the theater. Over the next five years he went to every theater in Atlanta and auditioned for almost everything that came along. This included a TV pilot for The Catlins (1982) which led to a two-year contract. He got a part in The Bear (1984), with Gary Busey and then a role in a TV movie called Poison Ivy (1985), with Michael J. Fox, Adam Baldwin and Nancy McKeon. Work was hard to find for a while but he worked throughout the 1990s. He played in many TV shows such as In the Heat of the Night (1988), I'll Fly Away (1991), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), and many more. Theatrical films included Edward Scissorhands (1990), Passenger 57 (1992), Kalifornia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The Waterboy (1998) and as a co-star in Remember the Titans (2000) in which he played Coach Tyrell opposite Denzel Washington and Will Patton. He had a guest appearance on the television show, Sheena (2000) in the episode "Stranded in the Jungle" (2002). Brett has over 75 credits for TV and film, and at least that many credits for the stage. He has become a Councilor at Large with SAG to get more closely involved with the unusual politics and negotiations with producers in Los Angeles and New York. He starred as Tucker Baggett in the A&E/Netflix series Longmire.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Bear Don Hutson
1993 Kalifornia Police Officer
1996 Fled Officer Thornhill
1999 Selma, Lord, Selma Sheriff Potts
2000 Small Town Conspiracy Doc DeLibo
Remember the Titans Coach Herb Tyrell
2002 The President's Man: A Line in the Sand Stephen Mornay
2003 Monster Charles
2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Big Bob Jones
Frankenstein Detective Frye
2008 The Square Root of 2 Ben Lehrer
Sex Drive Mr. Lafferty
2011 Red Dirt Rising Roy Lewallen
2016 The Choice Dr. McCarthy
TV
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story Joe Hart
2009 Criminal Minds Sheriff Bates
2013 NCIS Los Angeles Brett Rice
2016 Longmire Tucker Baggett

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