July 4, 1966|
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
March 1, 2016 (aged 49)|
Manhattan Beach, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, television host|
Lee Reherman (July 4, 1966 – March 1, 2016) was an American actor, appearing in television and film and hosting television reality shows.
Reherman was born on July 4, 1966, in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Cornell University, where he played football as an offensive lineman. Following his graduation with a B.S. in 1988, he attended the Miami Dolphins training camp trying out for the team's offensive line, but did not make the team. Thereafter, he earned his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He was pursuing a doctorate in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, although left to begin his television and film career.
In 1992, Reherman made his first professional acting appearance as an unnamed football player in the television show Columbo. The following year, he had a small named part in the film Last Action Hero, but began creating a name when he joined the American Gladiators television show as "Hawk". He remained with the show until its cancelation in 1996, also appearing from 1995 to 1996 in the spin-off International Gladiators 1. Through this time and after, he continued with small spots in television programs and television hosting roles, including a recurring position with the American Veterans Awards on the History Channel. Reherman reprised his "Hawk" nickname on RollerJam, serving as color commentator.
In 2007, Reherman became the regular host of Hot Rod TV and Forza Motorsport Showdown on the television network Speed. He hosted Forza Motorsport Showdown for one season, while his work with Hot Rod TV is ongoing. He also hosted the series Battle of the Supercars (2010) (Speed), Off-Road Overhaul (2011–2012) (Outdoor Channel), and Game Changers (2013) (Stage 5 TV).
In addition to one-offs and occasional appearances, Reherman had recurring acting roles on several television series, including Look: The Series (2010) and The First Family (2012–2013). He was also featured regularly on reality show The Great Escape (2012) as a guard.
Reherman also worked in video games, providing voices for characters in Dead Rising 3 and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The projects he was working when he died will go on as planned. In 2010, he appeared in a recurring role on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.
He was found dead on March 1, 2016, by his girlfriend, Natalina Maggio, in his house in Manhattan Beach, California. He had died from blood clot after undergoing hip replacement surgery a few weeks earlier.
|1993||Last Action Hero||Krause||Comic fantasy-action film directed and produced by John McTiernan.|
|1996||Downhill Willie||Han Saxer||drama film directed by David Mitchell.|
|1997||Starship Troopers||Steele Manheim||Sports-drama film directed by Peter Gathings Bunche.|
|1998||Crossfire||Big Ed||Action-drama film directed and written by Gary S. Lipsky and Joe Zimmerman.|
|Heaven & the Suicide King||Matt Rakowski||Thriller film directed and written by Todd A. Spoor (credited as Todd Spoor).|
|2004||Death and Texas||Sportscaster||Comedy film directed and written by Kevin DiNovis.|
|2005||Detective||Deputy||Crime drama film directed by David S. Cass Sr..|
|2007||Bratz||Vice Principal Sludge||Musical live-action comedy film based on the Bratz line of cartoon characters & dolls and directed by Sean McNamara.|
|2009||Not Easily Broken||Coach Spinello||Romantic comedy-drama film directed by Bill Duke.|
|Race to Witch Mountain||Lieutenant Gunn|
|2010||Father vs. Son||The Big Nasty||Comedy-romantic film directed and c-written by Joe Ballarini.|
|2011||Fred & Vinnie||Adam Clark||Comedy film directed by Steve Skrovan.|
|Coming & Going||Danny||Comedy-romantic film directed and co-written by Edoardo Ponti.|
|2013||Holt & Randy: For Sale||Host||Short film|
|Star Trek Into Darkness||Uniformed Mercenary||Science fiction-action film directed by J.J. Abrams.|
|2014||Holt Kills Randy||Unknown||Comedy film directed by Jason Heath and Russell Griffith (co-writer).|
|2017||Two Faced||Doctor||(final film role)|
|1992||Columbo||Football Player||Episode: "A Bird in the Hand"|
|1993–00||American Gladiators||Hawk||19 episodes|
|MADtv||Fist||Episode: "Episode #104"|
|1995–96||International Gladiators 1||Hawk||Contract role|
|1996||Buddies||Busboy||Episode: "The PSA Story"|
|1997||Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee||Himself||Episode: "May 30, 1997"|
|1998||Hard Time||Motorcycle Cop||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by and starring Burt Reynolds.|
|1999||The Net||John Storm||Episode: "Last Man Standing"|
|Caroline in the City||Sweeney Brother #1||Episode: "Caroline and the Ancestral Home"|
|BattleBots||Host||Live event broadcast on ZDTV|
|Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||Mark||Episode: "Welcome to Bent Cooper"|
Also known as Special Ops Force
|2001||XFL||Sideline Reporter||Contract role|
|The X-Files||Yuri Volkof||Episode: "Vienen"|
|Angel||The Captain||Episode: "There's No Place Like Pirtz Glrb"|
|Gilmore Girls||The Doorman||Episode: "Red Light on the Wedding Night"|
|Cannonball Run 2001||Host||Contract role|
|2002||The X-Files||Yuri Volkof|
|2003||The Shield||Ludvig||Episode: "Dead Soldiers"|
|NCIS||Sgt. Tuers||Episode: "Hung Out to Dry"|
|2004||Eve||Turbo||Episode: "Party All the Time"|
|That's So Raven||Carl||Episode: "Spa Day Afternoon"|
|2005||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Amputator the Celebrity Wrestler||Episode: "Maddie Checks In"|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Episode: "Mrs. Tri-County"|
|2006||Charmed||Soldier||Episode: "Payback's a Witch"|
|The Chelsea Handler Show||Midget Wars Host||Episode: "Episode #1.6"|
|2007–13||Hot Rod TV||Host||Contract role|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Frank||Episode: "Pilot"|
|The Closer||Deputy Slad||Episode: "Manhunt"|
|Final Approach||Armed Terrorist Tucker||Action-Thriller Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Armand Mastroianni.|
|Sharpshooter||Ziggy||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Armand Mastroianni.|
|2008||Cory in the House||Slade||Episode: "Model Behavior"|
|Leverage||Grady||Episode: "The Homecoming Job"|
|2009||Star-ving||Officer Reherman||4 episodes|
|Wizards of Waverly Place||Doug Normous||Episode: "Hugh's Not Normous"|
|Prison Break||Deckard||Episode: "VS."|
|2010||Hannah Montana||Chet||Episode: "Got to Get Her Out of My House"|
|General Hospital||Frank||5 episodes|
|Terriers||Randy Oaks||Episode: "Pilot"|
|90210||Coach Laketa||Episode: "2021 Vision"|
|Terriers||Randy Oaks||Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"|
|Look: The Series||Officer Munson||11 episodes|
|2011||Medium||Jason Bumgarner||Episode: "Only Half Lucky"|
|Regular Show||The Fire Marshall, Forearmageddon (voice)||Episode: "Really Real Wrestling"|
|Workaholics||Chuck||Episode: "Muscle I'd Like to Flex"|
|Chuck||Simms||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Curse"|
|The Great Escape||Guard||Episode: "Escape From Alcatraz"|
|2012–2015||The First Family||Special Agent Ross Hardison||29 episodes|
|2013||Mr. Box Office||Special Agent Ross Hardison||Episode: "Mr. Jackson Goes to Washington"|
|2014||Sam & Cat||Mark Bonner||Episode: "#BlueDogSoda"|
|Mighty Mia||Skwar||Action-comedy Made-for-TV-Movie directed and co-written by Gev Miron.|
|2015–2016||K.C. Undercover||Victor||3 episodes|
|2016||Jane the Virgin||Lee||Episode: "Chapter Thirty-One"|
|Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life||Kyle||Episode: "How to Survive Losing Your Phone"|
|2005||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter||Voice||Directed by Keith Are and David Jankowski.|
|2013||Dead Rising 3||Voice||Directed by Tom Keegan and George Samilski.|
- Associated Press Staff (March 1, 2016). "Lee Reherman, 'Hawk' on 'American Gladiators,' Dies at 49". NBCNews. NBC. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
- "Other sports". Cornell Alumni News (October 1988). ecommons.library.cornell.edu/bitstream/1813/28045/1/091_03.pdf. p. 25. Accessdate 8 June 2014. "Lee Reherman '88 got a trial with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League in mid-summer. The two-time All-Ivy offensive lineman said he enjoyed the experience, though he didn't make the team."
- Philip and Heath talk with Lee Reherman host of BATTLE OF THE SUPERCARS on SPEED Channel and former NFL battler in training camp with the Miami Dolphins. Lee gives us Fantasy Football owners the insight on what training camp is really like. Chat about It. August 11, 2010. Event occurs at 1:35–1:55. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- "Lee Reherman". The Carter Creative. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- Rogers, John (March 2, 2016). "'American Gladiators' Lee Reherman dies at 49". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- TMZ Staff (March 5, 2016). "EX 'GLADIATORS' STAR UNFINISHED TV PROJECTS WILL MARCH ON". TMZ. Time Warner. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Press release". Lee Reherman. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Leopold, Todd (March 2, 2016). "'American Gladiator' Lee Reherman, 'The Hawk,' dies at 49". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved March 3, 2016.
- "Last Action Hero". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Downhill Willie". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Champions". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Crossfire". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Death and Texas". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Bratz". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Not Easily Broken". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Race to Witch Mountain". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Fred & Vinnie". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Coming & Going". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Star Trek Into Darkness". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Hard Time". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- "Sharpshooter". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
- WENN Staff (March 1, 2016). "Athlete-turned-actor Lee Reherman has been found dead at the age of 49". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved March 11, 2016.