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Charles Napier

Actor | * 04/12/1936 († 75, 10/05/2011) | Scottsville, Kentucky, USA
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Charles Lewis Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American character actor in film and television known for his prolific career playing memorable supporting and leading roles in genre cinema, often in the role of a police officer, soldier, or authority figure. After leaving his Kentucky hometown to serve in the army, he graduated from college and worked as a sports coach and art teacher before settling on acting as a career. Napier established himself in character roles and worked steadily for the next 35 years. He made numerous collaborations with director Jonathan Demme, including roles in the critically acclaimed drama Philadelphia, comedy Married to the Mob, historical horror-drama Beloved, the political-thriller remake The Manchurian Candidate, and the Best Picture-winning psychological horror film adaptation The Silence of the Lambs. Other nota... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Comedies

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Movies with Charles Napier as Actor(99)

as Sheriff Sanders2009 Shadowheart
as Dick Lewiston2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
as Sherrif Tillman2009 Life Blood
as Mohtz2008 One-Eyed Monster
as Father Woods2008 Black Crescent Moon
as Chuck2008 Your Name Here
as Eyepatch-wearing Two Spies boss2005 The Kid & I
as General Wilkins2005 Suits on the Loose
as General Sloan2004 The Manchurian Candidate
as Sheriff Harper2004 Dinocroc
as Capt. Jerry Teller2001 Down 'n Dirty
as Detective Bailey2000 Very Mean Men
as Detective O'Reilly1999 Cypress Edge
as Grandpa1999 Pirates of the Plain
as Robert Zorkin1998 Armstrong
as Craig Hardy1998 Second Chances
as Angry Carny1998 Beloved
as Dunlap1998 Centurion Force
as Sheriff Dempsey1997 Macon County Jail
as himself1997 Hollywood Rated 'R'
as Col. David1997 Steel
as Arresting Officer1996 The Cable Guy
as Sheriff Nate Culver1996 Alien Species
as Agent Devaney1996 Riot
as Mayor1996 Original Gangstas
as Harry1995 Ripper Man
as Herbert1995 Fatal Pursuit
as Becker1995 Max Is Missing
as Nolan Gobal1995 Twisted Fate
as Underwood1995 Ballistic
as Warden Pike1995 Hard Justice
as Jed1995 Jury Duty
as Leon1994 Body Shot
as Cole1994 Savage Land
as Detective Duke1994 Felony
as Father1994 To Die, to Sleep
as Charlie, the Horse Connection1994 Jailbreakers
as Mayor David Stiles1994 Raw Justice
as Schultz1994 Silk Degrees
as Baseball Team Manager1993 Body Bags
as Judge Garnett1993 Philadelphia
as Ernie Buckle1993 Skeeter
as Brian Hornsby1992 Mean Tricks
as Agent Williams1992 Center of the Web
as Det. Wilson1992 Eyes of the Beholder
as Capt. Delano1992 Frogtown II
as IMC President1991 Indio 2 - The Revolt
as Robby Ross1991 Lonely Hearts
as Col. Blair1991 Soldier's Fortune
as Lt. Boyle1991 The Silence of the Lambs
as Sgt. Bill Henderson1990 Miami Blues
as American Consul1990 The Last Match
as Warden1990 Ernest Goes to Jail
as Moochow1990 Dragonfight
as Lew Brady1990 Maniac Cop 2
as John Granger1990 Cop Target
as Gloucester Hebbing1990 The Grifters
as Mickland1990 Future Zone
as Dante1989 One Man Force
as Tom Mitchum1989 Hit List
as Colonel Kovacks1989 Alien from the Deep
as Kingsley1988 Bush Shrink
as Det. Ian McLemore1988 Deep Space
as Mike Fouche1988 The Incredible Hulk Returns
as Angela's Hairdresser1988 Married to the Mob
as Sgt. J.J. Striker1987 The Night Stalker
as Lt. O'Bryan1987 Kidnapped
as Irate Chef1986 Something Wild
as Maj. Davis1986 Instant Justice
as Sheriff Charlie1986 Body Count
as Marshall Murdock1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II
as Moon Willis1984 Swing Shift
as Morgan Carroll1984 The Cartier Affair
as Donnelly1983 China Lake
as Chief O'Hara1982 Wacko
as Ventura1980 Melvin and Howard
as Tucker McElroy1980 The Blues Brothers
as Dave Quittle1979 Last Embrace
as Chrome Angel1977 Citizens Band
as Jim Bob1977 Thunder and Lightning
as Maj. Red Buell1976 The Flying Misfits
as Harry Sledge1975 Supervixens
as Robert W. Morgan1973 Moonfire
as Officer Iverson1971 The Seven Minutes

TV Shows/Series with Charles Napier as Actor(50)

Movies with Charles Napier as Crew(1)

Production/Associate Producer1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Full Name: Charles Napier
Born: Sunday, 04/12 1936 (April) in Allen County
Died: Wednesday, 10/05 2011 (October) in Bakersfield (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Western Kentucky University
Other names for Charles Napier (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Chuck Napier"
"Charles Napier (Schauspieler)"
Charles Napier frequently works together with these people:
Russ Meyer (16x, Crew)
Jonathan Demme (14x, Crew)
William Lucking (14x, Actor)
Alex Rocco (12x, Actor)
Ed Lauter (12x, Actor)
Lance LeGault (12x, Actor)
Mills Watson (12x, Actor)
René Auberjonois (11x, Actor)
Majel Barrett (11x, Actress)
William Smith (10x, Actor)
John Rubinstein (10x, Actor)
Barbara Babcock (10x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8014, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 04/21/2020