July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017 (age 91)
Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Stanton was an actor that crossed genres. Horror, westerns, comedy, and drama, the man filled any shoes he needed to. The bigger movies he first appeared in were titles like “How The West Was Won” (1962), “In The Heat Of The Night” (1967), and “Cool Hand Luke” (1967) but the first films I would recognize him from would be “The Godfather Part II” (1974) and “Alien” (1979). Stanton is the second actor from “Alien” that we lost this year, with John Hurt passing away in January. He also worked alongside Bill Paxton, who also passed away this year, on the television series “Big Love.” Stanton worked with many great directors, including David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, and Ridley Scott. He would show up in two different adaptations of Stephen King novels, with his roles in “Christine” and “The Green Mile.” His final role would be on Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” earlier this year, reprising his role of Carl Rodd.


1956 The Wrong Man
Department of Corrections Employee (uncredited)
1957 Tomahawk Trail
Private Miller
1957 Revolt at Fort Laramie
Rinty (uncredited)
1958 The Proud Rebel Jeb Burleigh
1958 Voice in the Mirror
Hysterical Patient in Psychiatric Ward (uncredited)
1959 Pork Chop Hill
U.S. Soldier with BAR (uncredited)
1959 The Jayhawkers!
Deputy Smallwood (uncredited)
1959 A Dog’s Best Friend
Roy Janney
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Slave Catcher
1962 How the West Was Won
Gant Henchman (uncredited)
1962 Hero’s Island Dixey Gates
1963 The Man from the Diners’ Club
Poetry-reciting Beatnik (uncredited)
1966 Ride in the Whirlwind
Blind Dick
1967 In the Heat of the Night
Police officer
1967 The Hostage
1967 A Time for Killing
Sgt. Dan Way
1967 Cool Hand Luke
1968 Day of the Evil Gun
Sergeant Parker
1968 The Mini-Skirt Mob
1969 Lanton Mills (short)
1970 The Rebel Rousers
Randolph Halverson
1970 Kelly’s Heroes
1971 Two-Lane Blacktop Oklahoma Hitchhiker
1971 What’s the Matter with Helen?
Malcolm Hays
1972 Cisco Pike
Jesse Dupre
1972 Cry for Me, Billy
Luke Todd
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1973 Dillinger Homer Van Meter
1974 Where the Lilies Bloom Kiser Pease
1974 Zandy’s Bride Songer
1974 Cockfighter
Jack Burke
1974 Win, Place or Steal Jack
1974 The Godfather Part II
FBI Agent
1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
Billy Winston
1975 Rancho Deluxe
1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Detective Billy Rolfe
1975 The Fortune Prisoner in Holding Cell (uncredited)
1975 92 in the Shade Carter
1976 The Missouri Breaks Cal
1978 Renaldo and Clara  Lafkezio
1978 Straight Time
 Jerry Schue
1978 Up in Smoke
Police officer
1979 Alien
1979 Wise Blood
 Asa Hawks
1979 The Rose
 Billy Ray
1980 Death Watch
 Vincent Ferriman
1980 The Black Marble  Philo Skinner
1980 Private Benjamin
 1st Sergeant Jim Ballard
1981 Escape from New York
 Harold “Brain” Hellman
1982 One from the Heart
1982 Young Doctors in Love
Dr. Oliver Ludwig
1983 Christine
 Detective Rudolph “Rudy” Junkins
1984 Repo Man
1984 Paris, Texas Travis Henderson
1984 The Bear Coach Thomas
1984 Red Dawn  Tom Eckert
1985 The Care Bears Movie
 Brave Heart Lion (voice)
1985 UFOria  Brother Bud Sanders
1985 One Magic Christmas
1985 Fool for Love
 Old Man
1986 Pretty in Pink
 Jack Walsh
1987 Slam Dance  Detective Benjamin Smiley
1988 Stars and Bars
 Loomis Gage
1988 Mr. North  Henry Simmons
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ  Saul/Paul of Tarsus
1989 Dream a Little Dream  Ike Baker
1989 Twister  Eugene Cleveland
1990 The Fourth War  General Hackworth
1990 Wild at Heart
 Johnnie Farragut
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me  Carl Rodd
1992 Man Trouble
 Redmond Layls
1992 Cruise Control (short)  Roland
1994 Blue Tiger
1995 Never Talk to Strangers  Max Cheski
1995 One Hundred and One Nights
 Hollywood actor (uncredited)
1996 Down Periscope  Howard
1996 Playback
 Ernie Fontenot
1997 She’s So Lovely  Tony “Shorty” Russo
1997 Fire Down Below
 Cotton Harry
1997 Midnight Blue  Eric
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
 The Judge
1998 The Mighty  Elton “Grim” Pinneman
1998 A Civil Action
 Land Watcher (uncredited)
1998 Tobacco Blues (documentary) Narrator
1999 The Straight Story
 Lyle Straight
1999 The Green Mile Toot-Toot
2000 Sand
2000 The Man Who Cried  Felix Perlman
2001 The Pledge
Floyd Cage
2001 The Animal The Hunter (uncredited)
2002 Ginostra
Del Piero
2002 Sonny Henry
2003 Anger Management
 Blind Man (uncredited)
2004 Chrystal Pa Da
2004 The Big Bounce
 Bob Rogers, Sr.
2004 Dig! (documentary)
2005 The Wendell Baker Story
 Skip Summers
2006 Alpha Dog  Cosmo Gadabeeti
2006 Alien Autopsy
2006 You, Me and Dupree  Curly (uncredited)
2006 Inland Empire
Freddie Howard
2007 The Good Life  Gus
2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
 Private Willard
2007 Being Michael Madsen Himself
2009 The Open Road
2010 On Holiday  Josh the Roommate’s Dad
2011 Rango
Balthazar (voice)
2011 This Must Be the Place  Robert Plath
2012 The Avengers
 Security Guard
2012 Seven Psychopaths Quaker
2012 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (documentary)
2013 The Last Stand
Farmer Parsons  (uncredited)
2013 9 Full Moons
2014 The Pimp and the Rose (short)
2017 Lucky


1954 Inner Sanctum
Andrew Episode: “Hour of Darkness”
1957 Suspicion Bill Episode: “Four O’Clock”
1957 The Walter Winchell File Country Boy Episode: “Country Boy”
1958 The Court of Last Resort Unnamed character Episode: “The Jacob Loveless Case”
1958 Panic! Jerry Episode: “Patrol”
1958 Decision Simeon Dawson Episode: “The Tall Man”
1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Clint Dirkson Episode: “Decision of Rin Tin Tin”
1958 Man with a Camera Jerry Episode: “Six Faces of Satan”
1958–1959 The Texan Chad Bisbee / Frank Kaler 2 Episodes
1958–1959 Rescue 8 Landers / Skeets, Young Bum 2 Episodes
1958–1961 Zane Grey Theater Various 4 Episodes
1959 Walt Disney Presents Drew Griswold Episode: “The Griswold Murder”
1959 Bat Masterson Jay Simms Episode: “Deadline”
1959 The D.A.’s Man Barbo Episode: “The Triangle”
1959 The Rifleman Clemmie Martin Episode: “Tension”
1959 The Lineup Alfie 2 Episodes
1959 Lock-Up Tommy Fuller Episode: “Writ of Terror”
1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Rafe Daniels / Gordon 2 Episodes
1959–1961 The Lawless Years Various 4 Episodes
1959–1962 Have Gun – Will Travel Slim Wilder / Stoneman 2 Episodes
1959–1963 Laramie Various 4 Episodes
1959–1965 Rawhide Various 4 Episodes
1959–1968 Gunsmoke
Various 8 Episodes
1960 The Man from Blackhawk Sonny Blakey Episode: “Diamond Cut Diamond”
1960 Johnny Ringo Frank Brogger Episode: “The Gunslinger”
1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lemon Episode: “Escape to Sonoita”
1960–1961 The Untouchables Moxie / Picolo / Newspaper Seller 3 Episodes
1961 Gunslinger Stacey Episode: “Zone”
1961 The Roaring 20’s Fingers Episode: “The Red Carpet”
1961 The Law and Mr. Jones Harry Walker Episode: “The Enemy”
1961–1963 Bonanza Stiles / Billy 2 Episodes
1962 Cain’s Hundred
Hood #1 Episode: “The Plush Jungle: Benjamin Riker”
1962 Checkmate
The Singer Episode: “The Heart Is a Handout”
1962 Stoney Burke Dell Tindall Episode: “Point of Honor”
1962 Combat! Pvt. Beecham Episode: “A Day in June”
1963 Big G Nick Crider Episode: “Nobody Dies on Saturday”
1964–1969 Daniel Boone
Crane / Jeb Girty 2 Episodes
1965 The Fugitive Randy Episode: “Moon Child”
1965 A Man Called Shenandoah Quince Logan Episode: “The Debt”
1966 The Big Valley Swain Episode: “By Force and Violence”
1966 Vacation Playhouse
Dayton Skagg Episode: “Frank Merriwell”
1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones
Jelly Television movie
1967 The Wild Wild West Lucius Brand Episode: “The Night of the Hangman”
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett
J.J. Kates Episode: “Meeting at Devil’s Fork”
1967 Cimarron Strip
Luther Happ Episode: “Till the End of Night”
1967 The Andy Griffith Show Proprietor Episode: “Howard’s New Life”
1968 The High Chaparral Johnny Faro Episode: “Gold Is Where You Leave It”
1968 The Virginian
Clint Daggert Episode: “Ride to Misadventure”
1968 Mannix
Dean Hill Episode: “Who Will Dig the Graves?”
1968 The Name of the Game
Joe Joe Episode: “Pineapple Rose”
1969 Adam-12
Henry Fletcher Episode: “Log 22:…So This Little Guy Goes Into a Bar, and…”
1969 Petticoat Junction Ringo Episode: “One of Our Chickens Is Missing”
1970 The Intruders Whit Dykstra Television movie
1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond
President Warren G. Harding Television movie
1976–1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Jake Walters 4 Episodes
1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers C.W. Douglas Television movie
1979–1980 Young Maverick Pokey Tindal 2 Episodes
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate Mike Television movie
1982 Laverne & Shirley
Johnny Velvet Episode: “Star Peepers”
1983 I Want to Live!
Emmett Perkins Television movie
1986 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: “Harry Dean Stanton/The Replacements”
1987 Faerie Tale Theatre Rip Van Winkle Episode: “Rip Van Winkle”
1987 The Ransom of Red Chief Sam Television movie
1988 The French as Seen By…
Slim Television short
1989 The Jim Henson Hour Chancey Bellow
Episode: “Monster Maker”
1991 Payoff Hook Television movie
1992 Hostages Frank Reed Television movie
1993 Hotel Room Moe Episode: “Tricks”
1994 Against the Wall
Hal Television movie
1996 Dead Man’s Walk
Shadrach 3 Episodes
2004 Two and a Half Men
Himself Episode: “Back Off Mary Poppins”
2006–2010 Big Love
Roman Grant 37 Episodes
2009 Alice Caterpillar 2 Episodes
2010 Chuck
Harry Episode: “Chuck Versus the Anniversary”
2011 Mongo Wrestling Alliance Baron Kleberkuh (voice) 2 Episodes
2013–2015 Getting On Leonard Butler 3 Episodes
2017 Twin Peaks
Carl Rodd 5 Episodes

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