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Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy (1978) Together. Over the years there would ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski The Stranger
(1998)
Road House
Road House Wade Garrett
(1989)
We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley
(2002)
The Hero
The Hero Lee Hayden
(2017)

Filmography

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 2018 A Star Is Born (completed)
Bobby
 2018 The Gettysburg Address (post-production)
Ward Hill Lamon (voice)
 2016-2017 The Ranch (TV Series)
Beau Bennett
- Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up) (2017) ... Beau Bennett
- Big Money (2017) ... Beau Bennett
- When You Come Back to Me Again (2017) ... Beau Bennett
- Do What You Gotta Do (2017) ... Beau Bennett
- More Than a Memory (2017) ... Beau Bennett
 2017 Red Carpet Report (TV Series short)
Himelf
- "The Hero" LA Premiere (2017) ... Himelf
 2017/I The Hero
Lee Hayden
 2016 Rock Dog
Fleetwood Yak (voice)
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Phil
- The Loophole (2016) ... Phil
- The Goodbyes (2016) ... Phil
- The Anchor (2016) ... Phil
- The Road Trip (2016) ... Phil
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Big John Tanner
- Kiss Kiss Cam Cam (2016) ... Big John Tanner (voice)
 2016/III Limbo (Short)
The Dog (voice)
 2015 The Good Dinosaur
Butch (voice)
 2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Axe Cop's Dad
- Axe Cop Saves God (2015) ... Axe Cop's Dad (voice)
 2015 Justified (TV Series)
Avery Markham
- The Promise (2015) ... Avery Markham
- Collateral (2015) ... Avery Markham
- Fugitive Number One (2015) ... Avery Markham
- Trust (2015) ... Avery Markham
- Burned (2015) ... Avery Markham
 2013-2015 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Ron Dunn
- Two Funerals (2015) ... Ron Dunn
- Flu Season 2 (2014) ... Ron Dunn
- Doppelgängers (2013) ... Ron Dunn
 2015 Grandma
Karl
 2015 Digging for Fire
Pop Pop
 2014/I Draft Day
Coach Moore
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
White Wine Narrator / Commander Waspax / Reporter
- Hurtled from a Helicopter Into a Speeding Train (2012) ... White Wine Narrator / Commander Waspax / Reporter (voice)
 2012 The Company You Keep
Mac Mcleod
 2010 November Christmas (TV Movie)
Jess Sanford
 2010 The Big Bang
Simon Kestral
 2010 Marmaduke
Chupadogra (voice)
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Clay Wheeler
 2009/I Up in the Air
Maynard Finch
 2007 The Golden Compass
Lee Scoresby
 2007 Ghost Rider
Caretaker
 2006 Barnyard
Ben the Cow (voice)
 2006 Avenger (TV Movie)
Calvin Dexter
 2006 Lies & Alibis
The Mormon
 2005 Thank You for Smoking
Lorne Lutch
 2003 Hulk
Ross
 2003 Off the Map
Charley
 2002 We Were Soldiers
Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley
 2001 Pretty When You Cry
Detective Lukas Black
 2000 The Contender
Kermit Newman
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
Congressman Raskob
 1999 You Know My Name (TV Movie)
Bill Tilghman
 1998 Texarkana (TV Movie)
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country
Jim Ed Love
 1998 The Big Lebowski
The Stranger
 1997 Dog Watch (Video)
Charlie Falon
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Bucky O'Neil
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Capt. Bucky O'Neil
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Capt. Bucky O'Neil
 1996 The Final Cut
John Pierce
 1996 Woman Undone (TV Movie)
Ross Bishop
 1995 Blue River (TV Movie)
Henry Howland
 1995 The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (TV Movie)
Bill Bell
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Mini-Series)
Wild Bill Hickok
 1994 The Desperate Trail (Video)
Marshall Bill Speakes
 1993 Tombstone
Virgil Earp
 1993 Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (TV Movie)
Lyn Cutter
 1993 Gettysburg
Brig. Gen. John Buford
 1991 Rush
Dodd
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Conn Conagher
 1990 Sibling Rivalry
Charles Turner Jr.
 1989 Prancer
John Riggs
 1989 Road House
Wade Garrett
 1988 Shakedown
Richie Marks
 1987 Fatal Beauty
Mike Marshak
 1987 The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie)
Con Vallian
 1986 Houston: The Legend of Texas (TV Movie)
Sam Houston
 1986 The Blue Lightning (TV Movie)
Harry Wingate
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series)
D. Jordan Williams
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... D. Jordan Williams
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... D. Jordan Williams
 1985 Mask
Gar
 1983-1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Chance McKenzie
- The Far Side of Fear (1984) ... Chance McKenzie
- A Question of Love (1983) ... Chance McKenzie
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
Travis McGee
 1982 The Shadow Riders (TV Movie)
Dal Traven
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
Dr. John Hill
 1980 Wild Times (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Cardiff
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Hugh Cardiff
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Hugh Cardiff
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Mini-Series)
Tell Sackett
- Part II (1979) ... Tell Sackett
- Part I (1979) ... Tell Sackett
 1978 The Legacy
Pete Danner
 1977 Aspen (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Keating
- Aspen: Chapter III (1977) ... Tom Keating
- Aspen: Chapter 1 (1977) ... Tom Keating
- Aspen: Chapter II (1977) ... Tom Keating
 1976-1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Damon
- Part 7 (1977) ... Sam Damon
- Part 6 (1977) ... Sam Damon
- Part 5 (1976) ... Sam Damon
- Part 4 (1976) ... Sam Damon
- Part 3 (1976) ... Sam Damon
 1976/I Lifeguard
Rick
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Michael Gregory
- Farewell, Mary Jane (1975) ... Michael Gregory
 1975 I Will Fight No More Forever (TV Movie)
Captain Wood
 1974 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Jack Houston
- The Two-Faced Corpse (1974) ... Jack Houston
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Will Gantry
- The Ma Gantry Gang (1974) ... Will Gantry
 1974 Evel Knievel (TV Movie)
Evel Knievel
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Lee Barrows
- A Time to Live (1974) ... Lee Barrows
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Ken Johnson
- The Hard Breed (1974) ... Ken Johnson
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Detective Charlie Bronski
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Luther Wilkes
- Die, Darling, Die (1973) ... Luther Wilkes
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Bill Saunders
- Little Girl Lost (1973) ... Bill Saunders
 1972 Molly and Lawless John
Johnny Lawler
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Rick Price
- Good Times Are Just Memories (1972) ... Rick Price
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Cory Soames
- The Wedding (1972) ... Cory Soames
 1972 Frogs
Pickett Smith
 1970-1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Doug Robert
- Encore (1971) ... Doug Robert
- The Party (1971) ... Doug Robert
- Kitara (1971) ... Doug Robert
- The Catafalque (1971) ... Doug Robert
- The Field (1971) ... Doug Robert
 1971 Assault on the Wayne (TV Movie)
Ensign William 'Bill' Sandover
 1970 The Games
Richie Robinson
 1970 The Challenge (TV Movie)
Bryant
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Todd Skinner
- Super-Star (1970) ... Todd Skinner
 1969-1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Cowboy / Canopus McKillen / Renslo
- Blue Skies for Willie Sharpe (1970) ... Cowboy
- The Great Humbug (1969) ... Canopus McKillen
- Death Bait (1969) ... Renslo
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
SAC Kendall Lisbon
- The Prey (1969) ... SAC Kendall Lisbon
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Martin Reed
- Six Hours to Live (1969) ... Martin Reed
 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Card Player #2
 1968-1969 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Marine Leader / Station Attendant / Jack
- Blind Terror (1969) ... Marine Leader
- The Fatal Hours (1968) ... Station Attendant
- Kiss Me, Kill You (1968) ... Jack
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Dan Kenyon
- The Crystal Maze (1969) ... Dan Kenyon
 1967 The Way West
Missouri Townsman (uncredited)
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Other Works:

NBC Tv-series "Once an eagle". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The Catholic church happened to The Golden Compass (2007), as far as I'm concerned. It did incredible at the box office. Incredible. It took $85m in the States. The Catholic church... lambasted them, and I think it scared New Line off. See more »

Trivia:

In The Big Lebowski (1998), his strange cowboy character admonishes The Dude (played by Jeff Bridges) for using "cusswords." When recalling anecdotes for the book "I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You" from that film, Elliott used by far the most profanities of any cast member. See more »

Trademark:

Grey hair and thick mustache See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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