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James Gammon

Nick Bridges in Nash Bridges

Photos James Gammon Birth name: James Gammon
Birth date: 1940/04/20
Date of death : 2010/07/16 (70 years old)
Birth place : Newman Illinois

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Biography for James Gammon

Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '40s noir icon Charles McGraw got him work in front of the cameras in TV westerns (though he sounds as if he's from Texas or Oklahoma, he was actually born and raised in Illinois) and he made his film debut in 1967. Not the kind of guy you'd see in a tuxedo in a Noel Coward drawing-room comedy--unless he was one of a gang holding them up--Gammon could play lighter parts also, as evidenced by his work as the coach in the baseball comedy Major League (1989) and in his regular role as Don Johnson's rambunctious father in Johnson's "Nash Bridges" (1996) series.


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Title Role
Otis E. (2008) (post-production) The Sheriff
In the Electric Mist (2008) (completed) Ben Hebert
The Final Season (2007) Jared Akers
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007) (TV) Bob
Grey's Anatomy Mr. Scofield (1 episode, 2007)
Monk Oates (1 episode, 2007)
Altered (2006) Sheriff Henderson
The Far Side of Jericho (2006) The Preacher
Outlaw Trail (2006) Samuel Parker
What I Did for Love (2006) (TV) Karl Ryder
Don't Come Knocking (2005) Old Ranch Hand
Crossing Jordan Olin Price (1 episode, 2004)
LAX Bill Barkley (1 episode, 2004)
Silver City (2004) Sheriff Joe Skaggs
Paradise (2004) (TV) Old cowboy
Cold Mountain (2003) Esco Swanger
Fillmore! Doc Hemlock (1 episode, 2003)
Monte Walsh (2003) (TV) Fighting Joe Hooker / Albert Miller
The Country Bears (2002) (voice) Big Al
Life or Something Like It (2002) Pat Kerrigan
Nash Bridges Nick Bridges (37 episodes, 1996-2001)
The Cell (2000) FBI Agent Teddy Lee
One Man's Hero (1999) Gen. Zachary Taylor
The Iron Giant (1999) (voice) Marv Loach/Floyd Turbeaux/General Sudokoff
You Know My Name (1999) (TV) Real Arkansas Tom
The Hi-Lo Country (1998) Hoover Young
Point Blank (1998) Dad
Logan's War: Bound by Honor (1998) (TV) Ben
Love from Ground Zero (1998) Hat
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/II) The Commandant
The Apostle (1997) (uncredited)
Traveller (1997) Double D
Two Mothers for Zachary (1996) (TV) Chalmer
Wild Bill (1995) California Joe
Streets of Laredo (1995) (mini) TV mini-series Charles Goodnight
Truman (1995) (TV) Sam Rayburn
Natural Born Killers (1994) (uncredited) Redneck's Buddy in the Diner
Hard Vice (1994) Bronski
Wyatt Earp (1994) Mr. Sutherland
Major League II (1994) Lou Brown
L.A. Law Rev. Joseph Halliday / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Cabin Boy (1994) Paps
Homefront Coach Zelnick (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) Deputy Hines
Men Don't Tell (1993) (TV) Jack
Painted Desert (1993) Al
Running Cool (1993) Ironbutt Garrett
Middle Ages (1992) TV series Dave (unknown episodes)
Criminal Behavior (1992) (TV) Roy Stubbs
CrissCross (1992) Emmett
Leaving Normal (1992) Walt
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Teddy Roosevelt (1 episode, 1992)
The Young Riders Elias Mills (1 episode, 1991)
Stranger at My Door (1991) (TV) Sheriff Bitterman
Conagher (1991) (TV) Smoke Parnell, Ladder Five Owner
I Love You to Death (1990) Lt. Larry Schooner
Bagdad Cafe (1990) TV series Rudy (unknown episodes)
Coupe de Ville (1990) Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
Revenge (1990/I) Texan Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV)
Major League (1989) Lou Brown
In the Heat of the Night Sheriff Monroe (1 episode, 1989)
Midnight Caller Pete Hanrahan (1 episode, 1989)
Lincoln (1988) (TV) Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) Horsethief Shorty
Ironweed (1987) Reverend Chester
Laguna Heat (1987) (TV) Grimes
Made in Heaven (1987) Steve Shea
Crime Story Jack Claymore (2 episodes, 1987)
Stacking (1987) Clate Connaloe
Hard Traveling (1986) Sgt. Slattery
The Equalizer Michael Cub (1 episode, 1986)
Silver Bullet (1985) Arnie Westrum
The Long Hot Summer (1985) (TV) Billy Quick
Silverado (1985) Dawson
Murder, She Wrote Billy Don Baker (1 episode, 1985)
Sylvester (1985) Steve
Hell Town (1985) (TV) Lieutenant Raymond Tracy
Vision Quest (1985) Kuch's Father
Noon Wine (1985) (TV) Sheriff
Cagney & Lacey Brian Holgate (1 episode, 1984)
The Master (1 episode, 1984)
Women of San Quentin (1983) (TV) Officer
M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (1983) (TV) Willard Kohler
Deadly Encounter (1982) (TV) Frank Kitchens
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) (TV) Sheriff Frank Fly
The Big Black Pill (1981) (TV) Jacqualone
Below the Belt (1980) Luke
Any Which Way You Can (1980) Palomino Bartender
It's My Turn (1980) Connie Foxworth
Rage! (1980) (TV) Joe Dean
Urban Cowboy (1980) Steve Strange
On the Nickel (1980) Peanut John
The Sacketts (1979) (TV) Wes Bigelow
Charlie's Angels Billy / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
The Greatest (1977) Mr. Harry
Black Oak Conspiracy (1977) Deputy
Most Wanted (1 episode, 1976)
The Pom Pom Girls (1976) Coach Hartmann
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976) Leather Salesman
Petrocelli Harry (1 episode, 1976)
Cannon Keely / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1976)
Barnaby Jones Andy Lucker (1 episode, 1975)
The Waltons Zack Rosswell / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
The Kansas City Massacre (1975) (TV) Garth
The Wild McCullochs (1975) 1st Police Officer
The Streets of San Francisco Sheriff (1 episode, 1975)
The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974) (TV) Alex Denton
Macon County Line (1974) Elisha
Zandy's Bride (1974) (uncredited) Cowboy
Kung Fu Jake (1 episode, 1974)
The F.B.I. Ben McCarty / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1974)
Gunsmoke Arnie Jeffords / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1973)
Dusty's Trail Roy
Cry for Me, Billy (1972) Amos
The Intruders (1970) (TV) Chaunce Dykstra
The High Chaparral Lafe (1 episode, 1970)
Macho Callahan (1970) (as Jim Gammon) Cowboy
A Man Called Horse (1970) Ed
Lancer Clint Meek / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
The Thousand Plane Raid (1969) Maj. Varga
Journey to Shiloh (1968) Tellis Yeager
The Virginian Cal Mason (1 episode, 1967)
Felony Squad Mickey (1 episode, 1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967) (uncredited) Sleepy
Batman Osiris (1 episode, 1967)
The Invaders Hal (1 episode, 1967)
The Road West Deputy Virgil Bramley / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bonanza Harry Jeffers (1 episode, 1967)
The Monroes Stennis (1 episode, 1966)


Has performed at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois

Was nominated for Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Sam Shepard's "Buried Child."

Was very close friends with Timothy Scott. In 1995, the year Scott died, Gammon appeared in 'Streets of Laredo (1995)(mini)', the sequel to 'Lonesome Dove (1989)(mini)', in which Scott had appeared.



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