Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty

  • Born on
    • July 6th, 1937
  • Died on
    • June 13th, 2021
Ned Thomas Beatty (July 6, 1937 – June 13, 2021) was an American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and won a Drama Desk Award. These nominations stemmed from his performances in films and TV series like Network (1976), Friendly Fire (1979), Last Train Home (1990), Hear My Song (1991) and the adaptation movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (2004). He had great commercial success in memorable roles such as the executive Bobby Trippe in Deliverance (1972), Tennessee lawyer Delbert Reese in Nashville (1975), general attorney Dardis in All the President's Men (1976), the priest Edwards in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Lex Luthor's henchman Otis in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), Bates' right hand man Sydney Morehouse in The Toy (1982), twice characters Borisov and Pavel Petrovic in The Fourth Protocol (1987), TV presenter Ernest Weller in Repossessed (1990), Rudy Ruettiger's father in Rudy (1993), detective McNair in Just Cause (1995), Ray and Claude's warden/employer Dexter Wilkins in Life (1999), the simple sheriff in Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), the corrupt Senator Charles F. Meachum in Shooter (2007), United States Congressman Doc Long in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and the voice of antagonist Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3 (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ned Beatty, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (77 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2013The Big Ask as Old Man CarlWatch Free
2013Baggage Claim as Mr. Donaldson
2011Rango as Mayor Tortoise John (voice)
2011Rampart as Hartshorn
2010The Killer Inside Me as Chester Conway
2010Toy Story 3 as Lotso (voice)
2009In the Electric Mist as Twinky LeMoyne
2007The Walker as Jack Delorean
2007Charlie Wilson's War as Doc Long
2007Shooter as Senator Charles F. Meachum
2005Sweet Land as Harmo
2004The Wool Cap as Gigot's Father
2003Where the Red Fern Grows as The SheriffWatch Free
2002Thunderpants as Gen. Ed Sheppard
2000Homicide: The Movie as Stanley Bolander
1999Spring Forward as Murph
1999Cookie's Fortune as Lester Boyle
1999Life as Dexter Wilkins
1998He Got Game as Warden Wyatt
1996Gulliver's Travels (1996) as Farmer Grultrad
1995Just Cause as McNair
1995Streets of Laredo as Judge Roy Bean
1994Radioland Murders as General Walt Whalen
1993Ed and His Dead Mother as Uncle Benny
1993Rudy as Daniel Ruettiger
1993La Classe américaine as Frédéric (archive footage)
1992Prelude to a Kiss as Dr. Boyle
1991Hear My Song as Josef Locke
1991Going Under as Admiral Malice
1990Repossessed as Ernest Weller
1990A Cry in the Wild as Pilot Jake Holcomb
1990Captain America as Sam Kolawetz
1989Physical Evidence as James Nicks
1989Chattahoochee as Dr. Harwood
1988Purple People Eater as Grandpa
1988The Unholy as Lt. SternWatch Free
1988Switching Channels as Roy Ridnitz
1988Midnight Crossing as Ellis
1988Go Toward the Light as George
1987Rolling Vengeance as Tiny Doyle
1987The Fourth Protocol as Borisov
1986The Big Easy as Jack Kellom
1986Back to School as Dean David Martin
1985Restless Natives as Bender
1984The Last Days of Pompeii as Diomed
1983Stroker Ace as Clyde Torkle
1982A Woman Called Golda as Sen. Durward
1982The Toy as Sydney Morehouse
1981The Incredible Shrinking Woman as Dan Beame
1980Superman II as Otis
1980Hopscotch as Myerson
1980Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Otis (archive footage)
1980Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones as Leo Ryan
19791941 as Ward Douglas
1979Friendly Fire as Gene MullenWatch Free
1979Wise Blood as Hoover Shoates
1978Superman as Otis
1978Gray Lady Down as Mickey
1977Alambrista! as Anglo Coyote
1977Exorcist II: The Heretic as Edwards
1976Mikey and Nicky as Kinney
1976The Big Bus as Shorty Scotty
1976Silver Streak as Bob Sweet
1976Network as Arthur Jensen
1976All the President's Men as Martin Dardis
1976Gator as Sheriff J.C. Connors (uncredited)
1975Nashville as Delbert Reese
1975The Deadly Tower as Allan Crum
1975W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings as Country Bull
1974The Execution of Private Slovik as Father Stafford
1973White Lightning as Sheriff J.C. Connors
1973The Last American Hero as Hackel
1973The Marcus-Nelson Murders as Det. Dan Corrigan
1973The Thief Who Came to Dinner as Deams
1972Deliverance as Bobby Trippe
1972The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean as Tector Crites

Himself (2 Credits)

2012Casting by as Self
2006Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman as Self (archive footage)


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