Lawrence Tierney

BirthDay:

15 Mar 1919

BirthPlace:

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Bio:

Legendary Hollywood "tough guy", on screen and off. Remembered as the title character in Dillinger (1945) and as the consummately brutal lover of Claire Trevor in Born to Kill (1947). Notorious also for his frequent, well-publicized past involvements in public altercations - like barroom brawls - and other real-life manifestations of rowdiness. (In a 1973 incident, he managed to get himself stabbed.) Though now a puffy-faced, totally bald old man, he continues as screen actor to project the hard-as-nails mien that has been ingrained since his younger days, as he evidences quite amply in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Filmography

Actor ( 97 credits )

Terminal Bar (2003) Himself (archive footage)
Evicted (2000) Bob
Armageddon (1998) Hollis Vernon Grap Stamper (uncredited)
Southie (1998) Colie Powers
American Hero (1997) Captain Roads
2 Days in the Valley (1996) Older Man
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right (1996) Himself
EZ Streets (1996)  Frankie Balls (1 episode, 1997)
Fatal Passion (1995) Robert Pearlman
Starstruck (1995) Patron
Pointman (1995)  Il Senor Marzon Consiglieri (1 episode, 1995)
Who Do You Think You're Fooling? (1994) Joe Cabot (archive footage) (uncredited)
Junior (1994) Mover
French Intensive (1994) Uncle Larry
ER (1994)  Jack Johnson (1 episode, 1996)
Midnight 2 (1993) Bert Johnson (archive footage)
Red (1993) Louis 'Red' Deutsch
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)  Regent (1 episode, 1997)
Eddie Presley (1992) Joe West
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Joe Cabot
The Death Merchant (1991) Ivan Yates
City of Hope (1991) Kerrigan
Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991) Slave Master
The Runestone (1991) Chief Richardson
Silk Stalkings (1991)  Scotty O'Donnell (1 episode, 1993)
Why Me? (1990) Armenian Robber #1
Equal Justice (1990)  Harold Barrett (1 episode, 1991)
The Horror Show (1989) Warden
The Simpsons (1989)  Don Brodka (1 episode, 1995)
Seinfeld (1989)  Alton Benes (1 episode, 1991)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Angel Manager
From a Whisper to a Scream (1987) Warden
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987) Dougy Madden
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)  Cyrus Redblock (1 episode, 1988)
The Slap Maxwell Story (1987)  Arlen Porterfield (1 episode, 1987)
Murphy's Law (1986) Cameron
L.A. Law (1986)  Peter Manzo (1 episode, 1993)
Silver Bullet (1985) Owen Knopfler
Prizzi's Honor (1985) Lt. Hanley
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) Carriage Driver
Hunter (1984)  Detective Doyle (1 episode, 1988)
Tales from the Darkside (1983)  Jack Mills (1 episode, 1985)
Midnight (1982) Bert Johnson
Remington Steele (1982)  Al Molinski (1 episode, 1985)
Fame (1982)  Mr. Berg (1 episode, 1984)
The Prowler (1981) Maj. Chatham
Arthur (1981) Man in Coffee Shop
Hill Street Blues (1981)  Sergeant Jenkins (7 episodes, 1985-1987)
Gloria (1980) Broadway Bartender
Bloodrage (1980) Malone
The Kirlian Witness (1979) Detective
Bad (1977) O'Reilly-O'Crapface
Abduction (1975) FBI Agent
Such Good Friends (1971) Hospital Guard
Killer Without a Face (1968) (as Lawrence Thierney)
Custer of the West (1967) Gen. Philip Sheridan
Exorcism at Midnight (1966) The Doctor - U.S. Version
A Child Is Waiting (1963) Douglas Benham
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)  Herbie Lane (1 episode, 1963)
The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962)  Jim (1 episode, 1962)
Bus Stop (1961)  Swede (1 episode, 1962)
Follow the Sun (1961)  Monte Donovan (1 episode, 1961)
The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960)  Detective (1 episode, 1961)
Adventures in Paradise (1959)  Gorn (1 episode, 1960)
The Detectives (1959)  Terrazi (1 episode, 1959)
New York Confidential (1959)  Phil (1 episode, 1959)
Naked City (1958)  Mike Jensen (1 episode, 1959)
Peter Gunn (1958)  Carl Braden (1 episode, 1960)
Man with a Camera (1958)  Barney (1 episode, 1960)
Female Jungle (1956) Det. Sgt. Jack Stevens
Singing in the Dark (1956) Biff Lamont
The Steel Cage (1954) Chet Harmon, a Ringleader (segment "The Hostages")
The Man Behind the Badge (1953) (1 episode, 1954)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Mr. Henderson
Best of the Badmen (1951) Jesse James
The Hoodlum (1951) Vincent Lubeck
The Bushwhackers (1951) Sam Tobin
Shakedown (1950) Harry Colton
Kill or Be Killed (1950) Robert Warren
Bodyguard (1948) Mike Carter
Born to Kill (1947) Sam
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) Steve Morgan
San Quentin (1946) Jim Roland
Step by Step (1946) Johnny Christopher
Badman's Territory (1946) Jesse James
Sing Your Way Home (1945) Reporter in Paris (uncredited)
Mama Loves Papa (1945) Sharpe
Back to Bataan (1945) Lt. Cmdr. Waite
Those Endearing Young Charms (1945) Lt. Ted Brewster
Dillinger (1945) John Dillinger
Birthday Blues (1945) Tom Williams - Neighbor
Youth Runs Wild (1944) Larry Duncan
Seven Days Ashore (1944) Crewman (uncredited)
The Falcon Out West (1944) Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
The Ghost Ship (1943) Seaman Louie Parker (uncredited)
Government Girl (1943) FBI Man (uncredited)
Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) Cab Driver (uncredited)