R. Lee Ermey
Ermey served 11 years doing active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. He rose to the rank of staff NCO, served two years as a drill instructor, and performed a tour of duty in Vietnam. Medically retired in 1971, he used his G.I. Bill benefits to enroll at the University of Manila in the Philippines where he studied drama; Francis Ford Coppola was filming Apocalypse Now in the area and cast Ermey in a featured role. He has since gone on to star or appear in approximately sixty films.
Ermey starred with Elizabeth Pena in the feature On the Borderline. Just before that, Lee was in the feature film Skipped Parts, with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Drew Barrymore. Lee most recently starred in Saving Silverman, with Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Steve Zahn and Amanda Peet. And, soon to be released, Ermey appears opposite Jeff Bridges in Scenes of the Crime and Harvey Keitel in Taking Sides.
Ermey is no stranger to prestigious television either. He has starred in numerous telefilms, including HBO's Weapons of Mass Distraction, TNT's The Rough Riders, TNT's You Know My Name starring Sam Elliot, as well as Showtime's The Apartment Complex. He also had a recurring role on FOX's critically acclaimed Action, starring Jay Mohr and Illeana Douglas. He can currently be seen hosting Mail Call, his own talk show for the History Channel.
R. Lee Ermey Facts
|Birth Name||Ronald Lee Ermey|
|Birthday||March 24, 1944 (75)|
|Birthplace||Emporia, Kansas, USA|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is R. Lee Ermey compared to you?|
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