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American film and television actor

Ed Lauter is ...

Dead
Born 30 Oct 1938 in Long Beach
Died 16 Oct 2013 in Los Angeles
Age74 years, 11 months
Causemesothelioma
Height1.88m (6 ft, 2 in)
Correction?
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
press photo of Ed Lauter for the TV movie The Last Hours Before Morning

About Ed Lauter

Edward Matthew Lauter Jr. ( LAW-tər; October 30, 1938 – October 16, 2013), known as Ed Lauter, was an American actor and stand-up comedian. He appeared in more than 200 films and TV series episodes in a career that spanned over 40 years.

Death

On October 16, 2013, two weeks before his 75th birthday, Lauter died of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, having been diagnosed five months earlier in May.

Following his death, Lauter's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against many well-known broadcasting, automotive, and manufacturing companies for exposing Lauter to asbestos, which led to his death. The suit alleges that Lauter was exposed to asbestos at various movie studios and location sets over his 40-year career as an actor in Los Angeles.

Married five times, he is survived by his fifth wife, Mia Lauter, and his four children from previous marriages. He continued to work until a few months before his death, completing roles in several films still to be released after his death.

Films

Ed Lauter has worked on the following films:

The Artist
2011 French silent film
2011
King Kong
1976 American monster thriller film produced by Dino De Laurentiis
1976
True Romance
1993 film by Tony Scott
1993
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
2006 film by Adam McKay
2006
Thirteen Days
2000 thriller movie on the Cuban missile crisis
2000
The Number 23
2007 American psychological thriller film
2007
Trouble with the Curve
2012 film by Robert Lorenz
2012
Real Genius
1985 film by Martha Coolidge
1985
Death Wish 3
1985 film by Michael Winner
1985
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
2014 film by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
2014
Family Plot
1976 film by Alfred Hitchcock
1976
The Longest Yard
1974 film by Robert Aldrich
1975
Mulholland Falls
1996 film by Lee Tamahori
1996
Gleaming the Cube
1989 film by Graeme Clifford
1989
Magic
1978 American film by Richard Attenborough
1978
Cujo
1983 film by Lewis Teague
1983
Raw Deal
1986 film by John Irvin
1986
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
1987 film by Joe Roth
1987
A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper
2007
Death Hunt
1980 film by Peter R. Hunt
1980
Breakheart Pass
1975 film by Tom Gries
1975
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
2004 film by Phil Tippett
2004
French Connection II
1975 film by John Frankenheimer
1975
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
1982 film by William Dear
1982
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1985 film by Alan Metter
1985
My Blue Heaven
1990 film by Herbert Ross
1990
The Magnificent Seven Ride
1972 film by George McCowan
1972
Bad Company
1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton
1972
Youngblood
1986 film by Peter Markle
1986
School Ties
1992 drama film
1992
Wagons East!
1994 film by Peter Markle
1994
Camille
2008 film by Gregory Mackenzie
2007
The New Centurions
1972 film by Richard Fleischer
1972
The Midnight Man
1974 film by Roland Kibbee
1974
Eureka
1983 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg
1983
The Last American Hero
1973 film by Lamont Johnson
1973
The White Buffalo
1977 film by J. Lee Thompson
1977
Lassiter
1984 film by Roger Young
1984
Rage
George C. Scott movie
1972
The Frankenstein Syndrome
2010
The Gentleman Bandit
2002 film by Jordan Alan
2002
Finders Keepers
1984 film by Richard Lester
1984
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
2012 film by Edward Burns
2012
Purple Heart
2006 film by Bill Birrell
2006
Tennessee Waltz
1989 film by Nicolas Gessner
1989
The Chicken Chronicles
1977
Out in Fifty
1999
Brothers in Arms
2005 film by Jean-Claude La Marre
2005

Television

Ed Lauter has worked on the following shows:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
American crime fiction television series (2000–2015)
2000
Miami Vice
American television series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
American science fiction television series
1987
JAG
American adventure/legal drama television show
1995
The A-Team
American television series
1983
Highlander: The Series
television series
1992
Murder, She Wrote
TV series
1984
ER
American medical drama television series (1994-2009)
1994
The Rockford Files
television series
NYPD Blue
American television police drama
Cold Case
television series (2003-2010)
2003
Homicide: Life on the Street
television series
Walker, Texas Ranger
TV series
1993
Psych
American detective comedy-drama television series
2006
Hawaii Five-O
American police procedural drama series
1968
Magnum, P.I.
television program
1980
St. Elsewhere
television series
1982
The Waltons
American 1972–1981 television series
Ironside
television series beginning in 1967
Millennium
American television series
1996
Kojak
American television series starring Telly Savalas
The Equalizer
television series
Mannix
television series
B. J. and the Bear
1979
CBS Schoolbreak Special
The Magnificent Seven
television series
The Streets of San Francisco
television series
Screen Two
Manimal
television series
Longstreet
Father Dowling Mysteries
television series
1987
Automan
television series
1983
Cannon
television program
How the West Was Won
American western television series
Booker
Crazy like a Fox
American television series
Renegade
American television series
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Police Story
Hardcastle and McCormick
The New Land
Baretta
television series
1975
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
American action/adventure situation comedy