R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

actor, additional crew, producer

R. Lee Ermey was born on Mar 24, 1944 in USA. R. Lee Ermey's big-screen debut came with The Boys in Company C directed by Sidney J. Furie in 1978, strarring Sgt. Loyce (as Lee Ermey). R. Lee Ermey is known for Toy Story 3 directed by Lee Unkrich, Tom Hanks stars as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. R. Lee Ermey has got 2 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award R. Lee Ermey achieved is Telly Awards. The upcoming new tvshow R. Lee Ermey plays is GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey - Season 3 which will be released on Apr 15, 2015.

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did two tours in Okinawa, Japan. After injuries forced him to retire from the Corps, he moved to the Phillipines, enrolling in the University of Manila, where he studied Criminology and Drama. He appeared in several Filipino films before being cast as a helicopter pilot in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979). Due to his Vietnam experiences, Coppola also utilized him as a technical adviser. He got a featured role in Sidney J. Furie's Les boys de la compagnie C (1978), playing a drill instructor. Ermey worked with Furie again in Purple Hearts (1984).However, his most famous (or infamous) role came as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. He did win the best supporting actor award from The Boston Society of Film Critics. Since then, he has appeared in numerous character roles in such films as Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Seven (1995) and La dernière marche (1995). However, Ermey prefers comedy to drama, and has a comedic role in Diablesse (2001).

  • Birthday

    Mar 24, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Emporia, Kansas, USA

Known For


2 wins & 4 nominations

Telly Awards
Online Video
Winner - Bronze Telly
Someone Picked the Wrong Girl (2013)
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - BSFC Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows