James Gammon

Biography: Gravel-voiced, American character actor James Gammon was first seen on screen as Sleepy in Cool Hand Luke (1967). Looking like a Frederic Remington painting come to life, Gammon has been a welcome presence in many a western feature, notably Silverado (1985), Wyatt Earp (1994) and Wild Bill (1995). His earthy screen persona is flexible enough to accommodate both avuncularity (team manager Lou Brown in the two Major League films) and menace (Horsethief Shorty in 1988's Milagro Beanfield War). Gammon has been a regular on two TV series, playing roadside diner habitue Rudy in Bagdad Café (1990) and divorced, laid-off paterfamilias Dave Nelson in Middle Ages (1992). When not appearing before the cameras, James Gammon has kept busy as a California community-theatre director.

James Gammon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 85 The Iron Giant
Lowest Metascore: 21 Cabin Boy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
20 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The New Daughter Dec 18, 2009 Roger Wayne 5.7
64 Appaloosa Sep 19, 2008 Earl May / Earl May tbd
40 The Far Side of Jericho Apr 27, 2007 The Preacher / The Preacher tbd
55 Don't Come Knocking Mar 17, 2006 Old Ranch Hand / Old Ranch Hand 6.6
47 Silver City Sep 17, 2004 Sheriff Joe Skaggs 5.7
76 This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss Apr 21, 2004 Himself tbd
73 Cold Mountain Dec 25, 2003 Esco Swanger 5.6
37 The Country Bears Jul 26, 2002 Big Al 5.3
31 Life or Something Like It Apr 26, 2002 Pat Kerrigan / Pat Kerrigan 7.6
40 The Cell Aug 18, 2000 Teddy Lee / Teddy Lee tbd
24 One Man's Hero Sep 24, 1999 Gen. Zachary Taylor 5.5
85 The Iron Giant Aug 6, 1999 Foreman Marv Loach/Floyd Turbeaux / Marv Loach/Floyd Turbeaux/General Sudokoff 8.8
57 Traveller Apr 18, 1997 Double D tbd
21 Cabin Boy Jan 7, 1994 Paps 4.7
45 I Love You to Death Apr 6, 1990 Lt. Larry Schooner 5.2
35 Revenge Feb 16, 1990 Texan tbd
62 Major League Apr 7, 1989 Lou Brown / Lou Brown tbd
56 Ironweed Feb 12, 1988 Reverend Chester / Reverend Chester tbd
55 Vision Quest Feb 15, 1985 Kuch's Dad tbd
61 Urban Cowboy Jun 6, 1980 Steve Strange 6.8
46 A Man Called Horse May 1, 1970 Ed tbd
tbd Journey to Shiloh Jun 3, 1968 Tellis Yeager tbd