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Leon Rippy (born October 30, 1949) is an American actor who portrayed Tom Nuttall on HBO's Deadwood, and later reprised his role in Deadwood: The Movie.

Biography[]

Rippy's acting career developed through appearances in regional theatrical productions. He founded and operated two theatre companies. Rippy has appeared in more than seventy plays. His non-acting occupations have included working with a circus and as a foreman of a cattle ranch. At one time he was regarded as an accomplished ballet dancer.[1]

Rippy has worked with Roland Emmerich on seven movies: Moon 44 (1990), Eye of the Storm (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Stargate (1994), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Patriot (2000), and Eight Legged Freaks (2002). He also had roles in The Alamo (2004) and The Lone Ranger (2013).[1]

His television appearances include a guest role on Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Neutral Zone"), Quantum Leap, Walker, Texas Ranger, Werewolf, Leverage, Six Feet Under, and Deadwood, a HBO series in which he played Tom Nuttall. Rippy co-starred in the TNT crime drama series Saving Grace. He also appeared in North and South as Sanders, and in Alcatraz as Dr. Beauregard.[1]

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  • Tales of the Third Dimension as Freddie (1984)
  • Firestarter as Blinded Agent (1984)
  • Chain Gang (1984)
  • Hyperspace as Roy (1984)
  • Rockin' Road Trip as Earl Reese (1985)
  • Marie as Gary Gerbitz (1985)
  • The Color Purple as Store Clerk (1985)
  • Raw Deal as Man in Tux (1986)
  • Maximum Overdrive as Brad (1986)
  • No Mercy as Man #2 (1986)
  • King Kong Lives as Hunter (1986)
  • The Bedroom Window as Seedy Bartender (1987)
  • Hit the Road Running as Doogan (1987)
  • The Rutherford County Line (1987)
  • Born to Race as Joel (1988)
  • Dead or Alive as Chub Dumont (TV Movie, 1988)
  • Illegally Yours as Prosecutor (1988)
  • Track 29 as Trucker (1988)
  • Traxx as Killer (1988)
  • Jesse (TV Movie, 1988)
  • Loose Cannons as Weskit (1990)
  • Moon 44 as Master Sergeant Sykes (1990)
  • Young Guns II as Bob Ollinger (1990)
  • The Hot Spot as Deputy Tate (1990)
  • Eye of the Storm as Sheriff (1991)
  • Hard Time Romance as Hugh Dean Simpson (1991)
  • Kuffs as Kane (1992)
  • Universal Soldier as Woodward (1992)
  • Beyond the Law as Virgil (1993)
  • A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives as J D (TV Movie, 1993)
  • Stargate as General W.O. West (1994)
  • The Arrival as DOD #1 (1996)
  • Still Movin' as Mr. Jennings (1997)
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil as Detective Boone (1997)
  • The Thirteenth Floor as Jane's Lawyer (1999)
  • The Patriot as John Billings (2000)
  • Eight Legged Freaks as Wade (2002)
  • The Life of David Gale as Braxton Belyeu (2003)
  • The Alamo as Sgt. William Ward (2004)
  • Gridiron Gang as Paul Higa (2006)
  • The Lone Ranger as Collins (2013)
  • Deadwood: The Movie as Tom Nuttall (TV Movie, 2019)

TV Series[]

  • Chiefs as Tommy Allen (1983)
  • North & South: Book 2, Love & War as Sanders (1986)
  • Werewolf as Crawford (1987)
  • Hunter as Russ Tolson (1988)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation as L.Q. 'Sonny' Clemmons (1988)
  • Hardball (1989)
  • Quantum Leap as Sheriff Taggart (1990)
  • Diagnosis Murder as Bob Cole (1993)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger as Chastain / Vince Pike / Dewey Baker (1993, 1997, 2001)
  • Gun as Scooter (1997)
  • The Visitor as Agent Nicholas LaRue (1997-1998)
  • CI5: The New Professionals as Lang (1999)
  • The Fugitive as Buddy LaRue (2001)
  • Six Feet Under as Daddy (2003)
  • Deadwood as Tom Nuttall (2004-2006)
  • Saving Grace as Earl (2007-2010)
  • Leverage as Jack Latimer / Mysterious Man (2011-2012)
  • Alcatraz as Dr. Milton Beauregard (2012)
  • Under the Dome as Ollie Dinsmore (2013)
  • Rectify as Lezley (2014)
  • 11.22.63 as Harry Dunning (2016)
  • The Blacklist as Hunter (2016-2017)

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