R.I.P. Ed Lauter

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Melakon, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    Ed Lauter, who played the father of the dead cadet in "The First Duty", has died at 74. A long time character actor, he played good guys and bad guys, appearing with stars like Burt Reynolds and Charles Bronson.

  2. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

    Jul 25, 2012
    Va. Beach, VA
    Sad. He seemed to appear in every television show I watched. Good work in "The First Duty."
  3. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    A great character actor - his list of credits was pretty impressive. RIP.
  4. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 10, 2013
    I think it's too bad he didn't play a more significant role in Trek. That scene with him apologizing for his son's mistake was just flat out great, should have been on the list among other actors who Trek likes to bring back every once in awhile.

  5. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 27, 2012
    Bay Area, CA
    For me, he's the uppity cop from The Rocketeer. As a kid, seeing him next in a subdued role in The First Duty was a surprise. I expected him to be a hard-ass or something.
  6. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    Great character actor who was everywhere in the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

    R.I.P.---you did memorable work and we wanted to see more of it!
  7. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 10, 2013
    If only Wesley confessed when he came to apologize for his son.

    "What? You little shit!" *beats Wesley*
  8. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 12, 2009
    Remember him fondly from his A-Team episodes, two of the best!
  9. flandry84

    flandry84 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 24, 2007
    Sunshine cottage,Lollipop lane,Latveria
    Sad news.
    A fine character actor and another familiar face from TV gone.:(
  10. Durek

    Durek Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 26, 2005
    Both of which featured Tricia O'Neil (Capt. Garrett from "Yesterday's Enterprise). I also remember Lauter from Death Wish 3 with Charles Bronson.
  11. datagal

    datagal Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2002
    Detroit: Where datagal lives
    I will always remembered him as the head prison guard/quarterback in The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds from 1974.

    "Game ball".

    RIP, Mr. Lauter.
  12. Toxteth O´Grady

    Toxteth O´Grady Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2006
    Illinois, USA
    He was a pretty great character actor.

    The thing I most remember him from was Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise! He fit right in with those damn Alpha Betas who tormented the poor Tri-Lambs. :mad:

    I also remember him as the football coach in Not Another Teen Movie.

    Not the best examples from his career, but he was memorable in both of those movies. :)