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Darrell Sandeen is a Actor American born on 13 july 1930 at Chicago (USA)

Darrell Sandeen

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Nationality USA
Birth 13 july 1930 at Chicago (USA)
Death 26 january 2009 (at 78 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Darrell Sandeen (July 13, 1930 – January 22, 2009) was a character actor who specialized in playing menacing or offbeat people. Perhaps his best-known role was as corrupt cop "Buzz" Meeks in L.A. Confidential.

Sandeen started as a stage actor on Broadway, appearing in the original casts of Young Abe Lincoln, Can-Can, Here's Love, a revival of Guys and Dolls, A Joyful Noise, and The Fig Leaves are Falling. He can be heard on three cast albums.

Moving to Hollywood, he appeared on such television shows as Bonanza and Route 66. He was featured in L.A. Confidential, Blazing Saddles, and They Call Me Bruce?. Sandeen continued acting until shortly before his death; later roles included appearing as a possible conspirator in the Kennedy assassination in Interview with the Assassin, playing opposite porn star Mary Carey in Pervert!, and playing Homeless Al in String Theory. Sandeen remained active in theatre as part of the Musical Theatre Guild in Los Angeles.

Sandeen died on January 22, 2009, of complications following a stroke.

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Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1 films)
Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1 films)
Elliott Hong
Elliott Hong
(1 films)
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Filmography of Darrell Sandeen (5 films)

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Pervert!
Pervert! (2005)
, 1h21
Directed by Jonathan Yudis
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Mary Carey, Darrell Sandeen, Jonathan Yudis
Rating45% 2.2609552.2609552.2609552.2609552.260955
College student James (Andrews) arrives from New Orleans at a desert ranch owned by his father, Hezekiah (Sandeen) to help out. Soon after arriving, James is hit on by Hezekiah's wife, Cheryl (Carey), and starts having nightmares. James and Cheryl are caught by Hezekiah having sex, Cheryl and Hezekiah have a fight, then she leaves the ranch that night.
Interview with the Assassin, 1h25
Directed by Neil Burger
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Raymond J. Barry, Christel Khalil, Kate Williamson, Lillias White, Darrell Sandeen
Rating64% 3.243433.243433.243433.243433.24343
An unemployed cameraman, Ron Kobeleski (Haggerty), is asked by his reclusive neighbor, a retired Marine named Walter Ohlinger (Barry) who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, to document a startling confession: that he, not Lee Harvey Oswald, killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. A stunned Kobeleski learns that the conspiracy theory that says there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll is true — because he was that second gunman. To prove it, he shows Kobeleski a spent casing from the rifle he used.
L.A. Confidential, 2h18
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution
Actors Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell
Roles Buzz Meeks
Rating81% 4.0984254.0984254.0984254.0984254.098425
In early 1950s Los Angeles, Detective Sergeant Edmund "Ed" Exley (Guy Pearce), the son of a legendary LAPD detective, is determined to live up to his father's reputation. His intelligence, insistence on following regulations and cold demeanor contribute to his isolation from other officers. He exacerbates this resentment by volunteering to testify in a police brutality case, insisting on a promotion to Detective Lieutenant against the advice of Captain Dudley Smith (James Cromwell). Exley's ambition is fueled by the murder of his father by an unknown assailant, to whom he refers as "Rollo Tomasi" to give him personality.
They Call Me Bruce?, 1h27
Directed by Elliott Hong
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Bill Capizzi, Harvey Vernon, Eric Emerson, John Fujioka
Roles Trigger
Rating55% 2.7996652.7996652.7996652.7996652.799665
The movie opens with a young boy running to meet his grandfather (played by Yune), who lies dying on his bed. The young boy sadly explains that he could not find the medicine required to cure his grandfather's ailment and wonders aloud who will take care of him after his grandfather dies. His dying grandfather attempts to reassure the young boy, and explains that he should go to America. He further explains that when he was younger and working as a merchant marine, he met "the most beautiful girl" in America, and tells the young boy that if he goes there, she will take very good care of him. As the young boy is asking how to find her, his grandfather dies and the movie fades to black.
Blazing Saddles, 1h29
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Films about films
Actors Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks
Roles KKK Man (uncredited)
Rating76% 3.8473453.8473453.8473453.8473453.847345
In the American Old West of 1874, construction on a new railroad led by Lyle (Burton Gilliam) runs into quicksand. The route has to be changed, which will require it to go through Rock Ridge, a frontier town where everyone has the last name of "Johnson" (including a "Howard Johnson," a "Dr. Samuel Johnson," a "Van Johnson" and an "Olson N. Johnson"). The conniving State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) – who constantly has to correct people who call him "Hedy", the name of a movie star, instead of "Hedley" – wants to buy the land along the new railroad route cheaply by driving out the townspeople. He sends a gang of thugs, led by his flunky assistant Taggart (Slim Pickens), to scare them away, prompting the townsfolk to demand that Governor William J. Le Petomane (Mel Brooks) appoint a new sheriff. Lamarr persuades the dim-witted Le Petomane to select Bart (Cleavon Little), a black railroad worker who was about to be hanged, as he believes a black lawman will so offend the townspeople that they will either abandon Rock Ridge or lynch the new sheriff, with either result paving the way for him to take over the town.