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Joe Don Baker is a Actor American born on 12 february 1936 at Groesbeck (USA)

Joe Don Baker

Joe Don Baker
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Nationality USA
Birth 12 february 1936 (84 years) at Groesbeck (USA)

Joe Don Baker (born February 12, 1936) is an American character actor and a life member of the Actors Studio, known for iconic roles as a Mafia hitman in Charley Varrick, deputy sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III in Final Justice, real-life Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser in Walking Tall, brute-force-with-a-badge detective Mitchell in Mitchell, James Bond villain Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights, CIA Agent Jack Wade in the James Bond films GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, NYPD Chief of Detectives Earl Eischied in the television police drama Eischied, and his BAFTA-nominated performance in Edge of Darkness.

Biography

Baker was born in Groesbeck, Texas, the son of Edna (née McDonald) and Doyle Charles Baker. He attended the University of North Texas. In 1964 he appeared on stage in ''Marathon '33 at the ANTA Theatre in New York City. He got his start in acting as an uncredited character in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke'' and as an illiterate vending machine robber in a 1969 episode of the TV series Mod Squad, but his real beginnings came when he scored the role of Steve McQueen's younger brother in Sam Peckinpah's Junior Bonner. He later starred in the 1973 film Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson and also starring in the filmmaker's final work, Framed, two years later. Baker was offered a cameo in the remake, but declined the offer.

His work in 1973's Charley Varrick may remain Baker's most memorable success. Baker was praised for a courageous and offbeat portrait of the sadistic hitman Molly. The film starred Walter Matthau as the bank robber Varrick, and won a British Academy Award.

Baker has given many outstanding performances in a career spanning four decades. In 1980, he became the first actor to receive $1,000,000 to star in a television series, the short-lived Eischeid.

He was "The Whammer," a baseball player modeled after Babe Ruth, in the 1984 baseball drama The Natural that starred Robert Redford. In a scene, the Whammer takes three swings at pitches from the young Roy Hobbs to try to impress a mysterious woman they have met on a train.

In 1985, he portrayed the corrupt Chief Jerry Karlin in Fletch. In the UK, Baker is probably best known as CIA agent Darius Jedburgh from the BBC Television drama serial Edge of Darkness. He was nominated for "Best Actor" by the British Academy Television Awards, losing to his co-star Bob Peck.

Martin Scorsese directed him as a private detective in 1991's Cape Fear, hired by a man (Nick Nolte) whose family is being threatened by a psychopathic ex-convict (Robert De Niro).

While actor Carroll O'Connor was undergoing heart bypass surgery, Baker took his place on the television series In the Heat of the Night. Baker appeared as Captain Tom Dugan, a retired police captain who filled in while O'Connor's character was away at a police convention. Recently, he has appearances in "Joe Dirt" "The Dukes of Hazzard" "Strange Wilderness." Baker plays "King" in "Mud" with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Sam Shepard. Directed by Jeff Nichols, opening in 2012. Marking his 45th year as a film actor.

Best films

GoldenEye (1995)
(Actor)
The Living Daylights (1987)
(Actor)
Cape Fear (1991)
(Actor)
Congo (1995)
(Actor)
Fletch (1985)
(Actor)
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Joe Don Baker (52 films)

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Mud
Mud (2013)
, 2h15
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard, Jacob Lofland
Roles King
Rating73% 3.697713.697713.697713.697713.69771
Two 14-year-old boys in De Witt, Arkansas, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), have found a boat stuck high in a tree on a small island in the Arkansas River. They want to claim it for themselves but discover someone is living in it. They meet him, a strange man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey), who claims to have grown up nearby. He tells the boys that he needs food and promises to give them the boat if they help him while he stays on the island.
Strange Wilderness, 1h27
Directed by Fred Wolf
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Robert Patrick, Justin Long, Ernest Borgnine
Roles Bill Calhoun
Rating52% 2.64952.64952.64952.64952.6495
Peter Gaulke is the host of an unsuccessful nature program called Strange Wilderness. When the show is threatened with cancellation, he goes in search of the elusive bigfoot in order to restore ratings.
The Dukes of Hazzard, 1h44
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Steve Lemme, Willie Nelson
Roles Governor Jim Applewhite
Rating51% 2.551032.551032.551032.551032.55103
Cousins Bo (Seann William Scott), Luke (Johnny Knoxville), and Daisy Duke (Jessica Simpson) run a moonshine business for their Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson) in the fictional Hazzard County, Georgia. The cousins' primary mode of transportation is an orange 1969 Dodge Charger that the boys affectionately refer to as 'The General Lee'. Along the way, the family is tormented by corrupt Hazzard County Commissioner Jefferson Davis Hogg, widely known as "Boss Hogg" (Burt Reynolds), and his willing but dimwitted henchman, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (M.
Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Dennie Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Jaime Pressly
Roles Don, Brandy's Dad
Rating59% 2.9978752.9978752.9978752.9978752.997875
Joe Dirt is a custodian at a Los Angeles radio station, sleeping in a janitor's closet in the basement. A producer discovers Joe being bullied in the hallway, and drags him into the studio to talk live on the air with famous disc jockey, shock jock Zander Kelly. Joe tells his life story. As a baby he had a mullet wig installed because the top of his skull had never formed. At age 8, he was left behind by his parents and young sister at the Grand Canyon. He does not know his real last name. After growing up in a series of foster homes, Joe arrives in Silvertown, a small town in the Pacific Northwest, where he meets beautiful Brandy and her dog, Charlie, and becomes a target for jealousy from Robby, the town bully, who has a crush on Brandy.
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, 3h12
Directed by John Erman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Lauren Bacall, Richard Chamberlain, Mare Winningham, Lindsay Frost, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Michael Nouri
Roles Buck Duke
Rating65% 3.2928053.2928053.2928053.2928053.292805
Ce téléfilm en deux parties retrace la vie de Doris Duke, célèbre milliardaire.
Poodle Springs, 1h40
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Origin USA
Genres Noir, Crime
Actors James Caan, Dina Meyer, David Keith, Tom Bower, Joe Don Baker, Michael Laskin
Roles P.J. Parker
Rating61% 3.052743.052743.052743.052743.05274
In 1963, an aging Philip Marlowe (James Caan) is newly married to young socialite Laura Parker (Dina Meyer). The private investigator leaves his Los Angeles apartment behind and sets up a new base of operations in Poodle Springs, an upscale community in the desert a couple hours from L.A. (a parody of Palm Springs), where he and his wife intend to live.
Tomorrow Never Dies, 1h59
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about writers, Films about children, Spy films, Films about journalists, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Robot films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn
Roles Jack Wade
Rating64% 3.248943.248943.248943.248943.24894
MI6 sends James Bond, agent 007, into the field to spy on a terrorist arms bazaar on the Russian border. Via television, MI6 and the Royal Navy identify several wanted men, including the American "techno-terrorist" Henry Gupta, who is buying a GPS encoder made by the US military. Despite M's insistence to let 007 finish his reconnaissance, British Admiral Roebuck launches a missile attack on the arms bazaar. Bond then discovers two Soviet nuclear torpedoes mounted on an L-39 Albatros, and as the missile is too far along to be aborted, 007 hijacks the L-39 and flies away seconds before the bazaar is struck. Amidst the confusion, Gupta escapes with the encoder.
George Wallace, 2h58
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Angelina Jolie, Joe Don Baker, Mark Valley
Roles Big Jim Folsom
Rating72% 3.6414453.6414453.6414453.6414453.641445
George Wallace portrays the political life of a complex man. Initially an ordinary Southern judge, Wallace transforms himself to achieve political success and glory, becoming one of the most reviled political figures in America. Finally, a failed assassination attempt which leaves him paralyzed and in pain leads him to realize what he has become.
Mars Attacks!, 1h46
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Politique, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sylvia Sidney
Roles Richie's Dad
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
In Kentucky, a family watches an enormous horde of cattle running past their home, having caught fire, and a flying saucer leaving Earth. The ship explodes before it returns to Mars, and hundreds of other Martian ships leave Mars and head towards Earth.
Congo
Congo (1995)
, 1h49
Directed by Frank Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Natural horror films, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Heslov
Roles R.B. Travis
Rating53% 2.650222.650222.650222.650222.65022
Charles Travis (Bruce Campbell) and Karen Ross (Laura Linney) are testing a communications laser in a remote part of the Congo near a dormant volcano when Charles' friend Jeffrey (Taylor Nichols) discovers an ancient lost city's ruins. When Jeffrey and Charles go to explore it, they are both mysteriously killed. While Karen waits at headquarters, she activates a video feed and sees a destroyed camp with several dead bodies. The camera is then suddenly knocked over by a strange creature, ending the transmission. TraviCom's CEO and Charles' father R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) reveals they were really exploring the Congo to find a rare blue diamond that's only found at the volcanic site.
GoldenEye
GoldenEye (1995)
, 2h10
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about computing, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Gangster films, Satellite
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker
Roles Jack Wade
Rating71% 3.5979353.5979353.5979353.5979353.597935
In 1986 MI6 officers James Bond—agent 007—and Alec Trevelyan—agent 006—infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility at Arkhangelsk and plant explosive charges. Trevelyan is shot by Colonel Arkady Ourumov, but Bond steals a Pilatus PC-6 Porter and flees from the facility as it explodes.
The Underneath, 1h39
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Peter Gallagher, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner, Paul Dooley, Joe Don Baker, Shelley Duvall
Roles Clay Hinkle
Rating60% 3.0482253.0482253.0482253.0482253.048225
Michael Chambers returns home to celebrate his mother's remarriage. Michael had fled his hometown due to gambling indiscretions and had left his wife Rachel to deal with the mess he created. He must now reassimilate into the town, renew his relationships with his family and friends (and enemies) and, most of all, seek out his ex-wife to woo her again.
The Grass Harp, 1h47
Directed by Charles Matthau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong, Nell Carter, Jack Lemmon
Roles Sheriff Junius Candle
Rating69% 3.497023.497023.497023.497023.49702
Set in a small 1940s Alabama town, the film follows Collin Fenwick (Edward Furlong) as he is sent to live with his father's maiden cousins, the sweet Dolly (Piper Laurie) and the overbearing Verena (Sissy Spacek), following the death of his mother. He soon discovers that the Talbo household is anything but normal. After also losing his father, Collin grows to be close to Dolly and Catherine (Nell Carter) and becomes acquainted with the eccentric townspeople, from the gossip-loving barber (Roddy McDowall) to a traveling evangelist with fifteen illegitimate kids (Mary Steenburgen). To escape Verena's oppression, Dolly, Collin, and Catherine run away to an old tree house in the woods. Their rebellion sparks a series of events that change their lives and the entire town as well.