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Robert Knepper is a Actor American born on 8 july 1959 at Fremont (USA)

Robert Knepper

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Birth name Robert Lyle Knepper
Nationality USA
Birth 8 july 1959 (60 years) at Fremont (USA)

Robert Lyle Knepper (born July 8, 1959) is an American actor best known for his role as Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell in the FOX drama series Prison Break from 2005 to 2009 and has also appeared in films such as Good Night, and Good Luck, Hitman and Transporter 3. Knepper joined the cast of Heroes for its fourth and final season as Samuel Sullivan from 2009 to 2010, and he played Sid Rothman in the neo-noir television series Mob City in 2013. He appeared as Antonius in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2.

Biography

Jeunesse
Dès sa naissance, Robert Knepper a un pied dans le monde du spectacle. Né d'un père vétérinaire et d'une mère accessoiriste, marié a Maya knepper il prend goût pour la comédie en passant du temps dans le théâtre communautaire où travaille sa mère. C'est donc tout naturellement que le futur acteur étudie les arts dramatiques, et fait ses armes sur les planches de Chicago et de New York.


Carrière

En octobre 1986, Robert Knepper décroche son premier rôle à Hollywood dans la comédie dramatique That's Life!.

En 1987, il est en tête d'affiche d'un thriller, Wild Thing, où il mène une vie chaotique après avoir été témoin du meurtre de ses parents, alors qu'il n'était qu'un enfant. Quelques mois plus tard, il tourne à deux reprises avec Kiefer Sutherland, d'abord dans Flic et Rebelle puis dans Young Guns 2.



En 1996, il décroche un rôle secondaire dans la comédie musicale de Woody Allen, Tout le monde dit I love you. Également la même année, il joue dans Dead of Night un film assez sombre traitant le thème du vampirisme. Robert Knepper collectionne ensuite les seconds rôles dans des films et téléfilms (le troisième volet de La Mutante et un caméo dans Love and Sex en 2000), mais c'est la télévision qui lui ouvre la voie du succès.

Sa carrière télévisuelle est en effet très prolifique. Il apparaît pour la première fois sur le petit écran en 1986 dans un épisode de The Paper Chase. Le comédien multiplie alors les rôles de guest-star, dans des séries comme L'Enfer du devoir (1987), Star Trek : La Nouvelle Génération, China Beach (1990), New York, police judiciaire (1995), ou encore Urgences (1998). Il revient peu après avec un rôle récurrent dans Hôpital San Francisco (2002), avant de s'installer dans La Caravane de l'étrange (2003), où il joue un animateur radio au début du siècle dernier. Et c'est sans compter un détour par Les Experts : Miami (2004) ou encore Point Pleasant, entre le bien et le mal (2005).

C'est en 2005 que Robert Knepper se fait mondialement connaître. L'acteur se laisse enfermer dans le pénitencier Fox River de la série Prison Break où il tente de se joindre au plan d'évasion de Michael Scofield (joué par Wentworth Miller. Son rôle de Theodore « T-Bag » Bagwell , un psychopathe présent tout au long des cinq saisons de la série, acquérant une certaine renommée, cela lui ouvre les portes de nombreux projets, souvent dans la peau d'un méchant.

Il croise ainsi successivement Bruce Willis dans Otage, George Clooney Good Night and Good Luck et devient l'ennemi préféré des productions EuropaCorp dans Hitman et Le Transporteur 3 où il tient tête à Jason Statham.

Au cours des années 2010, Robert Knepper a surtout été présent à la télévision, à travers deux rôles récurrents dans Heroes et Stargate Universe. Son retour au cinéma se fait dans une production française, le biopic Cloclo. Aux côtés du Claude Francois campé par Jérémie Renier, il interprète un autre chanteur mythique, Frank Sinatra.

Notons sa présence dans Hunger Games : La Révolte, partie 1 et 2 en 2014 et 2015.

De novembre 2015 à février 2016, il tourne en Thaïlande dans le film Chasse à l'homme 2 (Hard Target 2) de Roel Reiné, produit par John Woo où il interprète de nouveau le méchant de l'intrigue. Ce film est une suite indirecte au film Chasse à l'homme avec Jean-Claude Van Damme.

En novembre 2017, Robert Knepper est accusé de harcèlement sexuel par une costumière lors du tournage du film Gas, Food Lodging en 1991. Pour le moment, l'acteur n'a pas réagi aux propos rapportés par le The Hollywood Reporter.
Sur le réseau social instagram, le 9 novembre 2017, il dit être choqué et anéanti d'être faussement accusé de violences envers une femme.[1]

Best films

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Filmography of Robert Knepper (35 films)

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Actor

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 1h58
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Cobie Smulders, Tom Cruise, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Danika Yarosh
Roles General Harkness
Rating60% 3.045273.045273.045273.045273.04527
Jack Reacher revient dans sa base militaire en Virginie pour y dîner avec une collègue, Susan Turner. Toutefois rendu sur place, il apprend que cette dernière a été arrêtée pour espionnage et que lui-même est accusé de plusieurs meurtres.
Hard Target 2, 1h44
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Scott Adkins, Robert Knepper, Rhona Mitra, Temuera Morrison, Adam Saunders, Troy Honeysett
Roles Aldrich
Rating53% 2.655242.655242.655242.655242.65524
Wes Baylor, demi-frère de Chance Boudreaux, doit lutter pour sa vie lorsqu'il est coincé dans un jeu mortel organisé par des hommes spécialisés dans la chasse à l'homme.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, 2h17
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Gwendoline Christie, Robert Knepper
Roles Antonius
Rating65% 3.256213.256213.256213.256213.25621
With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida, (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Although rebels - including fellow victors, Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright)- now control most of Panem, the girl on fire must still overcome one last challenge to win President Snow's "game" - to conquer the Capitol at the risk of losing her friends and loved ones. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future of Panem.
Ride
Ride (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Helen Hunt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Surfing films
Actors Luke Wilson, Brenton Thwaites, Helen Hunt, Leonor Varela, Robert Knepper, David Zayas
Roles Peter
Rating57% 2.8524852.8524852.8524852.8524852.852485
A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, 2h3
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper
Roles Antonius
Rating66% 3.30283.30283.30283.30283.3028
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an independent district isolated from the rest of Panem that has been spearheading the rebellion, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the "Mockingjay"—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their "hearts and minds" strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor's Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin's Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued and pardoned at the earliest opportunity, and that her sister, Prim, will be allowed to keep her cat.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, 1h46
Directed by Thor Freudenthal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sean Bean, Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel
Roles Kronos
Rating58% 2.903382.903382.903382.903382.90338
In the summer of 2006, Percy recounts the story of Thalia and her sacrifice. A young Annabeth, Luke, Grover and Thalia are running to Camp Half-Blood while being pursued by monsters. Thalia sacrifices herself to get the others into the camp, and her father Zeus transforms her into a pine tree, creating a magical border around the camp. Soon a Cyclops passes through the border and is revealed to be Tyson, Percy's half-brother. The camp is later attacked by a Colchis Bull who breaks through the border and ravages Camp Half-Blood. Percy defeats it with the help of Tyson, Annabeth, and Clarisse. Following this, Luke Castellan (who had survived his and Percy's battle in the previous film) appears and confronts Percy, trying to convert him to his cause. When Percy refuses, Luke disappears.
R.I.P.D.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
, 1h36
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Robert Knepper, Marisa Miller
Roles Nawlicki
Rating56% 2.801092.801092.801092.801092.80109
Boston Police Department officers Detective Sergeant Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) and Detective Lieutenant Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon) discover and steal several shards of gold while on duty. Nick buries his share under an orange tree sapling in his garden; his wife, Julia (Stephanie Szostak), thinks that the tree is a surprise gift and mentions how content she is with their life together. Nick realizes that they do not need the gold, and decides to submit it as evidence. During a subsequent raid, Hayes, dissatisfied with Nick's stroke of conscience, kills him.
My Way
My Way (2012)
, 2h28
Directed by Florent-Emilio Siri
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jérémie Rénier, Benoît Magimel, Joséphine Japy, Monica Scattini, Robert Knepper, Armin Rohde
Roles Frank Sinatra
Rating68% 3.4320953.4320953.4320953.4320953.432095
La vie du chanteur populaire Claude François, de sa jeunesse à Ismaïlia en Égypte, jusqu'à sa mort accidentelle dans son appartement parisien survenue le 11 mars 1978.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, 1h30
Directed by John Stockwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Cam Gigandet, Kathleen Robertson, William Fichtner, Robert Knepper, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodríguez
Roles Lieutenant Commander
Rating57% 2.8522652.8522652.8522652.8522652.852265
En 2011 au Pakistan, le raid des forces spéciales américaines contre Oussama ben Laden.
Earth's Final Hours, 1h24
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction
Actors Julia Anderson, Cameron Bright, Hiro Kanagawa, Robert Knepper, Roark Critchlow, Bruce Davison
Roles John Streich
Rating40% 2.012392.012392.012392.012392.01239
La Terre a été percutée et traversée par le jet d'un trou blanc en tuant au passage un astrophysicien sous les yeux de John Streich, agent du FBI. Ses chefs ne tardent pas à se rendre compte que cet impact va entraîner l'arrêt de la rotation de la Terre et de son champ magnétique protecteur. Seule une étroite bande du globe, la « zone verte » restera habitable, à condition de créer un champ magnétique artificiel à l'aide de deux vieux satellites du projet « Résonateur ». L'un de ses créateurs du projet est celui tué par l'impact, l'autre, Kingsley Rothman, est détenu par le FBI qui cherche à le convaincre d'activer les satellites.
Prison Break: The Final Break
Directed by Kevin Hooks, Brad Turner
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Sarah Wayne Callies
Roles Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Rating78% 3.9462053.9462053.9462053.9462053.946205
The story starts off with Sara being arrested for the murder of Christina (Scofield) Hampton, during her and Michael's wedding party. At the Miami-Dade State Penitentiary, overcrowding necessitates that the female prison and jail are housed in the same building. Gretchen Morgan watches from a distance, having been imprisoned after the events in "The Sunshine State". Sara is attacked as revenge by the Miami-Dade COs for having left the door unlocked, allowing the "Fox River Eight" to escape and eventual dismissal or suspension of several staff members of Fox River.
The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1h43
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Environmental films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, John Cleese
Roles Colonel
Rating54% 2.7493952.7493952.7493952.7493952.749395
In 1928, a solitary mountaineer encounters a glowing sphere. He loses consciousness and when he wakes, the sphere has gone and there is a scar on his hand where a sample of his DNA has been taken.
Transporter 3, 1h44
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes La provence, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jason Statham, François Berléand, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova, David Atrakchi, Eriq Ebouaney
Roles Johnson
Rating61% 3.050013.050013.050013.050013.05001
A ship arrives, carrying toxic chemicals that have killed two of its crew members. Frank Martin and Inspector Tarconi fish in the Marseilles when Tarconi receives a call about a black Audi A8 that speeds past French customs and evades the police in a car chase. While Tarconi returns to headquarters to give Frank's alibi, in Odessa, Ukraine, the Environmental Agency Minister (Leonid Tomilenko) receives a threat from Ecocorp boss Johnson to reopen business negotiations. At night, the Audi crashes into Frank's home, with a wounded transporter, Malcolm Melville, whom Frank had referred when he declined a previous job. As paramedics take away Malcolm, Frank discovers in the backseat a woman who warns him not to take her from the car; she shows him a metal bracelet she and Malcolm have been wearing. Frank rushes outside, but the ambulance explodes. He is knocked out by a henchman.
Hitman
Hitman (2007)
, 1h34
Directed by Xavier Gens
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Robert Knepper, Olga Kurylenko, Ulrich Thomsen, James Faulkner
Roles Yuri Marklov
Rating62% 3.147493.147493.147493.147493.14749
At an unknown location, near a remote asylum, a group of young bald boys are receiving tattoos of bar codes on the back of their heads; men observe, direct, and coordinate the training of these young boys in firearms and hand-to-hand combat, as well as stamina and strength. In these scenes, it is shown that these young boys are trained from an early age to be professional, international hitmen-for-hire.
Good Night, and Good Luck., 1h33
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Films about television, Political films
Actors David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Grant Heslov, Frank Langella
Roles Don Surine
Rating73% 3.6989853.6989853.6989853.6989853.698985
Set in 1953, during the early days of television broadcast journalism. Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and his dedicated staff — headed by his co-producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney) and reporter Joseph Wershba (Robert Downey, Jr.) in the CBS newsroom—defy corporate and sponsorship pressures, and discredit the tactics used by Joseph McCarthy during his crusade to root out Communist elements within the government.