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Paul Gleason (Paul Xavier Gleason)

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Biography

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Character actor Paul Gleason has been adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleaze bags in motion pictures since the early 1960s, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go (1965). Gleason has made a name for himself portraying these unlikeable characters in films. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gleason studied extensively at the Actor's Studio in New York City in the mid-60s with Lee Strasberg (his mentor) and was seen in a handful of Roger Corman productions before landing a a three-year role on the TV soap opera All My Children (1970). Read more...

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Character: Ski Resort Guest

Winter A-Go-Go 1965

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Character: Mr. Leffingwell's Aide

Where Does It Hurt? 1972

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Character: Det. Frank Daley

He Knows You're Alone 1980

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Character: James Paddington

The Book of Caleb 2008

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Character: Sheriff Halderman

Abominable 2006

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Character: Professor McDoogle

Van Wilder 2002

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Character: Lt. Bobby Pickett

Money Talks 1997

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Character: Whittmar

A Time to Revenge 1997

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Character: Kenny Bacon

I Love Trouble 1994

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Character: Transaction Man

Boiling Point 1993

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Character: Calvin Hogg

Running Cool 1993

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Character: Sheriff Brenner

Wild Cactus 1993

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Character: Lt. Hank Petkavich

Fourth Story 1991

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Character: Marvin Wells

Rich Girl 1991

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Character: Sgt. Frank Lackley

Miami Blues 1990

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Character: Wayne Hisler

Johnny Be Good 1988

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Character: John Schoonover

Challenge of a Lifetime 1985

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Character: Clarence Beeks

Trading Places 1983

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Character: John Bagwell

No Code of Conduct 1998

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Character: Dean Van Buren

Red Letters 2000

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Character: Warden Doyle

Social Misfits 2001

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Character: Dean Hanson

The Myersons 2001

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Character: Det. Robinson

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Andy Stryker

Falcon Crest 1981

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Character: Henry Dutton

Beauty and the Beast 1987

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Character: Lt. Sammy

The Great Santini 1979

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Character: Jacques Arnot

Magnum, P.I. 1980

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Character: Detective Crespi

Cagney & Lacey 1981

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Character: Edson Ballon

Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1983

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Character: Police Detective with Broadhurst

McCloud 1970

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Character: Greenleaf

The Equalizer 1985

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Character: Instructor Chuck Williams

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Jack Fish

Hardcastle and McCormick 1983

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Character: Marty Colby

Call to Glory 1984

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Character: Himself

Looking for Richard 1996

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Character: Capt. Ernest 'Tex' Lee

Ike: The War Years 1979

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Character: Matt Margolis

Sticks and Stones 0

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Character: Lou Powers

George to the Third Power 0

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Character: Scott Kollbrenner

The Dark 0

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Character: Johnson the CIA Agent

The Mulravian Candidate 0

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