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Warren Oates (Warren Mercer Oates)

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Biography

Depoy, Kentucky, USA
Warren Oates was an American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles.

Oates was born in Depoy, a very small Kentucky town. He was the son of Sarah Alice (Mercer) and Bayless Earle Oates, a general store owner. He attended high school in Louisville, continuing on to the University of Louisville and military service with the U.S. Marines.

In college he became interested in the theatre and in 1954 headed for New York to make his mark as an actor. Read more...

Actor

Character: Seaman Kovacs

Up Periscope 1959

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Character: O. W. Hadley

Major Dundee 1965

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Character: Leo Jenks

Welcome to Hard Times 1967

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Character: Marty Gough

The Split 1968

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Character: Walter Charlie

Smith! 1969

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Character: Marty Miller

Crooks and Coronets 1969

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Character: Floyd Moon

There Was a Crooked Man... 1970

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Character: Sgt. Hulka

Stripes 1981

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Character: James Neese

Tough Enough 1983

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Character: Dan

Insight 1960

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Character: Deputy Potter

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: Artie Krebs

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Private Lear

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Hanes McClure

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Ves Painter

Stoney Burke 1962

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Character: G.T.O

Two-Lane Blacktop 1971

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Character: Andrew Sheltin

The Rifleman 1958

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Character: Dink Strahman

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Cyrus Trask

East of Eden 1981

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Character: Capt. Jack Braddock

Blue Thunder 1983

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Character: Col. Willoughby

Sleeping Dogs 1977

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Character: Col. 'Madman' Maddox

1941 1979

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Character: Jimmy Hapgood

Lost in Space 1965

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Character: Lt. Col. Jerry Troper

12 O'Clock High 1964

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Character: Eugene Henson

Slattery's People 1964

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Character: Drago

Lancer 1968

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Character: Maj. Welles

The Blue and the Gray 1982

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