Famous Faces on "Red Heat" (1988)!by gattonero975 | created - 13 Aug 2013 | updated - 13 Aug 2013 | Public
These are the stars I recognized on this classic film directed by the great Walter Hill...
Actress | The Princess and the Frog
Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a "national treasure" by TV Guide.com, Jenifer stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), where her hilarious portrayal of "Ruby Johnson" earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics ...
Judge Jenifer Lewis (uncredited)
Stunts | Commando
Michael Adams was born on March 22, 1950 in New Mexico, USA. He is known for his work on Commando (1985), No Way Out (1987) and In the Line of Fire (1993). He died on April 18, 2010 in Newhall, California, USA.
Railroad Engineer (as Mike Adams)
Actor | The Patriot
Joey D. Vieira has just celebrated 65 years in show business. As a child, he co-starred in the first version of Lassie (1954) to come to television, winning, in the years 1954 to 1958, two Emmy Awards for "Best Family Television show". Those four years of the long-running series, with Tommy Rettig ...
Man at Phone Booth
Actor | Pee-wee's Big Adventure
The son of actor Roberto Contreras, character actor Luis Contreras was born on September 18, 1950. Lean and wiry, often sporting a mass of curly hair and drooping mustache, with his piercing dark eyes and angular face Contreras was frequently cast as bums, bikers, criminals, or gang members. ...
The drug dealer wearing a white suit called 'Lupo' that Rostavili (Ed O'Ross) meets outside the bus station is the same 'Lupo' that appears in another Walter Hill film: "Extreme Prejudice" (also played there by Luis Contreras). He appears at the end after Nick Nolte has shot Powers Boothe, and tells him "now you get to wear the white suit".
Actor | Big Stan
Detective (as Bruno Acalinas)
6. Kurt Fuller
Actor | Midnight in Paris
Kurt Fuller was fortunate to launch his career with the movies "Ghostbusters 2" and "Wayne's World". This led to a role in "Anger Management" with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler and the opportunity to be part of the all-star cast of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris". Others may know him best as ...
7. Allan Graf
Stunts | Due Date
Graf is one of Hollywood's premier 2nd unit directors and stunt coordinators whose 35 year career behind the cameras includes the staging of stunts in over five dozen films while directing second unit action on three dozen features, including such recent films as Todd Phillips' comedy "Due Date, "...
Joliet Prison Guard
8. Jason Ronard
Actor | Lethal Weapon
Actor | Gladiator
Born in Denmark, Sven-Ole Thorsen has a remarkable sporting background as a champion bodybuilder, champion power-lifter, and karate black belt that made him an obvious choice for movies roles as "muscle for hire." The hulking 6' 5" actor first came to attention as one of Thulsa Doom's bodyguards......
10. Tiger Chung Lee
Actor | Red Heat
Tiger Chung Lee was born on February 7, 1948 in Tokyo, Japan as Masanori Toguchi. He is an actor, known for Red Heat (1988), The Golden Child (1986) and AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960). He was previously married to Shou Li.
Mongol Hippie (as Masanori Toguchi)
11. Gábor Koncz
Actor | Red Heat
12. Roger Callard
Actor | UHF
Roger Callard started building his body at the age of five. He attended Michigan State University and then participated in bodybuilding championships. He won the 1977 title of Mr. America of the International Federation of Bodybuilders middleweight. At this time he was training with Arnold ...
13. Oleg Vidov
Actor | Thirteen Days
Oleg Borisovich Vidov was born in the suburbs of Moscow on 11 June 1943 to Varvara Vidova, a teacher, and Boris Nikolaievich Garnevich, an economist. As a child he lived with his mother, who worked for the Soviet government in the field of education in Mongolia and East Germany. When his mother was...
14. Peter Jason
Actor | 48 Hrs.
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love...
15. Brion James
Actor | Blade Runner
Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop ...
16. Mike Hagerty
Actor | Overboard
Pat Nunn (as Michael Hagerty)
Actor | Identity
Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People (1987) and Mississippi Burning (1988). In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it ...
18. Gretchen Palmer
Actress | Red Heat
Gretchen Palmer was born on December 16, 1961 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA as Gretchen Frances Palmer. She is known for her work on Red Heat (1988), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and Wishmaster (1997). She has been married to Blake Adams since December 12, 1998. They have one child.
19. Brent Jennings
Actor | Witness
Brent Jennings was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for Witness (1985), Red Heat (1988) and Moneyball (2011). He has been married to Juanita Mahone since August 8, 1985. They have three children.
20. J.W. Smith
Actor | The Warriors
J.W. Smith is a producer and actor with more than 40 years of entertainment experience in motion pictures and television. J.W. grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he began his acting career at The Karamu House Community Theater. In the early 1970s, J.W. moved to New York City where he became a ...
21. Richard Bright
Actor | Once Upon a Time in America
Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park (1971), and then followed it the ...
Det. Sgt. Gallagher
22. Gina Gershon
Actress | Bound
Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania (1981), Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading ...
Catherine 'Cat' Manzetti
Actor | The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer.
Lt. Charlie Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
24. Ed O'Ross
Actor | Red Heat
Rough'n'tumble character actor Ed O'Ross was born as Ed Oross on July 4, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an altar boy as a kid and graduated from Munhall High in 1964. Following graduation O'Ross attended both Point Park College and Carnegie Tech. He was an amateur Golden Gloves boxing ...
Viktor 'Rosta' Rostavili
25. Peter Boyle
Actor | Everybody Loves Raymond
A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades.
He was born on October 18, ...
Cmdr. Lou Donnelly
26. Jim Belushi
Actor | Red Heat
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was comedian John Belushi - he ...
Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik
Actor | Predator
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...
Capt. Ivan Danko
28. Walter Hill
Writer | 48 Hrs.
Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has ...
Director, Producer, Story and Screenplay
29. James Horner
Music_department | Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...
Original Music by James Horner
30. Mario Kassar
Producer | Total Recall
At 18 years old, Mario Kassar made his first film. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1970s to begin his career as filmmakers. Kassar quickly became known as a creative producer in the L.A. motion pictures industry; also noted as one of the inventors of the foreign market and ...
31. Andrew G. Vajna
Producer | Evita
Andy Vajna was born in Budapest. In 1956 at the age of 12, he fled from Hungary and with the support of Red Cross he made his way alone to Canada. Vajna launched his career in the entertainment industry with his purchase of motion picture theaters in the Far East. He founded Panasia Films Limited ...
Executive Producer (as Andrew Vajna)
Stunts | The Running Man
Bennie E. Dobbins was born on November 16, 1932 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Running Man (1987), Weird Science (1985) and Red Heat (1988). He died on February 5, 1988 in Vienna, Austria.
Stunt Coordinator (as Bennie Dobbins)
Film is dedicated to him as he passed away during filming..