Oct. 30th, 1949
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Leon Rippy's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Rippy was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina.He developed a love for theatre while in high school and college. Hisacting career developed through appearances in regional theatricalproductions. Rippy founded and operated two theatre companies, and at one time was regarded as an accomplished ballet dancer.Rippy has appeared in more than seventy plays. His non-actingoccupations have included working with a circus and as a foreman of a cattle ranch.Rippy has worked with Roland Emmerich on seven movies including: Moon 44 (1990), Eye of the Storm (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Stargate (1994), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Patriot (2000), Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and also had a role in the 2004 film The Alamo.
Television appearances include a guest role on Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Neutral Zone"), Quantum Leap, Walker, Texas Ranger, Leverage, Six Feet Under and as Tom Nuttall on the HBO series Deadwood. Rippy had a co-starring role in the TNT crime drama series, Saving Grace. He has also appeared in North and South as Sanders, and in Alcatraz as Dr. Beauregard.
- Has worked with 'Roland Emmerich' (qv) on 7 movies including _Moon 44 (1990)_ (qv), _Eye of the Storm (1991)_ (qv), _Universal Soldier (1992)_ (qv), _Stargate (1994)_ (qv), _The Thirteenth Floor (1999)_ (qv), _The Patriot (2000)_ (qv), and _Eight Legged Freaks (2002)_ (qv).
- Father of 'Stacie Rippy' (qv).
- Rippy is a native of Rock Hill, S.C., where much of the filming of _The Patriot (2000)_ (qv) took place.