studying English in college, Ed Lauter began his career in
the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian. However,
his first acting roles in the early 1970s were in
dramatic films, such as his celebrated portrayal of Captain
Knaur in Robert Aldrich’s The
Longest Yard in
Mr. Lauter has since become one of film
leading character actors. His TV credits include “Last
Hours Before Morning,” “B.J.
and the Bear” and
Stephen King’s “The Golden
Lauter has also been a guest star in numerous TV productions,
including “The Streets of San
X-Files,” “Walker Texas
Ranger,” “ER,” “CSI,” “Charmed” and “Law & Order.”
Mr. Lauter’s involvement in feature films has been
similarly prolific. Among his most well-known films
are Gleaming the Cube, The White Buffalo,
Cujo, Girls Just Want toHave Fun, Born on the Fourth
of July, The Rocketeer, School Ties, Leaving
Las Vegas, Mulholland Falls, Thirteen Days, Not
Another Teen Movie and Seabiscuit. Mr.
Lauter has also just recently completed a role in the upcoming
film Art Heist.