Steve Railsback

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Noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals while possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business, leathery-looking Steve Railsback has mesmerized us over the years with a number of weird, often warped roles both on film and television. While never achieving the degree of stardom deserved, he, like the equally infamous and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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The Stunt Man Cameron
Ed Gein Ed Gein
Lifeforce Col. Tom Carlsen
Barb Wire Colonel Pryzer


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 2018 Gone Are The Days
 2017 The Boy Who Wouldn't Turn Right (Short)
Dr. K
 2017 Decker (TV Series)
Fictional General Cotter
- Same Old Glory (2017) ... Fictional General Cotter
 2015 Wild in Blue
Charlie's Father
 2014 Infiltrators
Sebastian Koenig
 2013 Deadtime Stories (TV Mini-Series)
- Invasion of the Appleheads (2013) ... Owen
 2012 The Man Who Sold the World (Short)
Jack Carmichael
 2012 Femme Fatales (TV Series)
Dr. Daniel Duryea
- Libra: Part 1 (2012) ... Dr. Daniel Duryea
- Libra: Part 2 (2012) ... Dr. Daniel Duryea
- Crazy Mary (2012) ... Dr. Daniel Duryea
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
- Ball of Fire (2010) ... Kittel
 2010 Once Fallen
Aryan Boss
 2009 Ready or Not
 2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (Video)
Alumnus Guy #5 - Special Appearance
 2009 Follow the Prophet
Senator Stanton
 2008 Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (Video)
The Owner
 2008 Plaguers
 2007 Aberration (Short)
Dr. Mitchell (voice)
 2005 King of the Lost World
 2005 Supernatural (TV Series)
Joseph Welch
- Pilot (2005) ... Joseph Welch
 2005 The Devil's Rejects
Sheriff Ken Dwyer (uncredited)
 2005 Kojak (TV Series)
Edward Saywer
- All Bets Off: Part 2 (2005) ... Edward Saywer
 2005 Neo Ned
Mr. Day
 2005 Intermedio
Old Man
 2004 The Handler (TV Series)
Harley Aimes
- Give Daddy Some Sugar (2004) ... Harley Aimes
 2003 The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (Video)
Police officer (uncredited)
 2003/I The Box
Jake Ragna
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Charles 'Chip' Renson
- Free-Fire Zone (2002) ... Charles 'Chip' Renson
 2002 Slash
 2002 Family Law (TV Series)
Gary Peres
- Children of a Lesser Dad (2002) ... Gary Peres
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Walter Dawson
- Killing Time (2001) ... Walter Dawson
 2001 Zigs
 2001 Storytelling
Mr. Kirk (segment "Non-Fiction")
 2000 Say Goodnight, Michael (Short)
 2000 Ed Gein
Ed Gein
 2000 Charmed (TV Series)
- Give Me a Sign (2000) ... Litvack
 1999 Me and Will
 1999 Made Men
 1998 Disturbing Behavior
Officer Cox
 1998 Termination Man
Dylan Pope
 1997-1998 The Visitor (TV Series)
Colonel James Vise
- The Trial (1998) ... Colonel James Vise
- The Chain (1998) ... Colonel James Vise
- Miracles (1997) ... Colonel James Vise
- Going Home (1997) ... Colonel James Vise
- Caged (1997) ... Colonel James Vise
 1997 Pressure Point
Arno Taylor
 1997 Stranger in the House
Jack Derby
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Sergeant Preston
 1996 Street Corner Justice
Sergeant Ryan Freeborn
 1996 Barb Wire
Colonel Pryzer
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Jerry Lee Stark
- The Guardians (1995) ... Jerry Lee Stark
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Duane Barry
- Ascension (1994) ... Duane Barry
- Duane Barry (1994) ... Duane Barry
 1994 Separated by Murder (TV Movie)
Jesse Dixon
 1994 Final Mission (Video)
Colonel Glen Anderson
 1994/I Save Me
 1993 Private Wars (Video)
Jack Manning
 1993 Calendar Girl
Roy's Father
 1993 In the Line of Fire
CIA Agent David Coppinger (uncredited)
 1993 Bonds of Love (TV Movie)
Ken Smith
 1992 Sunstroke (TV Movie)
 1992 Quake (Video)
 1992 Forever
William Desmond Taylor
 1991 Alligator II: The Mutation
Vincent 'Vinnie' Brown
 1991 Scissors
Alex Morgan / Cole Morgan
 1991 The Young Riders (TV Series)
- The Peacemakers (1991) ... Tyler
 1990 La cruz de Iberia
 1990 Good Cops, Bad Cops (TV Movie)
Jimmy Donnelly
 1990 The Assassin
Hank Knight
 1989 The Forgotten (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Jesse Brady
 1988 Deadly Intent (Video)
Jeff Kirkwood
 1987 Blue Monkey
Detective Jim Bishop
 1987 Nukie
Dr. Eric Harvey
 1987 The Survivalist
Jack Tillman
 1987 Distortions
Scott Marshall
 1987 Scenes from the Goldmine
Harry Spiros
 1986 Spearfield's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Border
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Tom Border
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Tom Border
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Tom Border
 1986 The Wind (Video)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
The Cowboy
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Johnny Davis (segment "Dead Run")
- The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run (1986) ... Johnny Davis (segment "Dead Run")
 1985 Lifeforce
Col. Tom Carlsen
 1985 Torchlight
Jake Gregory
 1985 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
- Petty Thieves (1985) ... Mickey (as Steven Railsback)
 1983 The Golden Seal
Jim Lee
 1983 Veliki transport
Pavle Paroski
 1982 Trick or Treats
 1982 Turkey Shoot
Paul Anders
 1982 Deadly Games
Billy Owens
 1980 The Stunt Man
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt
- Part III (1979) ... Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt
- Part II (1979) ... Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt
- Part I (1979) ... Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt
 1977 Angela
Jean Lebrecque
 1976 Charlie Siringo (TV Movie)
Charlie Siringo
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Manson
- Part II (1976) ... Charles Manson
- Part I (1976) ... Charles Manson
 1974 Cockfighter
 1972 The Visitors
Sgt. Mike Nickerson
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Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "One Sunday Afternoon", off-Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Stephen Railsback | Steven Railsback


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Acting to me has always been like a battlefield. An actor has a choice. He can stay back with the generals and be safe, or he can be up in the front lines. I like being up in the front lines. See more »


Parents are Emerett Spencer (nee Sanford) and Clyde Webb Railsback. See more »


Calm coarse voice See more »

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