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Birth information

15 March 1919 Brooklyn, New York, USA

Death information

26 February 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Lawrence James Tierney

How tall is Lawrence Tierney?

1.85 m

Life Story of Lawrence Tierney

Legendary Hollywood "tough guy", on screen and off. Remembered as the title character in Dillinger (1945) and as the consummately brutal lover of Claire Trevor in Born to Kill (1947). Notorious also for his frequent, well-publicized past involvements in public altercations - like barroom brawls - and other real-life manifestations of rowdiness. (In a 1973 incident, he managed to get himself stabbed.) Though now a puffy-faced, totally bald old man, he continues as screen actor to project the hard-as-nails mien that has been ingrained since his younger days, as he evidences quite amply in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).

Significant features of Lawrence Tierney

B-movie leading man whose two-fisted, tough-guy image on screen in the 1940s and '50s rivaled that of his off-screen personal life.
Deep, gravelly voice
Known for being immensely difficult and intimidating to those he worked with

What movies did Lawrence Tierney play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Evicted (2000) Bob, Armageddon (1998) Eddie 'Gramp' Stamper, Southie (1998) Colie Powers, American Hero (1997) Captain Roads, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1997) Regent, EZ Streets (1997) Frankie Balls, Christmas in Oz (1996) Rick, Who Stole Santa? (1996) Rick, ER (1996) Jack Johnson, Toto Lost in New York (1996) Rick, 2 Days in the Valley (1996) Older Man, American Hero (1995) Captain Roads, Fatal Passion (1995) Robert Pearlman, Starstruck (1995) Patron, The Simpsons (1995) Don Brodka, Pointman (1995) Il Senor Marzon Consiglieri, A Kiss Goodnight (1994) Sergeant...

Birth information

15 March 1919 Brooklyn, New York, USA

Death information

26 February 2002 Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Lawrence James Tierney

How tall is Lawrence Tierney?

1.85 m

Life Story of Lawrence Tierney

Legendary Hollywood "tough guy", on screen and off. Remembered as the title character in Dillinger (1945) and as the consummately brutal lover of Claire Trevor in Born to Kill (1947). Notorious also for his frequent, well-publicized past involvements in public altercations - like barroom brawls - and other real-life manifestations of rowdiness. (In a 1973 incident, he managed to get himself stabbed.) Though now a puffy-faced, totally bald old man, he continues as screen actor to project the hard-as-nails mien that has been ingrained since his younger days, as he evidences quite amply in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).

Significant features of Lawrence Tierney

B-movie leading man whose two-fisted, tough-guy image on screen in the 1940s and '50s rivaled that of his off-screen personal life.
Deep, gravelly voice
Known for being immensely difficult and intimidating to those he worked with

What movies did Lawrence Tierney play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Evicted (2000) Bob, Armageddon (1998) Eddie 'Gramp' Stamper, Southie (1998) Colie Powers, American Hero (1997) Captain Roads, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1997) Regent, EZ Streets (1997) Frankie Balls, Christmas in Oz (1996) Rick, Who Stole Santa? (1996) Rick, ER (1996) Jack Johnson, Toto Lost in New York (1996) Rick, 2 Days in the Valley (1996) Older Man, American Hero (1995) Captain Roads, Fatal Passion (1995) Robert Pearlman, Starstruck (1995) Patron, The Simpsons (1995) Don Brodka, Pointman (1995) Il Senor Marzon Consiglieri, A Kiss Goodnight (1994) Sergeant...

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Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Elder brother and erstwhile mentor of actor Scott Brady

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Lisa Golm, Allene Roberts, Lawrence Tierney, and Edward Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Brother of actor Edward Tierney

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Gene Roth and Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Uncle of film director and actor Michael Tierney.

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Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

After writer/director Rick McKay published a magazine article "Lawrence Tierney: Crack-Up - The True Story of a Hollywood Tough Guy", Tierney called and asked him to collaborate on an autobiography of the screen legend. After a tumultuous, chaotic week in Los Angeles with Tierney, McKay bowed out, exhausted. The book was never written and Tierney passed away in February of 2002.

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Marjorie Riordan and Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Off-screen, the actor's arrests for drunken brawls at bars and Hollywood parties took a heavy toll on his once-promising Hollywood career in the 1950s. Booze was always at the root of his misbehavior, which included tearing a public phone off the wall, hitting a waiter in the face with a sugar bowl, breaking a college student's jaw and attempting to choke a cab driver.

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Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Has the very last line in the TV series Hill Street Blues (1981): "Hill Street .", answering the phone in a burned-out police station.

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Allene Roberts and Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Was a brawler up until the end of his career, provoking almost all of the younger actors he worked with on Reservoir Dogs (1992) and actually having nearly come to blows with director Quentin Tarantino.

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Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

When he guest-starred on Seinfeld: The Jacket (1991) as Elaine's father, he scared the cast so badly that they never had him back on. He stole a butcher knife from Jerry's TV kitchen and hid it under his jacket. When Seinfeld undauntedly confronted him about it (much to the dismay of the entire cast), Tierney pretended that he was going to use the knife as a gag in reference to the movie Psycho (1960) during the episode and quickly returned it.

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Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Was offered the role of Charlie "The Gent" Malloy, the mob lawyer, in Elia Kazan's classic On the Waterfront (1954). Tierney lost out on the part when he demanded more money than was offered. Subsequently, Rod Steiger played Charlie, and won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Accepting the part likely would have revitalized Tierney's career, at least in the short-term. [Note: Although this story is rumored it includes no attribution and has never been corroborated.].

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Lisa Golm and Lawrence Tierney in The Hoodlum (1951)

Never married but has a daughter named Elizabeth born in 1961.

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Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)

Irish-American.

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Lawrence Tierney in Big Horn - Ein Tag zum Kämpfen (1967)

His Father (Lawrence H. Tierney) was the Chief of New York City's Aqueduct Police force from the early 1930's to the early 1950's and during all of World War II.

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Robert Shaw and Lawrence Tierney in Big Horn - Ein Tag zum Kämpfen (1967)

Was considered for the role of Perry White in Superman (1978).

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Lawrence Tierney in Big Horn - Ein Tag zum Kämpfen (1967)

1996 Cauliflower Alley Club Reel Member Inductee.

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Lawrence Tierney in The Ghost Ship (1943)

Was considered for the role of Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967).

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Martine Beswick, Nicos Argentiogorgis, Richard W. Cox, David Del Valle, Lawrence Tierney, etc.

Became a seven decade actor with a sole credit in a 2000 film appearance.

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (1946)

Was considered for the title role in Joe (1970).

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (1946)

Uncle of actor Terence Tierney.

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (1946)

He was one of a handful of classic Hollywood stars to make a Guest Star appearance on Star Trek, playing the role of Dixon Hill's holodeck adversary Cyrus Redblock in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye (1988). He later made an appearance on the Star Trek spin-off series Deep Space Nine in the episode Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Business as Usual (1997).

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Isabel Jewell and Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill (1947)

[July 1991] Quentin Tarantino fired Tierney after the first week of shooting Reservoir Dogs (1992) due to his extremely difficult manner and after having almost come to blows with the actor. Later that afternoon Tierney was re-hired after things cooled down and phone calls were made between producers, mutual friends, and agents.

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Lawrence Tierney in Anthony III (1991)

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Lawrence Tierney in Harte Männer tanzen nicht (1987)

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (1946)

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (1946)

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Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)

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Marissa O'Brien and Lawrence Tierney in Kill or Be Killed (1950)

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Jagd auf Dillinger (1945)

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Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)

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Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, etc.

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George Cleveland, Anne Jeffreys, and Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (1946)

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Anne Jeffreys and Lawrence Tierney in Jagd auf Dillinger (1945)

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Lawrence Tierney in Kill or Be Killed (1950)

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Lawrence Tierney in Kill or Be Killed (1950)

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Robert Clarke, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon, and Lawrence Tierney in San Quentin (1946)

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Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)

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Eduardo Ciannelli, Elsa Janssen, Anne Jeffreys, Marc Lawrence, Ralph Lewis, etc.

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