Lawrence Tierney

Mostly Credited As: Lawrence Tierney
Birth Name: Lawrence James Tierney
Date Of Birth: March 15, 1919 (Age 82)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Date Of Death: February 26, 2002
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia (Los Angeles, California)
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

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 alter- cations - like barroom brawls - and other real-life manifestations of rowdiness. (In a 1973 incident, he managed to get himself stabbed.) 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. 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).

TV Appearances

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) 
  Business as Usual 05x18: (Apr/07/1997) As Regent 

ER (1994) 
  Don't Ask, Don't Tell 03x03: (Oct/10/1996) As Jack Johnson 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Marge Be Not Proud 07x11: (Dec/17/1995) Voiced  Detective Don Brodka 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Where There's a Will 07x14: (Feb/25/1993) As Peter Manzo 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Jacket 02x03: (Feb/06/1991) As Alton Benes 

Hunter (1984) (1984) 
  The Black Dahlia 04x13: (Jan/12/1988) As Detective Doyle 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  The Big Goodbye 01x12: (Jan/11/1988) As Cyrus Redblock 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  It Ain't Over Till It's Over 07x22: (May/12/1987) As Sergeant Jenkins 
  A Pound of Flesh 07x21: (May/05/1987) As Sergeant Jenkins 
  The Runner Stumbles 07x20: (Apr/07/1987) As Sergeant Jenkins 
  The Cookie Crumbles 07x17: (Mar/10/1987) As Sergeant 

Tales from the Darkside (1983) (1983) 
  The Trouble with Mary Jane 02x09: (Nov/24/1985) As Jack Mills, [Starring Roles]

Remington Steele (1982) 
  Grappling Steele 04x04: (Oct/29/1985) As Al Molinski 

Fame (1982) (1982) 
  The Deal 03x21: (Apr/30/1984) As M. Berg 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  Death of a Cop 01x32: (May/24/1963) As Herbie Lane 

Bus Stop (US) (1961) 
  The Ordeal of Kevin Brooke 01x22: (Feb/25/1962) As Swede 

The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960) 
  The Assassin 01x32: (May/15/1961) As Detective 

Peter Gunn (1958) 
  A Tender Touch 03x13: (Dec/26/1960) As Carl Braden 

Man with a Camera (1958) 
  Hot Ice Cream 02x12: (Jan/25/1960) As Barney 

Adventures in Paradise (1959) 
  Walk Through the Night 01x16: (Jan/25/1960) As Gunn 

The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959) 
  Masquerade 01x11: (Dec/25/1959) As Terrazi 

Naked City (1958) 
  One to Get Lost 01x20: (Feb/10/1959) As Mike Johnson 

New York Confidential (1958) 
  Massacre 01x10: (Unknown) As Phil 
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Brother of actor Scott Brady.

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