R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

American actor and soldier
Ronald Lee Ermey was an American actor and U.S. Marine drill instructor. He achieved fame for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.Wikipedia
BornMarch 24, 1944
HometownEmporia, Kansas, United States
Net worth$4 million
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseNila Ermey, Dolores Janshen

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Remembering Louis Gossett Jr. in ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’: His Timeless Acting Elevated the Movie Drill Sergeant Into a Mythic Figure

  • There had been drill sergeants in movies before Louis Gossett Jr. played one in “An Officer and a Gentleman” in 1982 (though for the life of me, I can’t remember any). There would be a lot of them afterwards. But it’s a role that Gossett made his own, and the movie role that, more than …


Actor R. Lee Ermey of 'Full Metal Jacket' dies at 74

Actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as a tough drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket" has died at age 74, his manager announced Sunday.
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1988Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureFull Metal JacketNominated