R. Lee Ermey Biography


R. Lee Ermey

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Birth Name: R. Lee
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: Acer
Age: 73 Years
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An American actor, R. Lee Ermey is famous for playing the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. He has also appeared in the Mega-CD/Sega CD game Double Switch. He is the former United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant. Also known by the name The Gunny, R. Lee Ermey was born as Ronald Lee Ermey in Emporia, Kansas, United States of America. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas along with his brothers. He was also raised in Toppenish, Washington.

In 1975, Ermey got married to love of his life Nila Ermey. It's been more than four decades they have been bonded as a married couple but till date there is no any rumors about their separation. From this married life they welcomed four sons and daughters. His nationality is American.

When Ermey was aged 17 years old, he was arrested twice for criminal mischief. When he was arrested for the second time in his life, he was ordered to choose a life in jail and military and then in the early 1960s, he joined United States Marine Corps. He took his training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He began serving in the aviation support field and then in 1965 he became a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He was discharged from military in the early 1970s after a decade of his service in the military. In 1978, he began appearing in as an actor. That year he starred the role of Staff Sergeant Loyce in the movie The Boys in Company C. The following year he starred in the movies like Apocalypse Now and Up From The Depths. He is well appreciated for starring the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket and Mayor Tilman in the movie Mississippi Burning. In 2001, he appeared in the TV show Family Guy. His favorite quotes are I always love to come to Austin and there are a lot of whiners in every crowd. His net worth is $12 million dollars.

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Born in Emporia, Kansas, United States

1944 24th of March

Also known by the name The Gunny, R. Lee Ermey was born as Ronald Lee Ermey in Emporia, Kansas, United States of America. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas along with his brothers. He was also raised in Toppenish, Washington.

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Was arrested for criminal mischief

1961

When Ermey was aged 17 years old, he was arrested twice for criminal mischief. When he was arrested for the second time in his life, he was ordered to choose a life in jail or a life in military.

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Joined US Marine Corps

1961

Out of the two options, a life in jail or a life in military, he chose the latter one and then in the early 1960s, he joined United States Marine Corps. He took his training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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Was medically discharged

1972

He began serving in the aviation support field and then in 1965 he became a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He was discharged from military in the early 1970s after a decade of his service in the military.

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Married to Nila Ermey

1975

In 1975, Ermey got married to love of his life Nila Ermey. It's been more than four decades they have been bonded as a married couple but till date there is no any rumors about their separation. From this married life they welcomed four sons and daughters.

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Began his acting career

1978

In 1978, he began appearing in as an actor. That year he starred the role of Staff Sergeant Loyce in the movie The Boys in Company C. The following year he starred in the movies like Apocalypse Now and Up From The Depths.

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Appeared in the movie, Full Metal Jacket

1987

He became popular in the mid 1980s by starring the role of Gunny in the war movie Purple Hearts. He is well appreciated for starring the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket and Mayor Tilman in the movie Mississippi Burning.

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Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

1988

He is famous for playing the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. For this role, he got his first nomination in Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in 1988 and he won this award that year for Best Supporting Actor.

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Voice acted in the movie, Kim Possible

2002

R. Lee Ermey is also a voice artist. In 2002, he played the voice role of General Sims in an American animated children's television series Kim Possible. In 2001, he appeared in the TV show Family Guy.

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Won Telly Awards

2013

In 2013, he got nominated in Telly Awards for the first time in his life and he was awarded with this award that year for Online Video. He has also once been nominated in Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and Awards Circuit Community Awards.

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