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Marshall Bell

Marshall Bell began his acting career later in life. Where he was introduced to the industry through his wife, the veteran costume designer Milena Canonero, herself a winner of three Academy Awards and five time nominee. He previously worked as a consultant, teaching executives how to improve their speaking skills. His most recent acting roles include the critically acclaimed Capote opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, the prisoner of war drama Rescue Dawn, and the family film Nancy Drew.

Bell met Johnny Depp many years ago while they were represented by the same agency. He made his motion picture debut in the drama Birdy. Depp saw Bell in Birdy and asked him to appear in The Brave which Depp directed.

One of Bell's earliest roles was his most infamous: the creepy Coach Schneider of A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge. The role that gained him the most recognition was as resistance leader George / Kuato in Total Recall. The role re-united him with Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he'd played a hit man in the comedy Twins. Other film roles include a frightening homeless man terrorizing Bill Paxton in the movie The Vagrant, Gordies' emotionally distant father in Stand By Me, and General Owen in the movie Starship Troopers, re-uniting him with Total Recall director Paul Verhoeven. He's appeared in many TV series, including G vs. E, Wiseguy, The X-Files, Tales from the Crypt, Hill Street Blues, House, and Deadwood.

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Marshall Bell Facts

Birth Name Archibald Marshall Bell
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1942 (79)
BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height6' 1½" (1m87)  How tall is Marshall Bell compared to you?

Selected Filmography

No Way Out
Stand By Me
Air America
Nancy Drew
Hamlet 2
Operation Dumbo Drop
Rescue Dawn
4 Movie Marathon: Comedy Favorites Collection
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