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Ronald Lee Ermey
Born March 24, 1944 (1944-03-24) (age 65)
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Ermey in November 2006 in Okinawa, Japan.
Nickname "The Gunny"
Place of birth Emporia, Kansas
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1961–1972
Rank USMC-E7.svg Gunnery Sergeant (Honorary)
Unit MCRD San Diego
Marine Wing Support Group 17
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Combat Action Ribbon
Other work Actor
.Ronald Lee Ermey (born March 24, 1944) is a retired U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor and later a Golden Globe Award-nominated actor.^ Has anyone mentioned yet that R. Lee Ermey was a real Drill Instructor?
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^ Ermey's performance won critical raves and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor.
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^ R. Lee Ermey fought in Vietnam as a marine.
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.Ermey has often played the roles of authority figures, such as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, Mayor Tilman in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine and Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.^ You have to imagine Lee Ermey saying in from Full Metal Jacket.
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^ For the next few years, Ermey played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; Ermey also served as the technical advisor on the film.
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^ R. Lee Ermey made his big break with his towering performance in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and he's made a career of portraying colorful characters since then.
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.He has hosted two militainment programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, in which he answers viewers' questions about various militaria both modern and historic; and Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, which focuses specifically on the development of different types of weapons.^ Lock N' Load's R. Lee Ermey Ermy talks up his new show on History Channel, acting and the modern military.

^ These days, Ermey is venturing into the world of reality TV with his new show, Lock N' Load , which is currently airing on Friday nights at 9 PM ET on the History Channel.
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^ And one of the things is if we do any - we start with the oldest vehicle of its kind or the oldest gun of its kind, talk about the origin of the particular weapon in question, and we work our way up through the show up to the modern technology aspect of the show.
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Contents

Early life

Born in Emporia, Kansas, Ermey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1961.

Military career

.Ermey spent two years as a drill instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and Parris Island, South Carolina from 1965 to 1967. In 1968, Ermey arrived in Vietnam where he served for 14 months with the Marine Wing Support Group 17.^ He spent two years as a drill instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and Parris Island, South Carolina from 1965 to 1967.
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^ In 1968, Ermey arrived in Vietnam where he served for 14 months with the Marine Wing Support Group 17.
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^ R. Lee Ermey fought in Vietnam as a marine.
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.He then served two tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan, during which he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) and was medically retired in 1972 for several injuries incurred during his tours.^ He then served two tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan, during which he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) and was medically retired in 1972 for several injuries incurred during his tours.
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^ Medical retirement in 1972 at rank of Staff Sergeant.
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[citation needed]

Films

.Ermey was cast in his first movie while attending the University of Manila in the Philippines, using his G.I. Bill benefits.^ Acting career Ermey was cast in his first movie while attending the University of Manila in the Philippines, using his G.I. Bill benefits.
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.He first played a Marine drill instructor (SSgt Loyce) in the 1978 Vietnam-era film The Boys in Company "C", which brought Ermey to the attention of Stanley Kubrick in later years.^ R. Lee Ermey made his big break with his towering performance in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and he's made a career of portraying colorful characters since then.
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^ I went to school for about a year and all of the sudden they started bringing over films like Apocalypse Now, Boys in Company C, Purple Hearts and so I just got so caught up I never ever did get to finish school.
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^ Because I mean obviously I mean you know that because being an immortal, for being a marine, as said in the Kubrick film, as your drill sergeant character said, you’ll be known for that character long after you’re in heaven.

.Ermey then played an Air Cavalry Officer in Apocalypse Now, doubling as a technical advisor to director Francis Ford Coppola on that film.^ Ermey then played an Air Cavalry Officer in Apocalypse Now, doubling as a technical advisor to director Francis Ford Coppola on that film.
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^ For the next few years, Ermey played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; Ermey also served as the technical advisor on the film.
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^ R. Lee Ermey: Well, I've actually played I think nine military films.
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.He also served as Louis Gossett's technical advisor for the film An Officer and a Gentleman.^ Ermey then played an Air Cavalry Officer in Apocalypse Now, doubling as a technical advisor to director Francis Ford Coppola on that film.
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.For the next few years, Ermey played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; Ermey also served as the technical advisor on the film.^ Also, did you intend, I mean you played numerous drill instructor and sergeant roles throughout the years.
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^ You have to imagine Lee Ermey saying in from Full Metal Jacket.
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^ R. Lee Ermey made his big break with his towering performance in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and he's made a career of portraying colorful characters since then.
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.Initially, he was only intended to be the technical advisor, but Kubrick changed his mind after Ermey put together an instructional tape to convince Kubrick he was the right person for the role, in which Ermey went on an extended hair-raising drill instructor tirade towards several Royal Marines cast as extras, all the while being pelted by oranges and tennis balls, and managing to do so without repeating himself, stopping, or even flinching.^ It's fun for me and for me it's no problem to put myself in the right frame of mind.
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^ If you're talking that fast and your mind is clicking, your mind's gotta stay a few words ahead of your mouth and it's difficult not to swear when you become the drill instructor.
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^ That's not what Good Morning America needs and it's not the image that I want to put forth as the drill instructor as well.
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.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Seeking absolute military authenticity for the film, Kubrick allowed Ermey to write or edit his own dialogue and improvise on the set, a noted rarity in a Kubrick film.^ Kubrick allowed him to write his own dialogue and improvise on set, a noted rarity in a Kubrick film.
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^ According to Kubrick's estimate, 50% of Ermey's dialogue, especially the insults, were written by the former drill instructor, and Ermey usually needed only two to three takes per scene, another rarity for a Kubrick film.
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^ R. Lee Ermey: Well, I've actually played I think nine military films.
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.Kubrick later indicated that Ermey was an excellent performer, often needing just two or three takes per scene, also a noted rarity for a Kubrick film.^ Kubrick later indicated that Ermey was an excellent performer, often needing just two or three takes per scene, also a noted rarity for a Kubrick film.
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^ According to Kubrick's estimate, 50% of Ermey's dialogue, especially the insults, were written by the former drill instructor, and Ermey usually needed only two to three takes per scene, another rarity for a Kubrick film.
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^ R. Ermey That just did not appeal to me, so anyway I thought this would be fun, I thought I could do it and I wanted to take advantage of my GI Bill of Rights, so that was where I ended up.

[1] .Ermey's performance won critical raves and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor.^ Ermey's performance won critical raves and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor.
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^ Susan Sarandon won the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance, and three other nominations were received, including Best Actor and Director.
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^ The film won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and was nominated for six others, including Best Picture, Actor (Hackman), Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand) and Director.
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.He would subsequently play a tough drill instructor in the pilot episode of Space: Above and Beyond and ghost of a drill instructor in the film The Frighteners, both similar to his character in Full Metal Jacket.^ He would subsequently play a tough drill instructor in the pilot episode of Space: Above and Beyond and ghost of a drill instructor in the film The Frighteners, both similar to his character in Full Metal Jacket.
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^ Full Metal Jacket (1987) 10.
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^ For the next few years, Ermey played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; Ermey also served as the technical advisor on the film.
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.He has since appeared in approximately sixty films, including Mississippi Burning, Dead Man Walking, Se7en, Fletch Lives, Leaving Las Vegas, Prefontaine, Saving Silverman, On Deadly Ground, Life, Man of the House, Toy Soldiers, as well as the remakes of Willard and as an evil sadist in the two The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.^ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) 35.
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^ Dead Man Walking (1995) 6.
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^ Leaving Las Vegas (1995) 14.
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Ermey also lent his voice to The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Toy Story and Toy Story 2, as well as Roughnecks and X-Men 3. .He usually appears in a commanding military role, for shows such as Kim Possible, The Simpsons, Family Guy, SpongeBob SquarePants, Miami Vice, House, Scrubs, My Life as a Teenage Robot and Invader Zim, in addition to hosting the documentary series Mail Call.^ You know, on Mail Call , the little half-hour show that we had, we did a one-hour show on Viet Nam.

Military appearances

(2006) Ermey, as seen here, loading ammo for the Bofors 40 mm gun aboard an Lockheed AC-130H "Spectre" Gunship.
On May 17, 2002, he received an honorary post-service promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) from the Commandant of the Marine Corps (later Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR and then National Security Advisor to President Obama)) United States Marine Corps General James L. Jones in recognition of his continuing support to Americans in military service, a rank consistent with Ermey's character as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.
.He has also conducted morale tours visiting U.S. troops in locations such as Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan, in which he filmed parts for his television show Mail Call.^ You know, on Mail Call , the little half-hour show that we had, we did a one-hour show on Viet Nam.

^ I’ve done hundreds of episodes of television episodic and I’ve done over a hundred episodes of Mail Call .

^ Stone was in Bangkok to give a lecture to high school students on the role of film in peace-building as part of a visit organized by the Vienna-based International Peace Foundation.
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While at Bagram Air Base he held a USO type show in which he portrayed GySgt Hartman and conducted a comedy routine. He also did the same at Doha, Qatar, in 2003.

Television work

.On Mail Call, Ermey discusses weaponry, tactical matters, and military history.^ Lock N' Load's R. Lee Ermey Ermy talks up his new show on History Channel, acting and the modern military.

^ Mail Call on History Channel by The Killer-Goat .
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.Mail Call's subject matter is dictated by viewer emails; one episode may focus on an M1A1 Battle Tank, while another may involve World War II secrets, while a third might focus on elements of Medieval warfare.^ It would be another world war.

^ The evolution of tanks right on up to the M1 Abrams main battle tank, which is the one we end the show with.

^ From then on, the Slimes was one of the main advocates for a second front in Europe ASAP. The Slimes was also instrumental in getting Georgie Patton fired as the head of the Third Army after the war was over.
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.The set consists of a military tent, other military gear and weapons, and Ermey's personal jeep armed with his own 30 cal.^ Discuss this person with other users on IMDb message board for R. Lee Ermey .
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M1919 Browning machine gun. Commercial breaks are signaled with typical DI type language, such as, "Goin' to the can? I don't think so. Keep your butt parked on that couch!"
Ermey traveled to Kuwait in June 2003 during the first phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom to film mail distribution by the Defense Department to service personnel for an episode of Mail Call. .According to a 2005 episode of Mail Call filmed at Whiteman Air Force Base, he is the 341st person to fly in the B-2 Stealth Bomber.^ I’ve done hundreds of episodes of television episodic and I’ve done over a hundred episodes of Mail Call .

^ When I was doing Mail Call , I would work approximately two days per episode.

Ermey also made guest appearances on the hit TV drama House, playing the role of Dr. Gregory House's father, who was a decorated pilot of the USMC ("Birthmarks", "Daddy's Boy"), and the sitcom Scrubs, playing the Janitor's father. He has also voiced Wildcat in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
.In 2009, Ermey began hosting a second History Channel show entitled Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, which discussed the developmental history of various weapons used by militaries of today.^ R. LEE ERMEY: Have you seen the show?
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^ Lock N' Load's R. Lee Ermey Ermy talks up his new show on History Channel, acting and the modern military.

^ August 25, 2009 - We were invited to take part in a phone conference by Electric Artists that included other web journalists in a Q&A session with film star R. Lee Ermey and his new show Lock N' Loaded on the History Channel.

.Ermey's closing line of each episode is: "Semper fi and keep your powder dry and your eye on the target .^ R. Ermey Well thanks for coming on board with us today and Semper Fi.

. this is .R. Lee Ermey for the History Channel."^ August 25, 2009 - We were invited to take part in a phone conference by Electric Artists that included other web journalists in a Q&A session with film star R. Lee Ermey and his new show Lock N' Loaded on the History Channel.

^ Lock N' Load's R. Lee Ermey Ermy talks up his new show on History Channel, acting and the modern military.

^ R. Ermey Well, we’re right now, in March the History Channel asked us for 13 one-hour episodes.

Video games

.Ermey has lent his distinctive voice to several video games, including Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (as General Barnaky) and Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (as Wa-Wa).^ R. Ermey It’s like me playing a video game.

He also made a cameo in Real War: Air, Land, Sea, a retail real-time strategy computer game based on the official Joint Chiefs of Staff training game.

Sponsorship

Ermey is an official spokesman for Glock firearms, Tupperware, Hoover, SOG Specialty Knives, and the Young Marines, and has also appeared in commercials for Coors Light and Dick's Sporting Goods. He can also be seen giving a service announcement for Alamo Drafthouse Theaters, demanding that viewers be quiet during the film.[citation needed]

Military awards

Graphical representation of Ermey's USMC awards

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Boys in Company "C" Staff Sergeant Loyce (Drill Instructor, Co. 163)
1979 Apocalypse Now Eagle Thrust Seven helicopter pilot uncredited
1984 Purple Hearts Gunny
1987 Full Metal Jacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann One of the only performances Stanley Kubrick ever allowed to be improvised
Miami Vice Detective Sergeant Ernest Haskell guest star
"Rising Sun of Death"
Episode 9, Season 4
TV series
1988 Mississippi Burning Mayor Tilman
1989 The Siege of Firebase Gloria Sergeant Major Bill Hafner/Narrator Uncredited screenwriter
Fletch Lives Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
Demonstone Colonel Joe Haines
1990 The Take Weller television movie
I'm Dangerous Tonight Lieutenant Ackman television movie
83 Hours 'Til Dawn Glen Fairling television movie
The Terror Within II Von Demming
The Rift aka Endless Descent Captain Phillips
1991 Toy Soldiers General Kramer
True Identity Houston's Boss uncredited
Kid Luke
1993 Hexed Detective Ferguson
Sommersby Dick Mead
Body Snatchers General Platt
Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Marshal Brisco County Senior
Double Switch (Video Game) Lyle (the handyman) Credited as R. Lee Emrey in the Sega CD version
1994 French Silk Chief Crowder television movie
On Deadly Ground Stone
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story Mr. Byrd uncredited; television movie
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Mess Hall Guard uncredited
Chain of Command Benjamin Brewster
Savate Benedict uncredited
Love Is a Gun Frank Deacon
Kidnapped
1995 Murder in the First Judge Clawson
Leaving Las Vegas Conventioneer
Se7en Police Captain
The X-Files Reverend Findley episode "Revelations"
TV series
The Simpsons Colonel Leslie Hapablap voice only
episode "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming"
animated series
Toy Story Sarge "Sergeant" voice only
animated film
Under the Hula Moon Lt. Col. J. P. McIntire
Dead Man Walking Clyde Percy
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Preacher Brian uncredited
1996 Space: Above and Beyond Sergeant Major Bougus television movie
The Frighteners The late Master Sergeant Hiles
Soul of the Game Wilkie television movie
1997 Dead Men Can't Dance Sen. Pullman T. Fowler
The Angry Beavers Sergeant Goonther voice only
episode "Fancy Prance/H2Whoa!"
animated series
Weapons of Mass Distraction Billy Paxton television movie
Rough Riders (film) Secretary of State John Hay
Prefontaine Bill Bowerman
Cracker Lieutenant Fry TV series
Switchback Sheriff Buck Olmstead
The Sender Colonel Rosewater
1998 Gunshy Jerry
1999 You Know My Name Nix television movie
Life Older Sheriff Pike
Avalanche Gary
SpongeBob SquarePants Prison Guard voice only
episode "The Inmates of Summer"
and
To Save a Squirrel"
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot General Thorton TV series
The Apartment Complex Frank Stanton
Toy Story 2 Sarge "Sergeant" voice only
animated film
2000 The Chaos Factor Col. Ben Wilder
Skipped Parts Caspar Callahan
Roughnecks: STC Sky Marshall Sanchez
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Sarge voice only
animated direct-to-video film
Jericho Marshall
2001 Saving Silverman Coach Norton
Recess: School's Out Colonel O'Malley voice only
animated film
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 President Richard Benson
Family Guy Coach voice only
episode "Mr. Saturday Knight"
animated series
Taking Sides General Wallace
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel General Barnaky voice only
video game
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Wa-Wa the Water Elemental voice only
video game
On the Borderline Captain Elias
Real War: Air, Land, Sea voice only
video game
Real War: Rogue States voice only
video game
2002 Run Ronnie Run! Lead Kidnapper
The Salton Sea Verne Plummer
Invader Zim Sergeant Hobo 678 voice only
animated series
History Channel's Mail Call Gunny (Himself) TV series
Frank McKlusky, C.I. Jockey Master uncredited
direct-to-video
A.K.A. Birdseye Sheriff Gathers
Scrubs "A Man" guest star
episode "My Old Man"
TV series
Y.M.I. John
2003 Willard Frank Martin
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt
2004 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Drill Sergeant voice only
animated series
Father of the Pride Sergeant Bunny voice only
animated series
episode "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend"
2005 House John House Appeared in the episode "Daddy's Boy"
TV series
Man of the House Captain Nichols
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Sergeant voice only
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Charlie Hewitt/Sheriff Hoyt
2007 SpongeBob SquarePants Unnamed drill sergeant (the Inmates of Summer) voice only
2008 Solstice Leonard
House John House Appeared in the episode "Birthmarks"
TV series
Eleventh Hour Bob Henson (Farmer) Appeared in the episode "Agro"
TV series
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wildcat animated series
History Channel's Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey Gunny (Himself) TV series
2010 Toy Story 3 Sarge "Sergeant" voice only
animated film

Music samples

Samples of Ermey from Full Metal Jacket are used in several albums:
  • Fear Factory's Suffer Age.
  • Ministry's album The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, on the track "Thieves". Contrary to some reports, the voice credited as "Sgt. Major" on the same band's Rio Grande Blood is not Ermey.[citation needed]
  • Front Line Assembly's track "Millennium"
  • Grendel's track "Soilbleed V.3"
  • Combichrist's track "This Is My Rifle"
  • Killarmy's track "War Face"
  • Terre Thaemlitz's release "Soil", on the track "Yer Ass is Grass"
  • Quotes of Ermey saying, "Now go home and snuff that bitch!" "Here you are all equally worthless." "Get on your knees, scumbag!" "Who's the slimy little communist shit, twinkle-toed cocksucker down here who just signed his own death warrant?" and others appear on multiple songs by the band Killwhitneydead.
  • Samples of the line "Here you are all equally worthless" from Full Metal Jacket are repeated throughout the song "Never Get Caught" by American Head Charge.

Other media

  • Provided the voice for a speaking "motivational action figure" depicting him in USMC drill instructor uniform with pre-programmed voice messages activated by pressing a button on the figure. The figures' dialogue comes in two versions, one with (somewhat) family-friendly language and one with "Extra-Salty" dialogue which includes profanity, the latter of which is packaged with an R rating as a warning to consumers. .One of these figurines also appears on occasion on Mail Call, wherein it is often referred to as 'Mini-Lee' by the host, sometimes seen berating a G.I. Joe figurine.
  • In the early 1990s, appeared as a Martian pilot in a training video for Virtual World Entertainment's game "Red Planet", alongside other actors such as Cheech Marin, Nora Dunn, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Joan Severance, and Judge Reinhold.
  • In one showing of a UFC: Fight Night Live event, Ermey was shown on camera as a guest along with an audience of US Marines.
  • A Japanese audiobook/comic parody on "Learning Japanese"-books; Drill Sergeant Maritan contains several quotes of Ermey from Full Metal Jacket, such as "I bet you could suck a golfball through a garden hose" and "Who said that?^ You have to imagine Lee Ermey saying in from Full Metal Jacket.
    • Oh Goody, finally Oliver Stone will reveal the "Secret History of the United States" (chad) 25 January 2010 22:15 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]

    ^ Those individuals showed what one motivated marine and his rifle can do!
    • Oh Goody, finally Oliver Stone will reveal the "Secret History of the United States" (chad) 25 January 2010 22:15 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]

    Who the fuck said that? Who's the slimy little communist shit, twinkle-toed cocksucker down here who just signed his own death warrant?"
  • Pani Poni Dash, an anime which bases its humor heavily on parody and references has one scene which clearly parodies Ermey from Full Metal Jacket, featuring an animated drill instructor who looks just like Ermey.
  • Full Metal Panic? .Fumoffu, another anime series, features one episode where the main character is put in charge of a weak, effete rugby team and whips them into shape, berating them in a similar manner as Hartman and using similar quotes from Full Metal Jacket.
  • The computer game Star Trek: Armada II contains a reference to Ermey.^ You have to imagine Lee Ermey saying in from Full Metal Jacket.
    • Oh Goody, finally Oliver Stone will reveal the "Secret History of the United States" (chad) 25 January 2010 22:15 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]

    The random name cycle of the Federation's Iwo Jima-class boarding vessel will eventually create a ship named the R. L. Ermey.
  • The video game Fallout 3 also contains a reference to Ermey. Wandering the wasteland is a robot dealer. One of the robots is a military grade model named RL-3, which in computer savvy terms (or leet) translates to RL-E; Ermey's initials.
  • The video game Half-Life: Opposing Force features a nod to Ermey in a character named Drill Sergeant S. T. Barnes. He talks in the same tone as him and sometimes uses lines similar to Ermey, including the "Texas" line.
  • On July 26, 2009, Ermey made a brief guest appearance at the end of an episode of the History Channel series Pawn Stars, as a lead-in for the series premiere of Lock N' Load. Pawn Stars follows the operations of a family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas; Ermey came in to ask about an antique rifle that the staff had recently acquired (it was sold before his arrival). He later made another appearance to lead into Lock N' Load in the August 2 episode of Pawn Stars evaluating a 19th century revolver. .On the August 9 episode, he tried to sell one of his "motivational action figures" for the lead in.
  • The "Blackest Night: Tales of The Corps" comic miniseries features a story entitled "New Blood", in which rookie Green Lanterns are trained by a drill instructor by the name of "Ermey", who uses a similar method of training the recruits as was seen in Full Metal Jacket.^ You have to imagine Lee Ermey saying in from Full Metal Jacket.
    • Oh Goody, finally Oliver Stone will reveal the "Secret History of the United States" (chad) 25 January 2010 22:15 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]

    ^ Not the ones used in classrooms, but ones written by people who are not trying to push PC/Liberal crap.
    • Oh Goody, finally Oliver Stone will reveal the "Secret History of the United States" (chad) 25 January 2010 22:15 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]

    Later in the Blackest Night storyline Ermey returns as a revenant to plague Kilowog, berating him as Hartman used to berate cadet Lawrence.
  • On April 27, 1997, he played a Lipizzaner horse trainer in "Fancy Prance", an episode of The Angry Beavers, where Norbert trains to become the perfect Lipizzaner, instead of being a "lolligagger."
  • On November 23, 2007, he played the Warden in "The Inmates of Summer" in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.

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