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Steve Railsback
Born November 16, 1945 (1945-11-16) (age 64)[1]
Dallas, Texas

Steve Railsback (born 16 November, 1945[1]) is an American theatre, film and television actor, born in in Dallas, Texas.


Personal life

Railsback was born Stephen Hall Railsback,[1] in Dallas, Texas, the son of Emerett Spencer (née Sanford) and Clyde Webb Railsback.[2]


Railsback was a student of Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio and in in the late sixties and early seventies spent ten years working in theatre in New York. He made his film debut in The Visitors, directed by Elia Kazan. He played the parts of two notorious serial killers, appearing as Charles Manson in the 1976 television mini-series, Helter Skelter, and as Ed Gein in the 2000 film In the Light of the Moon. He also served as executive producer of the latter film. Other notable roles include the part of Cameron in The Stunt Man with Peter O'Toole, the astronaut in Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce, Duane Barry in two episodes of The X-Files and Joseph Welch in the Pilot episodes of Supernatural. In 2008, he appeared in the science fiction/horror movie film Plaguers.[3]


Year Film Role Other notes
1972 The Visitors Mike Nickerson
1974 Cockfighter Junior
1976 Helter Skelter Charles Manson
1978 Angela Jean Lebrecque
1980 The Stunt Man Cameron
1982 Deadly Games Billy Owens
Trick or Treats The Boyfriend
Turkey Shoot Paul Anders
1983 The Golden Seal Jim Lee
Veliki transport Pavle
1985 Lifeforce Col. Tom Carlsen
Torchlight Jake Gregory
1986 Armed and Dangerous The Cowboy
1987 Scenes from the Goldmine Harry Spiros
Distortions Scott Marshall
The Survivalist Jack Tillman
The Wind Kesner
Blue Monkey Detective Jim Bishop
1988 Deadly Intent Jeff Kirkwood
1989 The Assassin Hank Knight
1990 La Cruz de Iberia Novak
1991 Alligator II: The Mutation Vincent 'Vinnie' Brown
Scissors Alex Morgan/Cole Morgan
1992 Forever William Desmond Taylor
1993 Quake Kyle
Nukie Dr. Eric Harvey
Private Wars Jack Manning
Final Mission Col. Anderson
Save Me Robbins
Calendar Girl Roy's Father
In the Line of Fire CIA Agent David Coppinge uncredited
1996 Street Corner Justice Sergeant Ryan Freeborn
Barb Wire Colonel Pryzer
1997 Stranger in the House Jack Derby
Pressure Point Arno Taylor
1998 Disturbing Behavior Officer Cox
1999 Me and Will Rob
Made Men Kyle
2000 Say Goodnight, Michael
Termination Man Dylan Pope
In the Light of the Moon Ed Gein
2001 Storytelling Mr. Kirk ('Non-fiction')
Zigs Charlie
2002 Slash Jeremiah
2003 The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting Police officer uncredited
The Box Jake Ragna
2005 Neo Ned Mr. Day
Intermedio Old Man
The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Ken Dwyer uncredited
King of the Lost World Larry
2008 Follow the Profit Senator Stanton post-production
Plaguers Tarver post-production
Ready or Not Pilot completed


  1. ^ a b c According to the State of Texas, Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 at
  2. ^ Steve Railsback Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  3. ^ Plaguers DVD Art and Specs

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