Stanton, Harry Dean
|born on||14 July 1926 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )|
|Place||West Irvine, Kentucky, 37n42, 83w59|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°34' 14°59 Asc. 10°50'|
American actor who made his feature film debut in "Revolt at Fort Laramie," 1957. An enduringly popular character actor, Harry Dean Stanton specialized in playing the lost, the weird and society's outcasts. His lean and weathered look, with a prominent nose, hollow cheeks and expressive eyes was first seen in bit parts in 1950. Through the ‘50s and ‘60s he played small parts in numerous films, mostly in westerns, war movies and action guy-flics.
Raised near Lexington, Kentucky, he served with the Navy at Okinawa during WWII before taking up drama at the University of Kentucky. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied and performed at the Pasadena Playhouse. In his early films, he billed himself as simply Harry Stanton but after 1971, he was credited in films and on TV as Dean Stanton so as to avoid any confusion with character actor Harry Stanton, with whom he appeared in a 1969 episode of "Petticoat Junction," 1963. In the '70s he appeared in several cult movies, including "Billy the Kid," 1973 and "Rancho Deluxe," 1975. By the '80s, Stanton had become a supporting actor and was getting larger and increasingly off-beat roles in such films as "Ridley Scott's Alien," 1979, "The Black Marble," 1980 and most notably, "Repo Man" as the fellow who teaches Emilio Estevez to take back cars. His best role was probably that of a drifter in Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas," 1983. Articulate and highly intelligent, Stanton has also played more mainstream roles such as Molly Ringwald's over-distracted father in "Pretty in Pink,"1986.
He occasionally took leading roles in independent films and when not acting, showed another side of himself as an excellent singer and guitarist. He fronted "The Harry Dean Stanton Band," appearing regularly in the Los Angeles area with a mix of jazz, pop, and tex-mex.
On 1/20/1996, he was tied up and pistol-whipped at his home in Los Angeles after a robbery. The thieves then took off in the actors’ car, but were soon apprehended after the car was traced by a tracking device. Stanton suffered only minor injuries.
- Work : New Career 1950 (Film career debut)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1973 (Appeared in "Billy the Kid")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Noted performance in "Paris, Texas")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1986 (Appeared in "Pretty in Pink")
- Financial Crime Victimization 20 January 1996 in Los Angeles (Robbed and beaten)
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Steinbrecher quotes Michael Tierney, from Stanton 9/1991
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Assault/ Battery victim (Beaten)
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Financial crime victim (Robbed)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film strongest medium)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Own band)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Lead singer)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy)