Golden Globe nominee and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director, Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey, after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today.
Ermey served 11 years active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a drill instructor for two years and also served a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Medically retired in 1971, he enrolled at the University of Manila in the Philippines where he studied drama. Francis Ford Coppola was filming “Apocalypse Now” in the area and cast Ermey in a featured role. He has since gone on to star in major movies such as "Full Metal Jacket” and “Mississippi Burning” and currently hosts the History Channel's Mail Call and Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey. Ermey has also done numerous voice-over roles including “The Simpsons” and "Toy Story."