Wrong House Glock ad
Well, R. Lee Ermey has gotten into a lot of stuff and commercials are just another one of his endeavors.
You may remember him best as Gny. Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket
Interesting item to note is that he never actually made rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant. But he had it bestowed upon him as an honorary title. He did however reach the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps.
A talented character actor known for his military roles, R. Lee Ermey was in the US Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did 2 tours in Okinawa, Japan. After injuries forced him to retire from the Corps, he moved to the Phillipines, enrolling in the University of Manila, where he studied Criminology and Drama. He appeared in several Filipino films before being cast as a helicopter pilot in Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now (1979). Due to his Vietnam experiences, Coppola also utilized him as a technical adviser. He got a featured role in Sidney J. Furie‘s The Boys in Company C (1978), playing a drill instructor. Ermey worked with Furie again in Purple Hearts (1984). However, his most famous (or infamous) role came as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket (1987), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. He did win the best supporting actor award from The Boston Society of Film Critics. Since then he has appeared in numerous character roles in such films as Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Se7en (1995) and Dead Man Walking (1995). Ermey, however, prefers comedy to drama, and has a comedic role in Saving Silverman (2001). Ronald Lee Ermey continues to be one of the best character actors in the business, and you can bet that when his name appears in a movie’s credits, he is going to be top notch in his role.
He’s also appeared in many other movies (Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Chain of Command, Leaving Las Vegas to name a few), did some voice acting (Double Switch game, Toy Story as Sarge, Batman Brave and Bold cartoon), had his own TV series (Roll Call) and also appeared in commercials (Geico, Coors Light).
Well, now he’s in another commercial and I think this one suits him perfectly. It shows him slowly methodically doing all the right things except dial 911. Honestly though, I could see him pulling out something more like a .45 Colt than a Glock though, but then that wouldn’t make for a good Glock commercial, would it?
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~ by Normanomicon on December 5, 2011.
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