Warren Oates

1928 - 1982

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Warren Mercer Oates (July 5, 1928 – April 3, 1982) was an American actor best known for his performances in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah, including The Wild Bunch (1969) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). Another of his most acclaimed performances was as officer Sam Wood in In the Heat of the Night (1967). Oates starred in numerous films during the early 1970s that have since achieved cult status, such as The Hired Hand (1971), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), and Race with the Devil (1975). Oates also portrayed John Dillinger in the biopic Dillinger (1973) and as the supporting character U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Warren Oates has received more than 1,826,219 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Warren Oates is the 2,400th most popular actor (up from 2,435th in 2019), the 3,973rd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,073rd in 2019) and the 1,176th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Warren Oates ranks 2,400 out of 10,030Before him are Eddie Albert, Gösta Ekman, Sam Wanamaker, Giovanni Ribisi, John Amos, and Felicity Jones. After him are Laurie Metcalf, Marion Davies, Nonna Mordyukova, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Patrick Troughton, and Ralf Moeller.

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Among people born in 1928, Warren Oates ranks 257Before him are Franciszek Pieczka, Leonid Bykov, Saw Maung, Eugenio Monti, Alejandro de Tomaso, and Pernell Roberts. After him are Seki Matsunaga, János Kornai, Morihiro Saito, Mitchell Ryan, William Martínez, and Juris Hartmanis. Among people deceased in 1982, Warren Oates ranks 119Before him are Art Pepper, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Yuen Ren Chao, Igor Gouzenko, Harald Ertl, and Christian Ferras. After him are Maria Jeritza, Johan Wilhelm Rangell, Douglas Bader, Abba P. Lerner, Karl Hein, and Alberto Vargas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Warren Oates ranks 3,973 out of 15,968Before him are Lyle Mays (1953), Lennie Tristano (1919), Taj Mahal (1942), Sam Wanamaker (1919), Giovanni Ribisi (1974), and John Amos (1939). After him are Tyra Banks (1973), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Marion Davies (1897), Amy Beach (1867), Antonin Scalia (1936), and Randy Couture (1963).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Warren Oates ranks 1,176Before him are James Karen (1923), Will Rogers (1879), Eddie Albert (1906), Sam Wanamaker (1919), Giovanni Ribisi (1974), and John Amos (1939). After him are Laurie Metcalf (1955), Marion Davies (1897), Cathy O'Donnell (1923), Tim Russ (1956), Michael Winslow (1958), and Cherry Jones (1956).

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