Charles Cyphers - Rotten Tomatoes

Charles Cyphers

Highest Rated:   98% Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Lowest Rated:   32% Halloween II (1981)
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Specializing in middle-aged characters even in his twenties, American actor Charles Cyphers has been a familiar face on the TV-movie landscape since the early '70s. Cyphers was particularly well served by director John Carpenter, who cast the actor in Assault on Precinct 13 (1975), Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), and Escape From New York (1981). Carpenter also featured Cyphers as Sam Phillips in the made-for-TV Elvis (1979). Perhaps it's coincidence, or perhaps a private joke between actor and director: Whatever the case, Cyphers' character names in his Carpenter films are often lifted from real life. For example, he played Dan O'Bannon in The Fog (screenwriter O'Bannon is Carpenter's most frequent collaborator) and Leigh Brackett in Halloween (Brackett, a female screenwriter, worked on such films as Rio Bravo, which Carpenter remade as Assault on Precinct 13). On TV, Charles Cyphers was seen on The Betty White Show (1975), as Hugo Muncy, White's cross-dressing stunt double.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Methodic
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Critical Mass
  • Henderson
2001
No Score Yet Mach 2
  • Harry
2001
83% Major League
  • Charlie Donovan
1989
No Score Yet Big Bad Mama II
  • Stark
1987
No Score Yet Hunter's Blood
  • Woody
1987
93% Honkytonk Man
  • Stubbs
1982
No Score Yet The Executioner's Song
  • Noall Wootton
1982
33% Death Wish II
  • Donald Kay
1982
32% Halloween II
  • Sheriff Leigh Brackett
1981
86% Escape from New York
  • Secretary of State
1981
No Score Yet Borderline
  • Ski
1980
75% The Fog
  • Dan O'Bannon
1980
No Score Yet A Force of One
  • Dr. Eppis
1979
No Score Yet Elvis
  • Sam Phillips
1979
No Score Yet Friendly Fire
  • Tom Loomis
1979
No Score Yet Someone Is Watching Me
  • Gary Hunt
1978
96% Halloween
  • Brackett
1978
84% Coming Home
  • Pee Wee
1978
63% Gray Lady Down
  • Actor
1978
50% MacArthur
  • Gen. Harding
1977
No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Michael Brandon
1977
98% Assault on Precinct 13
  • Starker
1976
No Score Yet Vigilante Force
  • Perry
1976
60% Truck Turner
  • Drunk
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Coach
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Injured Civil War Re-enactor Richter
  • 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
  • Thaddeus Roarke
  • 1993
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • Samuels
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Lt. Chance
  • 1991
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • Leo
  • 1988
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Sam
  • 1987
No Score Yet Simon & Simon
1981-1989
  • Sgt. Lester
  • 1987
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
  • Bumper Phil
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Arthur Cole Detective Webster Delaney
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet Alice
1976-1985
  • Allen
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • Haller
  • 1977
No Score Yet Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher
1998
  • Al Yaroker

Quotes from Charles Cyphers' Characters