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FactThis bald, hulking character actor is frequently cast as stern cops or others involved in law enforcement.

Rex Linn is an American actor who is best known for his role as Frank Tripp in the television series CSI: Miami. He was born on November 13, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. His parents are James Paul Linn and Dorothy Faye Linn. He has two brothers and one sister. He attended Heritage Hall High School and then the University of Oklahoma, where he studied drama.

After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including Cheers, The Young and the Restless, 24, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. He has also done voice work for video games, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Borderlands. In addition to his work in television and film, Rex Linn is also a successful businessman.

He is the founder of Rex Linn Productions, a production company that specializes in creating educational videos for businesses. He is also the owner of a ranch in Oklahoma, where he raises cattle. Rex Linn is married to his wife, Kelley, and they have two children together. ..

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Full NameRex Linn
Height1.93 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationHeritage Hall School, Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, Casady School


ParentsJames Paul Linn, Darlene Deere


MoviesCliffhanger, Zombeavers, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Cutthroat Island, Rush Hour, Breakdown, After the Sunset, Tin Cup, Django Unchained, The Hunted, The Postman, Thunderheart, Appaloosa, Monte Walsh, Devil's Knot, Blast from the Past, Abominable, Ghosts of Mars, Drop Zone, The Odd Couple II,...
TV ShowsCSI: Miami

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1Rex Linn worked with Kevin Costner on 3 films; "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "Tin Cup" (1996), and "The Postman" (1997).
2Rex Linn worked with Tom Selleck on 3 occasions; "Last Stand at Saber River" (1997), "Crossfire Trail" (2001), and "Monte Walsh" (2003).
3Has worked with John Lithgow in three projects: Cliffhanger and two guest spots on 3rd Rock from the Sun (episodes Frozen Dick (1996) and Tom, Dick and Mary (1997)).
4He was a 32-year-old bank vice-president in western Oklahoma before he decided to move to L.A. and become an actor in the late 1980s.
5He has a B.A. degree in Radio, Television and Film from Oklahoma State University.
6This bald, hulking character actor is frequently cast as stern cops or others involved in law enforcement.




Cupid's Proxy2017post-productionClive
Nashville2015-2016TV SeriesBill Lexington
Better Call Saul2016TV SeriesKevin Wachtell
The Ranch2016TV SeriesCoach Shaw
The Brink2015TV SeriesAdmiral McBride
Key and Peele2015TV SeriesDetective
State of Affairs2015TV SeriesSenator Burke
Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink2014Agent Shane Walsh
The Lottery2014TV SeriesChairman of the Joint Chiefs General Langdon A general
A Million Ways to Die in the West2014Sheriff / Narrator
Flutter2014Sheriff 'Cougar' Cole
Game Day with Rex and Kevo2013TV MovieHost
Devil's Knot2013Chief Inspector Gitchell
Django Unchained2012Tennessee Harry
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike2012Kip Chalmer
CSI: Miami2003-2012TV SeriesFrank Tripp
The Walking Dead: Webisodes2011TV SeriesPalmer
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams2009ShortSheriff Murdstone
Trial by Fire2008TV MovieChief Bill Berry
Appaloosa2008Clyde Stringer
The Grand Ride of the Abernathy Boys2007Video shortNarrator (voice)
Saving Grace2007TV SeriesWiley
Abominable2006Farmer Hoss
Two Tickets to Paradise2006Karl
American Gun2005Earl
The Zodiac2005Jim Martinez
After the Sunset2004Agent Kowalski
Cheaper by the Dozen2003Coach Bricker
Spin, Shoot & Run2003Jeddidah
The Hunted2003Powell
Monte Walsh2003TV MovieHat Henderson
The Round and Round2002Sheriff
The Salton Sea2002Detective Bookman
Ghosts of Mars2001Yared
The Fugitive2000-2001TV SeriesKarl Vasick
Crossfire Trail2001TV MovieLuke Taggart
Profiler2000TV SeriesAgent Ellis Talbot
The Pretender2000TV SeriesAgent Ellis Talbot
Snoops1999TV SeriesJasper
Y2K1999TV MovieNuclear Plant Foreman
Walker, Texas Ranger1999TV SeriesLester Stahl / Sheriff Leland Stahl
Instinct1999Guard Alan
A Murder on Shadow Mountain1999TV MovieDet. Bonney
The Jack Bull1999TV MovieShelby Dykes
Blast from the Past1999Dave
Vengeance Unlimited1998TV SeriesJ.J.
Black Cat Run1998TV MovieSheriff Ben Bronte
Rush Hour1998Agent Whitney
The Odd Couple II1998JayJay
Ecce Pirate1997ShortCaptain Spot
Alone1997TV MovieTravis Floyd
The Postman1997Mercer
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-1997TV SeriesWebber / Chuck
Nash Bridges1997TV Series
Breakdown1997/ISheriff Boyd
Last Stand at Saber River1997TV MovieBill Dancy
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Martin Scott
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996Man in Bed
Tin Cup1996Dewey
Public Enemies1996VideoAl Spencer
Cutthroat Island1995Mr. Blair
Perfect Alibi1995Bartender
Independence Day1994ShortNext-Door Neighbor
Drop Zone1994Bobby
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice1994TV MovieDave
Clear and Present Danger1994Washington Detective
Wyatt Earp1994Frank McLaury
Confessions: Two Faces of Evil1994TV MovieGleason
Iron Will1994Joe McPherson
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1994TV SeriesMountain McClain
Cliffhanger1993Richard Travers
Raven1993TV Series
Sniper1993Colonel (uncredited)
Thunderheart1992FBI Agent
FBI: The Untold Stories1992TV SeriesChristopher Wilder
In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion1992TV MovieSheriff Ron Gray
Doogie Howser, M.D.1991TV SeriesBilly
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw1991TV MovieHenry
Northern Exposure1991TV SeriesMartin
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys1991Guest at Barbeque
Across Five Aprils1990Jake
The Bounty Hunter1990Policeman #1 (as Rex Lynn)
The Young Riders1990TV SeriesSherriff
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars1989TV MovieLogan (as Rex M. Linn)
Night Game1989Epps
Oklahoma Passage1989TV Mini-SeriesQuantrill
Dark Before Dawn1988Don Hayse
Bonanza: The Next Generation1988TV MovieCease
Shadows on the Wall1986Jason Townsend
American Con: The MeetingTV ShortRay Henley


Dark Before Dawn1988associate producer
American Con: The MeetingTV Short producer

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys1991assistant location manager


Shadows on the Wall1986assistant to producer


The Cowboy2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Army Behind the Army: Rations2014Documentary shortHimself
Army Mail: The Army Behind the Army2013Documentary shortHimself
CSI: Miami - Season 10: A 'Tripp' to the Set2012Video shortHimself
CSI: Miami - Season 10: A Perfect Ten2012Video shortHimself
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Anatomy of a Fraud: The Rogue Broker2010DocumentaryHimself - Host
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Anatomy of a Fraud: Catching a Con in Pottowattamie County2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of 'Rush Hour'1999Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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