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Jesse D. Goins is an American film and television character actor. He is best known for his role in the 1980s television series The Greatest American Hero as Cyler Johnson.

Goins' career in the film industry includes a role in the 1984 comedy movie Up the Creek as a soldier named Brown. However, his most famous film role is that of Joe Cox, a member of Clarence Boddicker's gang in the 1987 classic science fiction movie RoboCop. His most recent role was in the 2009 movie The Ugly Truth.

Apart from The Greatest American Hero, Goins has made many guest appearances on television shows over the past three decades. These include Diff'rent Strokes, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Boy Meets World, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team, Cold Case, ER, Seinfeld, Boston Legal and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


Seinfeld The Hamptons Cop
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again Dutch
The Dukes of Hazzard Don Purcell
1983 Second Thoughts Security Guard
WarGames Sergeant
1984 Up the Creek Brown
1987 RoboCop Joe P. Cox
1988 The Presidio MP Bygrave
1992 Patriot Games FBI Agent Shaw
1995 A Bucket of Blood Art
1996 Larger than Life Airport Guard
Street Corner Justice Troy
Suddenly Ben
1997 In the Company of Men Bank patron
1998 Soldier Chester
1999 Tuesdays with Morrie Sports Fan #2 TV Film
2001 Echos of Enlightenment Paul
2007 American Zombie Officer Hannigan
2009 The Ugly Truth Cliff
2010 Once Fallen Bookman
2017 Deadly Expose Captain Collins

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