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Logan Carlisle Ramsey Jr.
March 21, 1921
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Died||June 26, 2000 (aged 79)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Anne Ramsey (1954–1988) (her death)|
Primarily a TV character actor, Ramsey was a frequent guest star on series television during the 1960s and '70s. Ramsey appeared on, among many others: The Edge of Night; Star Trek; Mission: Impossible; Hawaii Five-O; M*A*S*H; Maude; Charlie's Angels; Quincy, M.E.; Mork & Mindy; Battlestar Galactica; Knight Rider; Night Court; Highway to Heaven and the miniseries Testimony of Two Men and The Winds of War.
Ramsey's film roles included Banning (1967), the Monkees film Head (1968), Childish Things (1969), The Reivers (1969), The Traveling Executioner (1970), What's the Matter with Helen? (1971), Jump (1971), John Witter in the original Walking Tall film trilogy, Some Call It Loving (1973), Busting (1974), Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Treasure of Matecumbe (1976), Mean Dog Blues (1978), Any Which Way You Can (1980, as the husband of his real wife Anne Ramsey), The Beast Within (1982), Joysticks (1983), Scrooged (1988, with his wife Anne Ramsey), and Pass the Ammo (1988).
Ramsey was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Harriet Lillian (née Kilmartin) and Captain Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr., USN, a Naval Aviator who raised the alarm during the attack on Pearl Harbor and later became the captain of the aircraft carrier USS Block Island (CVE-21). The junior Ramsey served as a Naval Aviator aboard the sunken Block Island's namesake carrier, USS Block Island (CVE-106). During down time, Ensign Ramsey would participate in "smokers" (entertainment programs between boxing matches) aboard ship. After the war he moved to New York City and studied acting under famous acting coach Lee Strasberg.
- A Face in the Crowd (1957) - TV Director (uncredited)
- The Hoodlum Priest (1961) - George Hale
- Something Wild (1961) - Bit Part (uncredited)
- Banning (1967) - Doc Brewer
- How to Steal the World (1968) - Ship's Captain
- Head (1968) - Off. Faye Lapid
- Pendulum (1969) - Detective Jelinek
- Childish Things (1969) - Mr. Simmons
- The Reivers (1969) - Walter Clapp
- The Traveling Executioner (1970) - La Follette
- Jump (1971) - Babe Duggers
- The Sporting Club (1971) - Scott
- What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) - Detective Sgt. West
- Glass Houses (1972)
- Outside In (1972) - Uncle Albert
- Walking Tall (1973) - John Witter
- Some Call It Loving (1973) - Carnival Doctor
- Busting (1974) - Dr. Berman
- Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) - Deputy Coroner
- Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Commissioner
- Walking Tall Part 2 (1975) - John Witter
- Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) - Coley
- Walking Tall: Final Chapter (1977) - John Witter
- Mean Dog Blues (1978) - Edmund Oberlin
- Any Which Way You Can (1980) - Luther Quince
- The Beast Within (1982) - Edwin Curwin
- Joysticks (1983) - Mayor Neville
- Say Yes (1986) - George
- Pass the Ammo (1988) - Jim Bob Collins
- Dr. Hackenstein (1988) - Xavier Rhodes
- Scrooged (1988) - Man in Shelter
- Meet the Hollowheads (1989) - Top Drone
- Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) - Brehon Somervell
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- Logan Ramsey Biography (1921-2000)
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Ramsey played the organized crime boss John Witter in the "Walking Tall" trilogy. Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
- "Anne Ramsey, Oscar nominee". Standard-Speaker. Pennsylvania, Hazleton. Associated Press. August 13, 1988. p. 2. Retrieved January 28, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Willis, John (2004). Theatre World 2000-2001: Special Tony Honor Edition. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 257. ISBN 9781557835239. Retrieved 29 January 2017.