Perry Lang

Perry Lang (born December 24, 1959, Palo Alto, California) is an American director, writer and actor.[1]


Lang has appeared in several films and television shows, such as Teen Lust, and directed himself in Men of War (1994). He had roles in Alligator (1980), Eight Men Out (1988) and Sunshine State (2002) — all written and directed by John Sayles.[2] He also appeared in 1941 (1979), The Big Red One (1980), The Hearse (1980), Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), Body and Soul (1981), Tag: The Assassination Game (1982), O'Hara's Wife (1982), Spring Break (1983), Sahara (1983), Jocks (1987) and Jennifer 8 (1992).[2]


He has directed episodes of television series such as Arli$$, ER, Millennium, Dawson's Creek, NYPD Blue, Nash Bridges, Fantasy Island, Weeds, Gilmore Girls, Army Wives, The Twilight Zone, Alias, Las Vegas, Jack & Bobby, Everwood, and Greek. He also directed himself in Men of War (1994).[2]


He is married to former actress Sage Parker-Lang, with whom he has two children.


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Big Wednesday Tall Kid
1978 Teen Lust Terry Davis
1979 A Great Ride Jim Dancer
1979 1941 Dennis DeSoto
1980 The Hearse Paul Gordon
1980 The Big Red One Pvt. Kaiser - 1st Squad
1980 Alligator Kelly
1981 Cattle Annie and Little Britches Elrod
1981 Body and Soul Charles Golphin
1982 Tag: The Assassination Game Frank English
1982 O'Hara's Wife Rob O'Hara
1983 Spring Break Adam
1983 A Rose for Emily Deputy Binford (Short)
1983 Sahara Andy
1983 Flyers Tim Johnson (Short)
1986 Jocks Jeff
1988 Mortuary Academy Sam Grimm
1988 Jailbird Rock Denny
1988 Eight Men Out Fred McMullin
1990 Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Assailant
1990 Little Vegas Steve
1991 Grave Images Byron (Video)
1992 Dead On: Relentless II Ralph Boshi (Video)
1992 Jennifer 8 Travis
1994 Men of War Lyle
2002 Sunshine State Greg


Year Title Role Notes
1977 ABC Afterschool Specials Hewitt Calder Episode: "Hewitt's Just Different"
1977 The Fitzpatricks Buddy Bonkers Episode: "Say Goodbye to Buddy Bonkers"
1977 James at 15 Episode: "The Apple Tree, the Singing and the Gold"
1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Brian Episode: "The Most Likely to Succeed"
1978 Police Story Al Episode: "A Chance to Live"
1978 Zuma Beach Billy TV movie
1979 How the West Was Won Willie Johnson Episode: "The Innocent"
1979 The Death of Ocean View Park Billy Robbins TV movie
1979 Flying High Roberts Episode: "The Challenges"
1980 A Rumor of War Woodward miniseries
1982 M*A*S*H Sandler Episode: "Hey, Look Me Over"
1983-1984 Bay City Blues Frenchy Nuckles 8 episodes
1985 The Equalizer Bobby Episode: "The Children's Song"
1986 Miami Vice Skip Mueller Episode: "Trust Fund Pirates"
1987 Tales from the Darkside Sandy Darhaus Episode: "My Own Place"
1988 Monsters Lenny Episode: "Holly's House"
1989 China Beach Lt. Commander Frederick Emmanuel Episode: "Crossing the Great Water"
1990 Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler TV movie
1990 The Bakery Wes 'Hotshot' Williams TV movie
1992 Civil Wars Phil Partridge Episode: "A Partridge in a Pair's Tree"
1994 Betrayed by Love Earl McNally TV movie
1995 The Commish Martin Swope Episode: "The Trial"
1995 Dead Weekend Captain TV movie
1996 NYPD Blue Bartender Episode: "Girl Talk"
1997 Nash Bridges Justin Previn Episode: "Most Wanted"
2000 Popular TV Director Episode: "All About Adam"
2002 Glory Days Episode: "The Devil Made Me Do It"
2010 Blue Belle David


  1. ^ "Perry Lang". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c Perry Lang at IMDb

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