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Brett Rice

Brett Rice was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the oldest of four children. He attended a number of schools until finally, he was sent to Marist Military Academy in Atlanta, after which he had a short spell in the Army. One day Brett went with a friend to the theater building to wait as he auditioned for a show. While he waited the director asked him if he wanted to audition. He landed a role and from that moment on lived, ate and drank the theater. For the next five years he went to every theater in Atlanta and auditioned for almost everything that came along. This included a TV pilot for The Catlins (1982) which led to a two year contract. He got a part in The Bear (1984), with Gary Busey and then a role in a TV movie called Poison Ivy (1985), with 'Michael J. Fox', 'Adam Baldwin' and Nancy McKeon. Work dried up until Brett started a fantastic run of luck in which he worked solidly thru the 90s. He played in due TV shows such as I'll Fly Away (1991), In the Heat of the Night (1988), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), and many more. Theatrical Films included Forrest Gump (1994), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Kalifornia (1993), Passenger 57 (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The Waterboy (1998) and most recently as a co-star in Remember the Titans (2000) in which he played Coach Tyrell opposite Denzel Washington and 'Will Patton'. Brett has a guest appearance on the television show, Sheena (2000). The episode, 'Stranded in the Jungle' will be shown in 2002. Brett has over 75 credits for TV and Film, and at least that many credits for the stage. He has become a Councilor at Large with SAG to get more closely involved with the unusual politics and negotiations with producers in LA and NY.

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Nov 30, 1953
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series In the Heat of the Night 1988-03-06
Latest Project:
Series True Detective 2014-01-12

1 win.

Known For
Poster of True Detective
Poster of The Mentalist
Poster of True Blood
Poster of Criminal Minds
True Detective Unknown 2014-01-12
Magic City Senator Ned Sloat 8 episodes, 2012-2013 2012
Suburgatory Unknown 2011-09-28
The Glades Unknown 2010-07-11
Lie to Me Unknown 2009-01-21
Drop Dead Diva Unknown 2009-07-12
NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
The Mentalist Unknown 2008-09-23
Leverage Unknown 2008-12-07
Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Sheena Unknown 2000-10-07
From the Earth to the Moon Unknown 1998-04-05
Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Thunder in Paradise Unknown 1994-03-21
Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
SeaQuest 2032 Unknown 1993-09-12
I'll Fly Away Unknown 1991-10-07
In the Heat of the Night Unknown 1988-03-06
Superboy Unknown 1988-10-08