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R. Lee Ermey

Facts of R. Lee Ermey

Date of Birth: 1944 , March-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet

Quick Timeline of R. Lee Ermey

1944 Born in Emporia, Kansas, United States
1961 Was arrested for criminal mischief
1961 Joined US Marine Corps
1972 Was medically discharged
1978 Began his acting career
1987 Appeared in the movie, Full Metal Jacket
1975 Married to Nila Ermey
2002 Voice acted in the movie, Kim Possible
1988 Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
2013 Won Telly Awards

Detail Timeline of R. Lee Ermey

March 24 , 1944

Born in Emporia, Kansas, United States

Also known by the name The Gunny, R. Lee Ermey was born as Ronald Lee Ermey in Emporia, Kansas, United States of America. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas along with his brothers. He was also raised in Toppenish, Washington.

1961

Was arrested for criminal mischief

When Ermey was aged 17 years old, he was arrested twice for criminal mischief. When he was arrested for the second time in his life, he was ordered to choose a life in jail or a life in military.

1961

Joined US Marine Corps

Out of the two options, a life in jail or a life in military, he chose the latter one and then in the early 1960s, he joined United States Marine Corps. He took his training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

1972

Was medically discharged

He began serving in the aviation support field and then in 1965 he became a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He was discharged from military in the early 1970s after a decade of his service in the military.

1978

Began his acting career

In 1978, he began appearing in as an actor. That year he starred the role of Staff Sergeant Loyce in the movie The Boys in Company C. The following year he starred in the movies like Apocalypse Now and Up From The Depths.

1987

Appeared in the movie, Full Metal Jacket

He became popular in the mid 1980s by starring the role of Gunny in the war movie Purple Hearts. He is well appreciated for starring the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket and Mayor Tilman in the movie Mississippi Burning.

1975

Married to Nila Ermey

In 1975, Ermey got married to love of his life Nila Ermey. It's been more than four decades they have been bonded as a married couple but till date there is no any rumors about their separation. From this married life they welcomed four sons and daughters.

2002

Voice acted in the movie, Kim Possible

R. Lee Ermey is also a voice artist. In 2002, he played the voice role of General Sims in an American animated children's television series Kim Possible. In 2001, he appeared in the TV show Family Guy.

1988

Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

He is famous for playing the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket. For this role, he got his first nomination in Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in 1988 and he won this award that year for Best Supporting Actor. 

2013

Won Telly Awards

In 2013, he got nominated in Telly Awards for the first time in his life and he was awarded with this award that year for Online Video. He has also once been nominated in Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and Awards Circuit Community Awards. 

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In 1975, Ermey got married to love of his life Nila Ermey. It's been more than four decades they have been bonded as a married couple but till date there is no any rumors about their separation. From this married life they welcomed four sons and daughters. His nationality is American.

When Ermey was aged 17 years old, he was arrested twice for criminal mischief. When he was arrested for the second time in his life, he was ordered to choose a life in jail and military and then in the early 1960s, he joined United States Marine Corps. He took his training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He began serving in the aviation support field and then in 1965 he became a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He was discharged from military in the early 1970s after a decade of his service in the military. In 1978, he began appearing in as an actor. That year he starred the role of Staff Sergeant Loyce in the movie The Boys in Company C. The following year he starred in the movies like Apocalypse Now and Up From The Depths. He is well appreciated for starring the role of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket and Mayor Tilman in the movie Mississippi Burning. In 2001, he appeared in the TV show Family Guy. His favorite quotes are I always love to come to Austin and there are a lot of whiners in every crowd. His net worth is $12 million dollars.