Ed Lauter -- (10/30/1938-10/16/2013). American Actor & Stand-Up Comedian. He portrayed Fire Captain Dannaker on TV Series "ER". Movies -- "The Longest Yard" as Captain Knauer & Duane, "The Chicken Chronicles" as Mr. Nastase, "Cujo" as Joe Camber, "The Prometheus Project" as Dr. Walton, "Gentleman B" as Harry Koslow and "Death Wish 3" as Richard Shriker. He died of Mesothelioma, age 74.
Ed Lauter-Veteran actor Ed Lauter, who had a long career as a character actor in TV series including The Rockford Files and Miami Vice, died on Oct. 16 after battling mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. The Shameless actor was 74 at the time of his death.
Ed Lauter: In a film career that has extended for over four decades, Ed Lauter has starred in a plethora of film and television productions. Lauter has portrayed an eclectic array of characters over the years, including (but not limited to), authority/military figures, edgy villains, and good-hearted heavies.
Youngblood: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter, Jim Youngs, Eric Nesterenko, George J. Finn, Fionnula Flanagan, Ken James, Peter Faussett, Walker Boone, Keanu Reeves, Peter Markle - director