Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef
1925 - 1989

Lee Van Cleef  American Actor


Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989), was an American actor who appeared mostly in Westerns and action films. His sharp features and piercing eyes led to him being cast as a villain in scores of films, s...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship18 yrs
Shortest Relationship15 yrs
Average Relationship Length16 yrs, 3 mths
First Name Clarence
Middle Name LeRoy
Last Name Van Cleef
Full Name at Birth Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Jr.
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th January, 1925
Birthplace Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died 16th December, 1989
Place of Death Oxnard, California,United States
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Somerville High School, Somerville, New Jersey, United States (1943)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Colonel Douglas Mortimer In For A Few Dollars More (1965), Angel Eyes In The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).
Year(s) Active 1952–1989
Father Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef Sr.
Mother Marion Levinia [née] (Van Fleet)
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Thieves of Fortune1990 Sergio Danielo Christophero Movie
Speed Zone1989 Rock-Skipping Grandfather Movie
Der Commander1988 Col. Mazzarini Movie
Armed Response1986 Burt Roth Movie
Jungle Raiders1985 Warren Movie
Code Name: Wild Geese1984 China Movie
Goma-21984 Julot Movie
The Master1984 John Peter McAllister TV Show
Escape from New York1981 Hauk Movie
The Octagon1980 McCarn Movie
The Hard Way1979 McNeal TV Movie
The Squeeze1978 Chris Gretchko, Ray Sloan Movie
Diamante Lobo1977 Father John, Lewis Movie
The Perfect Killer1977 Harry Chapman Movie
Vengeance1977 McClain Movie
Nowhere to Hide1977 Ike Scanlon TV Movie
Take a Hard Ride1975 Kiefer Movie
El kárate, el Colt y el impostor1974 Dakota Movie
Dio, sei proprio un padreterno!1973 Frankie Diomede Movie
Grand Duel1972 Sheriff Clayton Movie
The Magnificent Seven Ride!1972 Chris Movie
È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta1971 Sabata Movie
Deathwork1971 Capt. Apache Movie
Hunt the Man Down1971 Roy King Movie
Barquero1970 Travis Movie
El Condor1970 Jaroo Movie
Sabata1969 Sabata Movie
Al di là della legge1968 Billy Joe Cudlip Movie
Commandos1968 MSgt. Sullivan Movie
Death Rides a Horse1967 Ryan Movie
Day of Anger1967 Frank Talby Movie
The Big Gundown1966 Jonathan 'Colorado' Corbett Movie
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1966 Sentenza Movie
For a Few Dollars More1965 Col. Douglas Mortimer Movie
Branded1965 Charlie Yates TV Show
Laredo1965 Big Mike Kelly TV Show
My Mother the Car1965 Nick Fitch TV Show
Destry1964 Ace Slater TV Show
The Dakotas1963 Slade Tucker, Larry Jackson TV Show
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1963 Raoul Volta TV Show
How the West Was Won1962 River Pirate (uncredited) Movie
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962 Reese Movie
Posse from Hell1961 Leo Movie
Ripcord1961 Jack Martin, Henry Kane TV Show
The Dick Powell Theatre1961 Salty TV Show
The Joey Bishop Show1961 TV Show
Stagecoach West1960 Lin Hyatt TV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960 Skip TV Show
The Slowest Gun in the West1960 Sam Bass TV Movie
Guns, Girls, and Gangsters1959 Mike Bennett Movie
Ride Lonesome1959 Frank Movie
Black Saddle1959 Frank Sandoo TV Show
Bonanza1959 Appling TV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959 Manuel TV Show
Laramie1959 Caleb, Mac Morgan, Dawson TV Show
Law of the Plainsman1959 Tracey TV Show
Mr. Lucky1959 Kruger TV Show
Rawhide1959 Deck Sommers, Fred Grant TV Show
Riverboat1959 Luke Cragg TV Show
Shotgun Slade1959 Bob TV Show
The Alaskans1959 Roc TV Show
The Deputy1959 Cherokee Kid TV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Peak TV Show
The Untouchables1959 Frank Diamond TV Show
The Twilight Zone1959 Steinhart TV Show
Hotel de Paree1959 Thompson TV Show
Day of the Bad Man1958 Jake Hayes Movie
Machete1958 Miguel Movie
The Bravados1958 Alfonso Parral Movie
The Young Lions1958 1st Sgt. Rickett Movie
77 Sunset Strip1958 Majeski, Deek TV Show
Bronco1958 Charley Clune, Shanghai Williams TV Show
Cimarron City1958 Tom TV Show
Lawman1958 Deputy Clyde Wilson TV Show
Northwest Passage1958 Frank Wade TV Show
The Rifleman1958 Johnny Drako, Wicks, Stinger TV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958 Jumbo Kane TV Show
Yancy Derringer1958 Frank James TV Show
Frontier Doctor1958 Deputy Sid Carver aka Bill Dalton TV Show
Target1958 TV Show
China Gate1957 Maj. Cham Movie
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral1957 Ed Bailey Movie
Joe Dakota1957 Adam Grant Movie
The Badge of Marshal Brennan1957 Shad Donaphin Movie
The Lonely Man1957 Faro Movie
The Tin Star1957 Ed McGaffey Movie
Casey Jones1957 Mort Clio TV Show
Colt .451957 Red Feather, Devery TV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957 Golias, Corbin TV Show
Maverick1957 Wolf McManus TV Show
Perry Mason1957 Edward Doyle TV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957 Ed Murdock TV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957 Cherokee Bob TV Show
The Real McCoys1957 1st Sentry TV Show
Tombstone Territory1957 Jake Conroy, Sam Carver TV Show
Trackdown1957 Ben Fraser TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Rufe Beal TV Show
Zorro1957 Antonio Castillo TV Show
The Quiet Gun1957 Doug Sadler Movie
Gun Battle at Monterey1957 Kirby Movie
Raiders of Old California1957 Sgt. Damon Pardee Movie
The Last Stagecoach West1957 Steve Margolies Movie
It Conquered the World1956 Dr. Tom Anderson Movie
Pardners1956 Gus Movie
The Conqueror1956 Chepei Movie
Tribute to a Bad Man1956 Fat Jones Movie
Sheriff of Cochise1956 Hackett TV Show
State Trooper1956 Frank Parnessa TV Show
Accused of Murder1956 Police Sgt. Emmett Lackey Movie
Wire Service1956 Al Sanders TV Show
Chevron Hall of Stars1956 Thomas TV Show
A Man Alone1955 Clanton Movie
Ten Wanted Men1955 Al Drucker Movie
The Big Combo1955 Fante Movie
The Naked Street1955 Harry Goldish Movie
Brave Eagle1955 Great Bear TV Show
Cheyenne1955 Harry, Larry Jackson, Braden TV Show
Crossroads1955 Charlie TV Show
Fury1955 Race Collins TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Ike Jeffords, Johnny Hooker, Rad Meadows TV Show
Soldiers of Fortune1955 Sergeant Bucheroff TV Show
The Adventures of Champion1955 Frank TV Show
The Millionaire1955 Howard Branch TV Show
I Cover the Underworld1955 Flash Logan Movie
The Road to Denver1955 Pecos Larry Movie
The Vanishing American1955 Jay Lord Movie
Treasure of Ruby Hills1955 Frank Emmett Movie
Buffalo Bill, Jr.1955 Tom Stace, John-O TV Show
TV Reader's Digest1955 Mike TV Show
The Star and the Story1955 TV Show
Luke and the Tenderfoot1955 Johnny Dark Movie
Dawn at Socorro1954 Earl Ferris Movie
Rails Into Laramie1954 Ace Winton Movie
Princess of the Nile1954 Hakar (uncredited) Movie
The Yellow Tomahawk1954 Fire Knife Movie
Annie Oakley1954 Amos Belcher, Tim Brennan TV Show
Medic1954 Dr. Frank Strauss TV Show
Stories of the Century1954 Jesse James TV Show
Studio 571954 Tommy TV Show
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1954 Ed McCleod TV Show
Waterfront1954 Ed TV Show
Arrow in the Dust1954 Tillotson Henchman Movie
Gypsy Colt1954 Hank Movie
The Desperado1954 The Crayton Twins, Paul Movie
Arena1953 Smitty Movie
Jack Slade1953 Bolt Mackay Movie
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms1953 Corp. Stone Movie
The Lawless Breed1953 Dirk Hanley Movie
Tumbleweed1953 Marv Movie
Vice Squad1953 Pete Monte Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Dave Rudabaugh TV Show
The Bandits of Corsica1953 Nerva Movie
The Nebraskan1953 Private Reno Benton Movie
White Lightning1953 Brutus Allen Movie
City Detective1953 Hardtman TV Show
The Man Behind the Badge1953 Floyd TV Show
High Noon1952 Jack Colby Movie
Kansas City Confidential1952 Tony Romano Movie
Untamed Frontier1952 Dave Chittun Movie
Cavalcade of America1952 TV Show
Death Valley Days1952 Brogger TV Show
Four Star Playhouse1952 Bob Wheeler aka Sonora Kid TV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952 Stanley Perrin TV Show
Boston Blackie1951 Lou, Captain Jansen TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951 Cowboy, Wink, Sheriff TV Show
Sky King1951 Mark TV Show
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951 Sheriff Ned Jackson, Maj. Farnsworth and Vance Howard, Burt Tanner TV Show
The Range Rider1951 El Latigo, Utah Joe, Rocky Hatch TV Show
Big Town1950 Jack Coleman, Rick TV Show
Space Patrol1950 Lesser, Ward, Herrick TV Show
The Gene Autry Show1950 Henchman Ray, Henchman Hod TV Show
The Lone Ranger1949 Jango, Bull Harper, Joe Singer TV Show
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    wjerryzOct 2, 2015

    One of my all time favorite actors. I enjoyed all his movies. He left us too soon. RIP.

    Claude MercutioApr 5, 2013

    Mon message est parti avant que je finisse! Il fut le Méchant par excellence et on le retiendra surtout dans ces rˆoles. Tu nous manques, Lee: Comme on aimait te ha¨ir!

    Claude MercutioApr 5, 2013

    Un physique unique, une présence incroyable, un réel talent souvent mésestimé. Mort trop tˆot, il est encore un mythe plus de 23 ans après

    kellyDec 24, 2007

    If Lee was still alive, I would be his "Anytime Annie"

    realwolverineOct 7, 2007

    Am I reading this correctly?
    No previous comments on Lee Van Cleef?
    oh well, just confirms my excellent unique taste :-)
    This man looks like a resident of Atlantis, he is very very very very handsome and he doesn`t look/act as if he knows it-well he does but not in a concieted way! I can only think it`s envy/jealousy that so many in media etc refer to him only as a "mere" character actor

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