R Lee Ermey Net Worth, Movies, Wife, Cause of Death, Latest News in 2023 | Celeb Maniac

R Lee Ermey Net Worth, Movies, Wife, Cause of Death, Latest News:

BornMarch 24, 1944
Birth PlaceEmporia, Kansas, U.S.
Age (as of 2018)74 Years
DeathApril 15, 2018
Cause of DeathComplications related to Pneumonia
Place of DeathSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Real NameRonald Lee Ermey
Professional NameR. Lee Ermey
WifeNila Ermey (m. 1975)
Father’s NameJohn Edward (1924–2016) 
Mother’s NameBetty (née Pantle) Ermey (1925–2005)
ProfessionAmerican Actor and U.S. Marine Drill Instructor
Net Worth(2023)$12 million
Political PartyIndependent
Sex OrientationStraight
School & CollegeNot Known (under review, will update soon)
Educational QualificationsGraduate
Height5 feet 11 inches (182 cm)
WeightNot Known (under review, will update soon)
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorBrown

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R Lee Ermey Wiki:

R Lee Ermey Net Worth
R. Lee Ermey ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’ premiere held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California – 05.10.06 Credit: WENN [Photo via Newscom] wennphotos394652_texas_chainsaw_12_wenn881534.jpg

R Lee Ermey was born on March 24, 1944, in Emporia, Kansas, to parents John Edward Ermey (1924–2016) and Betty (née Pantle) Ermey (1925–2005). A few years after Ermey’s birth, his father relocated the family—which included Ermey and his five brothers—to a tiny farm outside of Kansas City. Then, in 1958, when Ermey was 14 years old, his father relocated the family to a remote house between Granger, Washington, and Zillah, Washington.

R Lee Ermey acknowledged being a “troublemaker and a bit of a hell-raiser” as a youngster and regularly getting into mischief. Ermey’s mother tried to modify his behavior by taking him before a court in 1961 when he was 17 years old. The young Ermey was given the option of serving his country in the military or going to jail; he picked the former.

American actor and drill instructor R Lee Ermey passed away on April 15, 2018. He rose to stardom after playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 movie Full Metal Jacket, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey also served as an honorary gunnery sergeant and staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

R Lee Ermey was frequently cast in roles of authority figures, including Sheriff Hoyt in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine, Jimmy Lee Farnsworth in Fletch Lives, a police captain in Se7en, Sarge, the leader of the plastic army men, in the first three installments of the Toy Story franchise (1995–2010), Lt. “Tice” Ryan in Rocket Power, and John House in the television series House.

R Lee Ermey served as the host of two History Channel programs: Lock n’ Load with R. Lee Ermey, which focused on the evolution of various weapons, and Mail Call, in which he responded to questions from viewers regarding a range of military topics, both contemporary and historical. Additionally, he was GunnyTime’s anchor on the Outdoor Channel.

R Lee Ermey Personal Life:

In 1975, R Lee Ermey married his wife, Nila. They were married till his passing away and had four children together.

R Lee Ermey Net Worth

R Lee Ermey was a founding member of the Lancaster, California-based Bravery Brewing.

R Lee Ermey was a founding member of the Lancaster, California-based Bravery Brewing.

R Lee Ermey was honored with a post-service promotion of gunnery sergeant (E-7) on May 17, 2002, by Commandant of the Marine Corps General James L. Jones in appreciation for his ongoing support of Americans serving in the armed forces.

He went on morale-boosting trips and visited American troops in places like Al Kut, Iraq, and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where he also shot scenes for his television program Mail Call. He performed a comic act while playing the role of GySgt Hartman in a USO-style presentation while stationed at Bagram Airfield. In 2003, he also carried out similar actions in Doha, Qatar, and Camp Doha in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

R Lee Ermey referred to himself as self-sufficient. Ermey supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election but afterward criticized his economic policies, saying he was trying to “impose socialism” on the American people and “destroying the country.” In a 2015 interview, Ermey declared his support for Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for the presidency. You know what, I just saw Ted Cruz. What a hard act to follow, he continued. The first two choices are not taken into consideration; I will not tell you for whom I will vote. He supported Donald Trump for president.

R Lee Ermey served on the board of the National Rifle Association and backed the Second Amendment.

R Lee Ermey Career:

Military Career:

R Lee Ermey, who was 17 years old when he enrolled, underwent recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in San Diego, California. He worked for a while in the aviation service industry before joining India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where he was stationed from 1965 to 1967, as a drill instructor.

R Lee Ermey Net Worth

At Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, R Lee Ermey later served with Marine Wing Support Group 17. He served 14 months in South Vietnam after receiving an order to go there in 1968 with MWSG-17. He finished the rest of his duty in Okinawa and was promoted to Staff Sergeant (E-6). Due to many injuries, he was medically retired in 1972. On May 17, 2002, Commandant of the Marine Corps General James L. Jones granted him an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7).

R Lee Ermey frequently took advantage of the chance to interact with fresh recruits, traveling to the Marine Corps Recruit Depots in San Diego, California, and Parris Island, South Carolina (about five miles, or 8.0 km) south of Beaufort). The latter of these two training sites served as the backdrop for an episode of Mail Call.

Acting Career:


R Lee Ermey used his G.I. Bill benefits to attend the University of Manila in the Philippines after being released from the Marine Corps. While there, Sidney J. Furie’s 1978 film The Boys in Company C, starring him as a Marine drill instructor, gave him his first acting gig. Then, while working with Francis Ford Coppola as a technical advisor, he was chosen to play a First Air Cavalry helicopter pilot in a single scene of the 1979 film Apocalypse Now. In the Philippines, both films were filmed. He also had an appearance in the Philippine-filmed 1984 film Purple Hearts as a Gunnery Sergeant.

R Lee Ermey had few acting jobs up until 1987 when Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket cast him as drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. He was initially simply supposed to serve as the technical advisor. Ermey produced an instructional tape in which he launched a long diatribe at a number of extras, persuading Kubrick that he was the ideal candidate for the part.

As a result, Kubrick changed his mind. A remarkable anomaly in a Kubrick film, R Lee Ermey was permitted to write or edit his own lines and improvise on the set in an effort to add realism to the picture. Ermey was a superb performer, according to Kubrick, who subsequently said that the actor sometimes needed just two or three takes for each scene, which is rare for a Kubrick movie. Because of Ermey’s outstanding performance, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

In later roles that were comparable to his role in Full Metal Jacket, R Lee Ermey played a drill teacher in the Space: Above and Beyond pilot episode and the ghost of a drill instructor in the movie The Frighteners. Ermey eventually made appearances in about 60 films, including The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989, also a Vietnam War film), Mississippi Burning, Se7en, Fletch Lives, Leaving Las Vegas, Prefontaine, Saving Silverman, On Deadly Ground, Sommersby, Life, Man of the House, Toy Soldiers, and The Salton Sea. He also played an evil sadist in two Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.

R Lee Ermey Net Worth

Along with Roughnecks and X-Men 3, Ermey also provided his voice for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3. For programs like Kim Possible, The Simpsons, Family Guy, SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocket Power, The Angry Beavers, Fillmore!, Miami Vice, House, Scrubs, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Invader Zim, he frequently played a dominating military figure. In Recess: School’s Out, his voice was also momentarily audible using a voice masking device. Additionally, he served as the host of R Lee Ermey’s documentary programs Lock n’ Load and Mail Call.


For two episodes (1 and 8) of the first season of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. in 1993, Ermey played Bruce Campbell’s character’s father.

R Lee Ermey appeared as a sheriff in Tales from the Crypt’s “Staired in Horror,” episode nine from season six, on December 14, 1994. In the episode “Revelations” from season three of The X-Files, he also played the pastor Reverend Patrick Findley. Ermey talked about military history, tactics, and armaments on Mail Call. Mail Call’s topics were decided by emails from viewers; one episode was on an M1 Abrams tank, while others dealt with World War II secrets, and yet others with aspects of medieval combat. The set included a World War II vehicle, along with the military tent, equipment, and weaponry.

In Space: Above and Beyond the Pilot, he played Sergeant Major Frank Bougus, USMC, in an uncredited capacity.

R Lee Ermey visited Kuwait in June 2003, during the first stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to document the delivery of mail to military members by the Defence Department for a Mail Call episode. He was the 341st person to fly in the B-2 stealth bomber, according to a 2005 Mail Call episode that was shot at Whiteman Air Force Base. Additionally, he appeared in Human Target’s “Second Chance” episode as a guest star.

R Lee Ermey also had cameo appearances in the sitcom Scrubs as the Janitor’s father and the television drama House as Dr. Gregory House’s father, who was a decorated naval pilot while serving in the Marine Corps (“Birthmarks”, “Daddy’s Boy”). In numerous episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, he also provided the voice of Wildcat.

R Lee Ermey Net Worth

In the episodes “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming” and “Waiting for Duffman” of The Simpsons, Ermey provided the voice of Colonel Leslie “Hap” Hapablap.

He provided the voice of an angry warden of a maximum-security island jail who constantly tried to demoralize the convicts in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Inmates of Summer.” He provided the voice of Drill Sergeant Goonther, the trainer of the Lipizzaner stallions, in The Angry Beavers episode “Fancy Prance.”

Lock n’ Load with R Lee Ermey, a second History Channel program that R Lee Ermey hosted in 2009, explored the development of several modern military weaponry.

In a spoof of several of his well-known personalities, R Lee Ermey appeared in a GEICO ad in late 2010 as a drill instructor turned therapist who insults a client. Additionally, Ermey was highlighted each week on College GameDay on ESPN. His job was to disparage the inaccurate predictions made by the experts the week before. Ermey made a guest appearance as a paroled sex offender in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Trophy” that same year.

On the X-Play program about Bulletstorm in 2011, R Lee Ermey played a drill teacher. Ermey once more played a drill instructor in the Family Guy episode “Grumpy Old Man”.

GunnyTime, a show that launched on Outdoor Channel in 2015, has Ermey as its host.

R Le Ermey Movies and TV Shows:

1978The Boys in Company CStaff Sergeant Loyce
1979Apocalypse NowEagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot
Up from the DepthsLee
1984Purple HeartsGunnery Sergeant “Gunny”
1987Full Metal JacketGunnery Sergeant Hartman
Miami ViceDetective Sergeant Ernest Haskell
1988Mississippi BurningMayor Tilman
1989The Siege of Firebase GloriaSergeant Major Bill Hafner / Narrator
Fletch LivesJimmy Lee Farnsworth
1990DemonstoneColonel Joe Haines
The RiftCaptain Phillips
The TakeWeller
I’m Dangerous TonightLieutenant Ackman
83 Hours ‘Til DawnGlen Fairling
1991The Terror Within IIVon Demming
Toy SoldiersGeneral Kramer
True IdentityHouston’s Boss
1993HexedDetective Ferguson
SommersbyDick Mead
Body SnatchersGeneral Platt
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.Marshal Brisco County Sr.
Double SwitchLyle, The Handyman
1994French SilkChief Crowder
Chain of CommandBenjamin Brewster
On Deadly GroundStone
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd StoryMr. Byrd
Naked Gun 33+1⁄3: The Final InsultMess Hall Guard
Love Is a GunFrank Deacon
Tales from the CryptSheriff
1995Murder in the FirstJudge Clawson
Best of the Best 3: No Turning BackPreacher Brian
SevenPolice Captain
Leaving Las VegasConventioneer
Space: Above and BeyondSergeant Major Bougus
Under the Hula MoonLieutenant Colonel J.P. McIntire
Toy StorySarge
The X-FilesReverend Findley
Dead Man WalkingClyde Percy
The SimpsonsColonel Leslie “Hap” Hapablap
1996Soul of the GameWilkie
The FrightenersThe Late Master Sergeant Hiles
1997PrefontaineBill Bowerman
Dead Men Can’t DanceSenator Pullman T. Fowler
Weapons of Mass DistractionBilly Paxton
SwitchbackSheriff Buck Olmstead
The Angry BeaversSergeant Goonther
Starship TroopersNews Announcer
Rough RidersSecretary of State John Hay
1997–1998CrackerLieutenant Fry
1998The SenderColonel Rosewater
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The SeriesSergeant Yorkie
1999You Know My NameNix
LifeOlder Sheriff Pike
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy RobotGeneral Thorton
The Apartment ComplexFrank Stanton
Toy Story 2Sarge
1999–2000Roughnecks: STCSky Marshall Sanchez
2000The Chaos FactorColonel Ben Wilder
Skipped PartsCaspar Callahan
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsSarge
2001Saving SilvermanCoach Norton
Recess: School’s OutColonel O’Malley
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of SteelGeneral Barnaky
Real War: Rogue StatesBriefings
Real War: Air, Land, Sea
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2President Richard Benson
Scenes of the CrimeMr. Parker
Family GuyCoach
Taking SidesGeneral Wallace
On the BorderlineCaptain Elias
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of CortexWa-Wa
2002Run Ronnie Run!Lead Kidnapper
The Salton SeaVerne Plummer
ScrubsJanitor’s Father
Frank McKlusky, C.I.Jockey Master
Invader ZimSergeant Hobo 678
A.K.A. BirdseyeSheriff Gathers
2002–2009Mail CallHimself (Host)
2003Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear’s Blast Up TogetherSarge
WillardFrank Martin
Fillmore!Colonel Thrift
The Texas Chainsaw MassacreCharlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
Kim PossibleGeneral Sims
Rocket PowerMadison
The Grim Adventures of Billy & MandyDrill Sergeant
Father of the PrideSergeant Bunny
2005My Life as a Teenage RobotSarge
Man of the HouseCaptain Nichols
2005–2008HouseJohn House
2006X-Men: The Last StandSergeant
Shark BaitJack
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningCharlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
2007SpongeBob SquarePantsPrison Warden
Eleventh HourBob Henson
2009Lock n’ Load with R. Lee ErmeyHimself (Host)
2009–2011Batman: The Brave and the BoldWildcat
2010Toy Story 3Sarge
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitWalter Burlock
An Okay Place to EatSergeant Cereal
2011Family GuyDrill Sergeant With Alzheimer’s Disease
2012The WatchManfred
2012Kung Fu Panda: Legends of AwesomenessGeneral Tsin
2013Call of Duty: GhostsDrill Instructor DLC
2015The SimpsonsColonel Leslie “Hap” Hapablap
2015–2017GunnyTimeHimself (host)
2016Military MakeoverHimself (host)

Video Games:

R Lee Ermey portrayed Lyle The Handyman in the 1993 Mega-CD/Sega CD game Double Switch, which included full motion. He served as Earthsiege 2’s player character’s top officer in 1996.

R Lee Ermey provided the voice of Wa-Wa and General Barnaky, respectively, in the video games Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel. In Real War: Air, Land, and Sea, a real-time strategy video game based on the official Joint Chiefs of Staff training game, he also made an appearance. He provided voiceovers for Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2014.

R Lee Ermey and the persona of Hartman have been mentioned by a number of characters. The recruitable companion in Fallout 3 is called Sergeant RL-3, a modified military robot with a demeanor highly reminiscent of Ermey (the name is a play on Ermey’s initials, where the 3 stands for the letter E in leetspeak). There is a character titled “Lieutenant Emry” in the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion who uses some of R Lee Ermey’s famous quotes from Full Metal Jacket. The drill sergeant from the first boot camp stage of Half-Life: Opposing Force featured speech patterns and demeanor that were strikingly similar to Ermey’s role in Full Metal Jacket.

R Lee Ermey Death:

R Lee Ermey Net Worth

On the morning of April 15, 2018, R Lee Ermey, age 74, passed away in a hospital in Santa Monica, California, as a result of pneumonia-related complications. On January 18, 2019, a service for his funeral was held at Arlington National Cemetery.

R Lee Ermey Awards:

1st rowMeritorious Unit CommendationMarine Corps Good Conduct Medal
w/ two bronze Service stars
National Defense Service Medal
2nd rowArmed Forces Expeditionary MedalVietnam Service Medal
w/ one bronze Campaign star
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
3rd rowRepublic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with PalmVietnam Presidential Unit CitationRepublic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
BadgesRifle Marksmanship BadgePistol Sharpshooter Badge

What is R Lee Ermey Net Worth?

R Lee Ermey Net Worth is $12 million.

What is R Lee Ermey Height?

R Lee Ermey Height is 5’11”.

Who is R Lee Ermey Wife?

Nila Ermey is the R Lee Ermey Wife whom he married in 1975.

What is R Lee Ermey Cause of Death?

R Lee Ermey Cause of Death is Complications related to Pneumonia.

Did R Lee Ermey fight in Vietnam?

Yes, R Lee Ermey fought in Vietnam. In office from 1961 until 1972, Lee. He served two tours in Okinawa, a 14-month deployment to Vietnam, and a stint as a drill instructor.

Did R Lee Ermey improvise in Full Metal Jacket?

R Lee Ermey Ad-Libbed Up To 50% Of His Full Metal Jacket Dialogue.

Why was R Lee Ermey medically retired?

R Lee Ermey was medically retired due to the wounds he sustained while serving. However, Ermey wasn’t given the rank for which he was most well-known until 2002 when Marine Corps Commandant James L. Jones elevated him to E-7, Gunnery Sergeant. It was the first and only time a retiree had ever been promoted by the Corps.

Did R Lee Ermey have a combat action ribbon?

R Lee Ermey is a decorated veteran who has received a number of military honors in addition to his fame as an actor. These awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal with two 3/16 bronze stars, National Defence Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with one 3/16 silver star.

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