R. Lee Ermey joins VOW Talk Radio to discuss his new show, Saving Private K-9. Ermys new show, Saving Private K-9 tells the battle stories of America's 4-legged heroes, who serve with honor and bravery.
R. Lee Ermey was a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nominee, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director, Stanley Kubrick's “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey, after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today, having starred or appeared in over sixty feature films.
His numerous roles in feature film include: “Switchback”, starring opposite Dennis Quaid and Danny Glover, “Dead Man Walking”, “Seven”, “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Murder In The First”, “Life”, “The Frighteners” and “Sommersby” as well as his critically acclaimed role opposite Jared Leto in “Prefontaine”. He continues doing numerous voice-over roles, which span from “The Simpsons” to “Family Guy” to “Toy Story”(1 through 3). Toy Story 3” just became the highest grossing animated film of all time.
Ermey spent eleven years in the Marine Corps, Two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, India Company 3rd Recruit Training Battalion 1965-67, Arrived in Vietnam in 1968 spending 14 months attached to Marine Wing Support Group 17 and 2 tours in Okinawa. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was medically retired for injuries received.
On May 17, 2002 he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) by Commandant James L. Jones, becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be promoted.
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