R Lee Ermey Biography – R Lee Ermey Wiki
R Lee Ermey full name Ronald Lee Ermey, was an American actor, voice actor and Marine corps drill instructor. He was also a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant.
R Lee Ermey Age
He was born on March 24, 1944 in Emporia, Kansas, U.States. He died on April 15, 2018 in Santa Monica, California, United States aged 74.
R Lee Ermey Family
He was born to John Edward and Betty Ermey. He had five brothers whom he grew up with on a farm outside of Kansas City, Kansas. Age 14 in 1958, he and his family moved to Zillah, Washington. Ermey left a wife, Marianila, six children, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two of his brothers are Terry and Jack.
R Lee Ermey Wife
He was married to his wife, Marianila Ermey for 38 years. They married in 1975.
R Lee Ermey Children
He had six children among them Betty and Clinton Ermey.
R Lee Ermey Death
He died on April 15, 2018 aged 74 while surrounded by family and friends at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California where he was being treated for complications of pneumonia. His death was confirmed by his long time manager, Bill Rogin in a statement on Twitter: “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.”
Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin:
It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb
— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018
R Lee Ermey Cause of Death
R Lee Ermey cause of death was pneumonia complications.
R Lee Ermey Funeral
His funeral was held on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Section 82 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. A crowd of nearly 100 family members, friends and admirers gathered in the snow for the burial of Ermey’s cremated remains. The funeral included full military honors: a Marine Corps bugler, folding of the American flag — presented by Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green — and the firing of three volleys by Marines from nearby Washington barracks at 8th and I.
R Lee Ermey Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $12 million.
R Lee Ermey Movies and TV Shows
He achieved fame when he played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was often typecast in authority figure roles, such as Mayor Tilman in the film Mississippi Burning, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine, Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, Jimmy Lee Farnsworth in Fletch Lives, a police captain in Se7en, plastic army men leader Sarge in the Toy Story films, Lt. “Tice” Ryan in Rocket Power, and a prison warden in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.
He hosted two programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, and Lock n’ Load with R. Lee Ermey. He also hosted GunnyTime on the Outdoor Channel.