R. Lee Ermey

American actor and soldier (1944–2018)

Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was an American actor and voice actor. Ermey served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and was retired in 1971.[1] He was the voice of Sarge in Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3.[2] Ermey was born on March 24, 1944 in Emporia, Kansas.[3] He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.

Ermey in November 2006

Ermey was married to Nila Ermey from 1975 until his death in 2018; they had 4 children.[3] Ermey retired as a Staff Sergeant but was later given the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant.[4]

Ermey died on April 15, 2018 of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Monica, California at the age of 74.[5]

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  1. Angel Canales (10 July 2014). "R. Lee Ermey Talks Military, Acting and Reality TV". ABC News. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. "R. Lee Ermey". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "R. Lee Ermey". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  4. Valerie Wigglesworth (27 December 2013). "Marine and 'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey to appear at Frisco Gun Club". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 23 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. "R. Lee Ermey, Golden Globe Nominee for 'Full Metal Jacket,' Dies at 74". The Hollywood Reporter. April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.

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