Steve Railsback


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Noted for his dangerous, chameleon-like portrayals while possessing the scariest-looking pair of eyes in the business, leathery-looking Steve Railsback has mesmerized us over the years with a number of weird, often warped roles both on film and television. While never achieving the degree of stardom deserved, he, like the equally infamous and unpredictable Dennis Hopper, always commands interest whether the material is good or inferior. Born on Nevember 16, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, he was raised in Wichita Falls. Participation in a local college production of "Cinderella" at the age of 7 spurred his interest in acting. After graduating from high school, he took a job as a shoe salesman and eventually made enough money to leave his native Texas and relocate to New York in order to pursue acting in 1967.As a student of Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio, Railsback was forced to work menial jobs in order to initially survive, but he eventually became a regular fixture in the New York theatre scene in the late 1960s/early 1970s, appearing in such stage productions as "The Bluebird", "Orpheus Descending" and "This Property Is Condemned". While working out at the Studio, he caught the attention of renowned director Elia Kazan, who noticed his strong potential, and offered the fledgling actor a showy role in the low-budget film Die Besucher (1972). However, he returned to the theatre with roles in "The Petrified Forest", "One Sunday Afternoon" and "The Cherry Orchard" before making his Broadway debut in the short-lived José Quintero-directed production of "The Skin of Our Teeth" starring Elizabeth Ashley in 1975.Following a second film role with James Woods in Cockfighter (1974) and the title role in the PBS piece Charlie Siringo (1976), Steve delivered one of the most shockingly vivid lead roles ever present in a miniseries with his all-consuming reincarnation of cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson in Helter Skelter - Die Nacht der langen Messer (1976). While the new guy on the block was unjustly ignored at Emmy time, Hollywood could not help but pay attention to this electrifying performer. Thanks primarily to Railsback, the miniseries was the highest-rated television movie at the time until Roots (1977) came along the following year.Eager to avoid the threat of being typecast in "psycho" parts, Steve complemented this infamous role with a much more humane performance in the miniseries Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit (1979), tackling the role of Pvt. Robert E. Lee Pruitt (made memorable on screen by the late Montgomery Clift) and making it completely his own. His next big movie role, as a fugitive who happens upon a film set in the bizarre and brilliant black comedy Der lange Tod des Stuntman Cameron (1980) with the equally compelling Peter O'Toole, assured Hollywood that his stunning Charlie Manson portrayal was no fluke. More cutting-edge parts in a variety of genres came his way throughout the 1980s, but without the quality of production to back them up. Such films as the mystery Death Killer - Der laute Tod (1982); the Australian sci-fi thriller Insel der Verdammten (1982); the horror film Trick or Treats (1982); the animal adventure Die goldene Robbe (1983); the cocaine abuse drama Cocaine-Paradise (1985); the bizarre British sci-fi horror film Lifeforce - Die tödliche Bedrohung (1985); the John Candy/Eugene Levy action comedy Zwei unter Volldampf (1986); the rock-and-roll drama Scenes from the Goldmine (1987); and the ho-hum thriller dramas Der Tod kommt auf sechs Beinen (1987), The Survivalist (1987) and Nukie (1987) more often than not wasted his unique gifts.While falling into quirky low-budget or direct-to-video fare for some time, Railsback has also dabbled in writing, producing and directing on occasion, such as the Vietnam POW story Das vergessene Kommando (1989). At the turn of the century, Steve came to attention once again with a showy role as he delved inside the complex mind of another schizophrenic madman. Ed Gein (2000), about infamous serial killer/cannibal Ed Gein (in which he also served as executive producer) once again showed Hollywood that the actor was a master at the game of weird.Into the millennium, Railsback has appeared in mostly minor films, with roles in Zigs (2001), Slash (2002), Neo Ned (2005), King of the Lost World (2005), Plaguers (2008), Ready for Hangover (2009) and Follow the Prophet (2009). On television, he has had occasional roles tailored to his off-beat talents, guesting on such series as Practice: Die Anwälte (1997), The District - Einsatz in Washington (2000), Frauenpower (1999) and Supernatural: Zur Hölle mit dem Bösen (2005). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh /

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Steve Railsback’s flixes, followed by Tubi TV compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Steve Railsback on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1972 to 2020. See the full graphs of the number of Steve Railsback movies released per year from 1993 till 2020.

Top Genres

Steve Railsback works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Thriller Genre flixes. 31% of Steve Railsback movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Steve Railsback worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Steve Railsback has worked on is 5.2.

5.2 / 10

Steve Railsback's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Helter Skelter (1976)

The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

7.3/10194 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

The Stunt Man (1980)

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.

7/10131 min

Available in 14 platform(s).

Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez.

6.4/1088 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Night Caller (2022)

6.4/1084 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Lifeforce (1985)

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

6.1/10101 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Turkey Shoot (1982)

In a totalitarian future where deviants are held in rehabilitation camps, a freedom fighter and a wrongly-accused prisoner form an alliance to survive their decadent oppressors' game of kill-or-be-killed - and turn the tide against them.

5.9/1093 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

The husband of a rich Memphis belle is murdered, and she and her sophisticated twin sister are indicted in the murder.

5.8/1095 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Ed Gein (2000)

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

5.5/1089 min

Available in 2 platform(s).