CPO's in the Movies/TV

All the actors below had roles as Chiefs in movies or on TV or were actual Navy Chiefs and then had a acting career. I imagine there are many more. If you know any more please email the webmaster.

     A. Martinez: (SCPO Aurelio Pudero) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Aaron Douglas: (CPO Galen Tyrol) Battlestar Galactica (TV mini series) (2003)

     Adolph Caesar: (actual Navy CPO) Che 1969, The Hitter 1979, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death 1980, A Soldier's Story 1984, The Color Purple 1985 and Club Paradise 1986.

     Ainslie Pryor: (CPO Miller) Onionhead (1958)

     Alan Dexter: (CPO) Operation Petticoat (1959)

     Albert Hall: (CPO Phillips) Apocalypse Now (1979)

     Allen Jenkins: (CPO Mervin Longnecker) Let's Go Navy! (1951)

     Ana Guigui: (SCPO Rebecca Trujillo) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Anton Tell: (German CPO) Seas Beneath (1931)

     Arthur Lovegrove: (CPO Froud) We Joined the Navy (1962)

     Arthur O'Connell: (CMM) Operation Petticoat (1959)

     Ben Reed: (CPO Ian Goetz) NCIS (TV) (2004)

     Ben Weldon: (CPO) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     Barney Phillips: (CPO Franks) The Sand Pebbles (1966)

     Bernard Miles: (CPO Walter Hardy) In Which We Serve (1942)

     Bernd Tauber: (CPO) Das Boot (1981)

     Billy Brown: (CPO Velat) NCIS (TV) (2004)

     Billy Gray: (CPO Fred Twining) The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

     Bob Steele: (CPO Grif Griffin) The Atomic Submarine (1959)

     Bobby Hosea: (CPO Shipp) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Brian Cox: (CPO Jim Morris, Sr.) The Rookie (2002)

     Brian Grellis: (CPO Barquist) Submarine X 1 (1968)

     Brian Thompson: (MCPO Vince Nutter) NCIS (TV) (2003)

     Bruce Weitz: (CPO Paul Bauwer) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Budd Fine: (CPO) Lazy River (1934)

     Burt Young: (CPO Master at Arms) Cinderella Liberty (1973)

     Carey Harrison: (CPO Recruiter) Don Juan Quilligan (1945)

     Carl Gordon: (CPO Aubrey McBride) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Carl Rigg: (CPO Norman Kennedy) Submarine X 1 (1968)

     Carl Parrick: (CPO Aviation Pilot Carl Parrick) The Sharkfighters (1956)

     Caven Watson: (CPO Duncan) We Dive at Dawn (1943) (CPO Scotty McAllister) Perfect Strangers (1945)

     Charles Martin: (CPO) Hello Down There (1969)

     Charles Tannen: (CPO Gleason) Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

     Chick Roberts: (CPO Mason) The Fighting Men (TV) (1977)

     Chill Wills: (CPO) Gallant Bess (1947)

     Christopher Cousins: (CPO Sturtevant) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Christopher Pate: (CPO) Frankie's House (TV) (1992)

     Clancy Cooper: (CPO) Gallant Bess (1947)

     Clark Gable: (CPO Steve Nelson) Hell Divers (1931)

     Claud Akins: (CPO Gordy Gordon) The Sharkfighters (1956)

     Cliff Clark: (CPO Mike Burke) In This Corner (1948)

     Clifton James: (CPO Master at Arms) The Last Detail (1973)

     Colm Meaney: (CPO Miles O'Brien) Star Trek Deep Space Nine (TV) (1987)

     Craig Reynolds: (CPO Jimmy) Navy Secrets (1939)

     Cuba Gooding, Jr.: (SCPO Carl Brashear) Men of Honor (2000)

     Cynthia Ruffin: (CPO Porter) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Cyril Chamberlain: (CPO Chubb) Above Us the Waves (1955)

     Dan Dailey: (ADC Jughead Carson) Wings of Eagles (1957)

     Dan Gerrity: (CPO Harrelson) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Dan Martin: (SCPO) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

Dana Andrews: (CPO Flanagan) The Frogmen (1951)

David N. Fowler AOC: (Chief Master at Arms) Antwone Fisher (2003)

     David Groh: (CPO Dad Harridan) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

David Hartman: (BMC Boats McCafferty) Nobody's Perfect (1968)

     David Keith: (MCPO Tom O'Malley) Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

     David Lodge: (CPO Knowles) The Bulldog Breed (1960)

     David Marciano: (SCPO Sinclair) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     David Quane: (CPO Basilino) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

David Sheiner (CPO Doc)Twilight Zone episode The Thirty Fathom Grave (1963)

     David Wendel: (CPO Cedric Patterson) Ice Station Zebra (1968)

     David Westlein: (CPO David Westlein) The Sharkfighters (1956)

     Dean Norris: (MCPO) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Dennis Haysbert: (CPO Billy Graham) Navy Seals (1990)

     Dennis Morgan: (CQM Jeff Jones) Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

     Dick Foran: (CPO Dynamite Dugan) In the Navy (1941)

     Don Rickles: (CPO Otto Sharkey) CPO Sharkey (TV) (1976)

     Donald Curtis: (CPO) Hello, Annapolis (1942)

     Doug McClure: (HMC Doc Willoughby) Nobody's Perfect (1968)

     Dwight Bacquie: (CPO Master at Arms) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Eamon Hunt: (CPO Morris) NCIS (TV) (2003)

     Earnest Torrence: (CPO Scotty McTavish) Shipmates (1931)

     Eddie Acuff: (CPO) Gallant Bess (1947)

     Eddy Chandler: (CPO) Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)

     Edgar Dearing: (CPO Master at Arms) Sailor's Lady (1940) (CPO Bud) The Navy Comes Through (1942) (CPO Ben Cobb) Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943)

     Edward Deats: (CPO Edward Deats, USS Nimitz) The Final Countdown (1980)

     Edward Gargan: (CPO) Give Me a Sailor (1938)

Edward G. Robinson: (CPO Boatswain's Mate) Destroyer (1943)

     Eli Wallach: (CPO Forshay) Cinderella Liberty (1973)

     Eric Ware: (MCPO Schilling) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Ernest Borgnine (CPO Diver Don MacKay) The Neptune Factor (1973)

     Ernie Hudson, Jr.: (MCPO) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Esther Williams : (WAVES CPO Whitney Young) Skirts Ahoy (1942)

     Eugene Halpin: (CPO Eugene Halpin) Beneath the 12 Mile Reef (1953)

     Eugene Pallette: (CMM Barney Briggs) Pin-Up Girl (1944) (TMC "Mac" Macdougal) Hell Below (1933)

     Fairfield, CPO: (CPO Scott) Escape From the Sea (1968)

     Forry Smith: (CPO Sevalas) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Frank Faylen: (CPO Phillip P. Pappy Moran) Away All Boats (1956)

     Frank Kreig: (CPO) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     Frank McGrath: (CPO) They Were Expendable (1945)

     Frank Sinatra: (CPO Pharmacist Mate) None But the Brave (1965)

     Franklyn Fox: (CPO) First Man Into Space (1959)

     Fred Leslie: (CPO) Trust the Navy (1935)

     Freeman Morse: (CPO) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     G. Pat Collins: (CPO) Navy Blues (1941)

     Gene Evans: (CPO Molumphry) Operation Petticoat (1959)

     Gene Hardy: (CPO) The Bridges at Toko Ri (1955)

Gene Hackman: (CPO) Hoosiers (1986)

     Geoff Bell: (CPO Terry Buffer Duncan) Making Waves (TV) (2004)

     George Dzundza: (CPO of the Boat) Crimson Tide (1995)

     George Lloyd: (Copperfin CPO) Destination Tokyo (1943)

     George Magrill: (CPO) When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

     George Pughe: (CPO) For Those in Peril (TV) (1939)

     George Wallace: (CPO Walter Hume) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Gerard O'Donnell: (SCPO Paul Defina) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Glenn Ford: (CPO Andy Cyphers) Cry for Happy (1961) (CPO Boatswain's Mate) Destroyer (1943)

     Glenn Morshower: (CPO Ned Bennon) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Glynn Turman: (CPO) Men of Honor (2000)

     Grace Lee Whitney: (CPO Janice Rand) Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979) (MCPO Janice Rand) Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

     Grant Withers: (CPO Gregg, CPOIC Diving Crew) Minesweeper (1943)

     Greg Evigan: (MCPO) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Gregg Martell: (CPO) Blue Denim (1959) (CPO) Wake Me When It's Over (1960)

     Guinn Big Boy Williams: (CPO Ichabod Ferdinand Fixit Smith) Minesweeper (1943)

     Hans Winterhalder: (German CPO) Seas Beneath (1931)

Harrison Page: (CPO Robinson) CPO Sharkey (1976-78)

     Harry Bellaver: (CPO) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     Harry Dean Stanton: (CPO Howard) Down Periscope (1996)

     Harry Locke: (CPO Blades) The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

     Harry Strang: (CPO) Submarine D 1 (1937) (CPO Lane) Navy Blues (1941) (CPO) To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) (CPO) The Sullivans (1944) (CPO) Gobs in a Mess (1953)

     Harvey Keitel: (CPO Henry Klough) U-571 (2000)

     Henry Kulky: (CPO York) Up Periscope (1959) (CPO Bronsky) Henessey (TV) (1959-62) (CPO Curley Jones) Voyage to the bottom of the Sea (TV) (1964-68)

     Inigo Jackson: (CPO Stanhope) Hell Boats (1970)

     Jack Carter: (CPO Orville Toole) The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)

Jack Carson: (BMC Buttons Johnson) Navy Blue (1941)

     Jack Murdock: (CPO Tostin) Operation Petticoat (TV) (1977-78)

     Jack Pennick: (CPO) Operation Pacific (1951) (CPO) They Were Expendable (1945)

     Jack Weir: (CPO) Madame Sin (1972)

     Jack Weston: (CPO) George Stickel  The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

     James Copeland: (CPO) The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

     James Cosmo: (CPO Hawkins) Thundercloud (TV) (1979)

     James Gleason: (CPO McDonnell) Crash Dive (1943)

     James Gregory: (CPO Lane) The Frogmen (1951)

     James J. Joyce: (MCPO) Independence Day (1996)

     James P. Burtis: (CPO) Here Comes the Navy (1934)

     James Stewart: (QMC(SS) Ted Barker) Born to Dance (1934)

     James Westerfield: (CPO Boots Torgeson, Coxswain) Away All Boats (1956)

     Jason Grutter: (CPO) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Jay C. Flippen: (CPO Homer Nelson) Ensign O'Toole (TV) (1962)

     Jeff Donnell: (CPO Giff) Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

     Jeff MacKay(MCPO Big Bud Roberts) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Jennifer Gatti: (CPO Sheila Ansen) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Jennifer Sommerfield: (CPO Mary Tracy) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

Jesse White: (CPO on Shore Patrol duty) Navy Blue (1941)

     Jim Grimshaw: (CPO Yarboro) Chasers (1994)

     Jim Hanks: (CPO Kyle Anderson) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Jimmie Dundee: (CPO) Here Come the Waves (1944)

     Joe Maross: (CPO Kohler) Run Silent! Run Deep! (1958)

     Joel Gretsch: (CPO Hodge) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     John Colella: (CPO Mickens) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     John Crawford: (CPO Paul Adams) The Americanization of Emily (1964)

     John Doucette: (CPO) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     John Eric Bentley: (CPO Coakley) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     John Lawrence: (CPO) The Family Jewels (1965)

     John Marrott: (MCPO Roo) NCIS (TV) (2003)

     John Ratzenberger : (Chief Beck) Firefox (1982)

     John Tui : (Chief Walter Lynch) Battleship (2012)

     John Tyrrell: (CPO) Coast Guard (1939)

     John Warren: (CPO) The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

     John Wayne: (CPO Guns Donovan) Donovan's Reef (1963)

     Jon DuClos: (CPO) Men of Honor (2000)

     Josh Pence: (CPO Moore) Battleship(2012)

     Jude Ciccolella: (CPO Duke Miller) Inflammable (TV) (1995)

     K.L. Smith: (CPO Connors) Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

     Ken Olandt: (CPO MacDonald) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Kenneth Farrington: (CPO Boker Knowles) Submarine X 1 (1968)

     Kenneth MacKenna: (CPO Burke) Men Without Women (1930)

     Kevin Costner: (USCG SCPO Ben Randall ) The Guardian(2006)

     King Donovan: (CPO Holzenbaumilcher) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     Kurtwood Smith: (CPO) That 70's Show (TV) (1998)

     Lane Chandler: (CPO) Destination Tokyo (1943)

     Larry Ferguson: (Chief of the Boat Watson) The Hunt for Red October (1990)

     Larry Lamb: (CPO Chalkey White) Dead Man's Kit (TV) (1980)

     Larry Lo Verde: (CPO) Kiss Them for Me (1957)

     Lex Winter: (CPO Taylor) Vampire Hookers (1978)

     Lionel Stander: (CPO Lambert) Salt Water Daffy (1933)

     LL Cool J: (SCPO(SEAL) Sam Hanna) NCIS L.A. 2009-201?

     Louis Jean Heydt: (CPO) Two of a Kind (1951)

     Mack Dryden: (MCPO Crimins) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Marcy Lafferty: (CPO DiFalco) Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)

     Matt DeCaro: (CPO Daryl Bello) NCIS (TV) (2004)

     Matt McHugh: (CPO Vincent) The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)

     Matthew Rivera STGCS USN: (Gunner's Mate) USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

     MCPO of the Command: (CMC) The Final Countdown (1980)

     Michael Alldredge: (CPO) Operation Petticoat (TV) (1977-78)

     Michael Bentt: (CPO Master at Arms) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Michael Brennan: (CPO Barlow) Morning Departure (1950) (CPO Brazier) Up to His Neck (1954)

     Michael Chieffo: (CPO Kline) Crimson Tide (1995)

     Michael Collins: (CPO) The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

     Michael Earl: (CPO) Night Train to Surbiton (TV mini series) (1965) (CPO) Ransom for a Pretty Girl (TV mini series) (1966)

     Michael Garvey: (MCPO Edwards) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Michael Gregory: (CPO Marks) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Michael Milhoan: (Chief of the Watch Hunsicker) Crimson Tide (1995)

     Mickey Rooney: (CPO Aviation Pilot Mike Forney) Bridges at Toko Ri (1955)

     Mik Scriba: (Chief of the Boat) NCIS (TV) (2003)

     Mike Kellin: (CPO Willie Miller) The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV) (1965) (CPO Bell)Twilight Zone episode The Thirty Fathom Grave (1963)

     Morland Graham: (CPO Marsden) Ships with Wings (1942)

     Nat Pendleton: (CPO Spike Knowles) Flight Command (1940) (CPO Spud Burke) Murder in the Fleet (1935)

     Nathaniel Frey: (CPO Ruddle) Kiss Them for Me (1957)

     Ned Beatty: (CPO Mickey) Gray Lady Down (1979)

     Ned Von Lueck: (SCPO Bracken) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Nesdon Booth: (CPO) The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

     Neville Brand: (CPO Soup Bowl MacLish) Return From the Sea (1954)

     Niall MacGinnis: (CPO Mike T.I. Corrigan) We Dive at Dawn (1943)

     Pat Flaherty: (CPO) Sailor's Lady (1940)

     Pat O'Brien: (CBM Biff Martin) Here Comes the Navy (1934)

     Peter Mamakos: (CPO Nuramo) Navy Seals (1990)

     Peter Onorati: (Chief of the Boat) NCIS (TV) (2003)

     Peter Sellers: (CPO Doherty) Up the Creek (1958)

     Philip Ahlm: (German CPO) Seas Beneath (1931)

     Ralph Dunn: (CPO) Gallant Bess (1947)

     Ralph Sanford: (CPO) To Hell and Back (1955)

     Randolph Scott: (CPO Bilge Smith) Follow the Fleet (1936)

     Randy Flagler: (CPO) Men of Honor (2000)

     Raymond Marlowe: (CPO) Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

     Reed De Rouen: (CPO) You Can't Win Em All (1970)

     Reed Diamond: (USCG SCPO) Clear and Present Danger (1994)

     Reginald Purdell: (CPO Dicky Dabbs) We Dive at Dawn (1943)

     Reuven Bar-Yotam: (CPO Yacov) Hell Boats (1970)

     Richard Anthony Crenna: (CPO) NCIS (TV) (2003)

     Richard Charles Boyle: (USCG CPO) The Savage Bees (TV) (1976)

     Richard Radecki: (CPO) Men of Honor (2000)

     Richard Widmark: (CPO Sam McHale) Destination Gobi (1953)

     Rick Kain: (CPO) The Core (2003)

     Rick Warner: (MCPO) Chasers (1994)

     Robb Reesman: (MCPO Newman) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Robert Adams: (CPO Stinker) Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure (1951)

     Robert Adler: (CPO Ryan) The Frogmen (1951)

     Robert Armstrong: (CPO Bill Jennings) Meet the Fleet (1940) (CPO Harper) The Navy Way (1944)

     Robert DeNiro: (MCPO Leslie W. Billy Sunday) Men of Honor (2000)

     Robert Mitchum: (CPO Jeff Daniels) Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More (1944)

     Robert Rockwell: (CPO John Milde) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     Robert Strauss: (CPO Lardoski) Sailor Beware (1952)

     Robert Williams: (CPO) Tonight and Every Night (1945)

     Rodney Bell: (CPO Leon Sanford) Navy Log (TV) (1955-58)

     Ron Masak: (CPO Paul Zabrinczski) Ice Station Zebra (1968) (CPO Corky Schmidt) Assault on the Wayne (TV) (1971)

     Ron White: (CPO Pete LeCroix) Danger Beneath the Sea (TV) (2001)

     Ronald Radd: (CPO Banyard) HMS Paradise (TV) (1964)

     Ronald Shiner: (CPO Banyad) The Navy Lark (1959)

     Roy Barcroft: (CPO) Nazi Agent (1942)

     Royce D. Applegate: (CPO Manilow Crocker) SeaQuest-DSV (TV) (1993)

     Russ Clark: (CPO Marblehead) The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

     Samuel E. Hines: (CPO) Shore Leave (1925)

     Sean Bergin: (CPO) Thirteen Days (2000)

     Seymour Cassel: (MCPO Bogg) Chasers (1994)

     Sid James: (CPO Thorpe) The Silent Enemy (1958) (CPO Mundy) Watch Your Stern (1960)

     Slim Pickens: (CPO Culpeper) In Harm's Way (1965)

     Stanley Baker: (CPO Butcher Brown) The Guns of Navarone (1961)

     Stanley Blystone: (CPO) The Hell Cat (1934)

     Steve Easton: (MCPO Max Sullivan) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Steve Mitchell: (CPO Andy Flowers) Submarine Seahawk (1958)

     Steven Clark Pachosa: (CPO Recruiter) Men of Honor (2000)

     Steven Flynn: (CPO Greg Connors) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Steven Seagal: (CPO Casey Ryback) Under Siege (1992)

     Susan Leslie: (MCPO Morrow) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Syd Saylor: (CPO) Murder in the Fleet (1935)

     Ted Fish: (CPO Wellbeck) The Sand Pebbles (1966)

     Ted Oliver: (CPO) Submarine D 1 (1937)

     Terrence O'Connor: (CPO Ross) Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)

     Terry Becker: (CPO Francis Ethelbert Sharkey) Voyage to the bottom of the Sea (TV) (1964-68)

     Terry Lester: (CPO Fred Holst) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Theodore Bikel: (CPO Sergey Rozhenko) Star Trek Next Generation (1990)

     Todd Kimsey: (CPO) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Tom Berenger: (CPO Rock Reilly) Chasers (1994)

     Tom Dillon: (CPO) Gallant Bess (1947)

     Travis Fine: (CPO Grisham) JAG (TV) (1995-2005)

     Uwe Ochsenknecht: (CPO) Das Boot (1981)

     Victor McLaglen: (CPO William Medals Malone) Sea Devils (1937)

     Viggo Mortensen: (MCPO John James Jack Urgayle) G.I. Jane (1997)

     Ving Rhames: (CPO Frank McRae) Flight of the Intruder (1991)

     Wade Boteler: (CPO Higgins) Navy Blues (1929) (Shipwrecked CPO) The Flying Fleet (1929)

     Wallace Beery: (CPO H.W. Windy Riker) Hell Divers (1931)

     Wallace Beery: (CPO Ned Trumpet) This Mans Navy (1945)

     Wally Cassell: (CPO Jones) The McGonigle (TV) (1961)

     Walter Brennan: (CPO Henry Johnson) Standby for Action (1942) (CPO O'Malley) Sea of Lost Ships (1954)

     Walter Sande: (CPO Otto Wernecke) The Woman on the Beach (1947)

     Ward Bond: (BMC Mulcahey) They Were Expendable (1945) (CPO Dowdy) Mister Roberts (1955) (USS Growler (SS 215) Chief of the Boat) The Growler Story (1956)

     Wayne Long: (CPO Herbert Molumphrey) Operation Petticoat (TV) (1977-78)

     Willem Dafoe: (CPO John Clark) Clear and Present Danger (1994)

     William Bendix: (CPO Boyer) Submarine Command (1951)

     William Bendix: (CPO Frenchie Shapiro) The Deep Six (1958)

     William Blees: (CPO Caldwell) Naval Academy (1941)

     William Haade: (CPO) Here Come the Waves (1944) (CPO) Bring on the Girls (1945)

     William Hall: (CPO) USS VD: Ship of Shame (1942)

     William Leicester: (CPO) You're in the Navy Now (1951)

     William Marshall: (CPO Martin J. Mart Neilson) That Brennan Girl (1946)