SONNY LANDHAM
February 11, 1941 – August 17, 2017 (age 76)
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

The career of Sonny Landham took many turns throughout his life. He apparently began as a pornographic film actor until he broke through into Hollywood and became a mainstream actor instead. He would start his career in smaller roles like a police officer who gets his legs broken in “The Warriors” (1979) and as a pool worker in “Poltergeist” (1982) but he would later breakthrough will roles like Billy in “Predator” (1987) alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a descendant of the Cherokee and Seminole tribes, he would also go on to play many Native American roles. Later in life, he would follow in Schwarzenegger’s shoes and try to run for office, but both attempts would end his withdrawal.


SONNY LANDHAM’S FILMOGRAPHY


1969 The Lost Man
(uncredited)
1971 B.S. I Love You
(uncredited)
1974 Special Order
Teamster #1 (uncredited)
1974 Come Fly With Us
Joe (as Tex Miller)
1974 Happy Days
French Cook
1974 The Love Bus
Amos Johnson
1974 The Switch or How To Alter Your Ego
Huntington Van Huff
1974 Cheese
n/a
1974 The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann
Political Candidate
1975 The Defiance Of Good
Dr. Gabriels Patient
1975 The Big Con
Tex
1975 The Passions of Carol
Curt Reynolds
1975 Big Abner
Big Abner
1975 Illusions Of Love
n/a
1975 Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town
Bo
1976 Blood Bath
n/a
1976 Virgin Snow
Ben (as Bill Ashley)
1976 Slippery When Wet
Dougie Knowles
1976 The Honey Cup
n/a
1977 The Trouble With Young Stuff
Lane the Milkman
1977 Big Thumbs
n/a
1977 Sylvia
Junkie #1
1978 The Ganja Express First Yellow Toga Guy (uncredited)
1978 Misbehavin’
Clyde
1979 The Warriors
Police
1980 Gloria
Riverside Drive Man #8
1981 Southern Comfort
Hunter
1982 Poltergeist Pool Worker #2
1982 48 Hrs.
Billy Bear
1984 Fleshburn
Calvin Duggai
1986 Firewalker
El Coyote
1987 Predator Billy
1988 Action Jackson
Mr. Quick
1989 Lock Up
Chink
1992 Maximum Force
Pimp
1992 Three Days To A Kill
Pepe
1993 Best Of The Best II
James
1993 Madame
Hector
1994 Taxi Dancers
Diamond Jim
1994 Savage Land
Lassiter
1994 Night Realm
Verrick
1995 Guns And Lipstick
Albino
1995 Fatal Choice
Brick
1996 2090
Indian
1996 Carnival Of Wolves
One-Eyed Jack
1996 Billy Lone Bear
Billy Lone Bear
2007 Disintegration Boone Cagle
2009 Mental Scars
Chief Bear

SONNY LANDHAM’S TELEVISION APPEARANCES


1981 B.J. and the Bear
Football Player Episode: “Beauties and the Beasts”
1984 The A-Team
Ryker Episode: “The Island”
1984-1985 Call To Glory
Willy Nighthawk 2 Episodes
1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
Sam Sixkiller Television movie
1985 Hardcastle and McCormick
Sheriff Billy Blackstone Episode: “You Don’t Hear the One that Gets You”
1986 Fortune Dane
n/a 1 Episode
1986 The Fall Guy
Jake Episode: “War Of The Wheel”
1986 North Star
Becker Television movie
1987 Miami Vice
Toad Episode: “Viking Bikers From Hell”
1993 Extralarge: Condor Mission
Indian Television movie

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