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J. E. Freeman

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Birth dateMarch 28, 1945(age 71) 
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, United States
OccupationActor/Poet

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J.E. Freeman (born March of '45) is an American actor, often cast in tough guy roles.

His first movie appearance was in the early 80's actioner An Eye for an Eye in which he plays a tow truck driver who minces words with Chuck Norris.

Freeman is especially known for his menacing characters roles : the evil gangster Marcello Santos in David Lynch's Wild at Heart, the terrifying Eddie Dane, ferocious gay hitman from Miller's Crossing, and the infamous scientist Wren in Alien Resurrection. Other notable apparitions in : Ruthless People, Patriot Games, Copycat and Go.

Freeman is openly gay. In 2009, he published a letter to the editor on sfgate.com, detailing his reminiscences of the 1969 Stonewall riots. He writes poetry and has a tumblr blog (Freedapoet) dedicated to his poetry.


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