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GENERAL HANK LANDRY
Active Duty Joint Forces, Unit SGC
SGC Commanding Officer Cheyenne Mountain Facility

 

General Landry has been brought out of retirement to replace his long time friend, General Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill as the new head of Stargate Command. When O'Neill was promoted to oversee Homeworld Security, he handpicked his mentor to be his successor.

Played by BEAU BRIDGES

Bridges is part of a preeminent Hollywood acting dynasty. In 1990, Beau was named Best Supporting Actor by the National Society of Film Critics for his performance in “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” in which he starred opposite his brother Jeff. In 1992, he received an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a CableACE Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in “Without Warning: The James Brady Story.” He garnered another Emmy and Golden Globe in 1993 as Outstanding Supporting Actor for “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.” A third Emmy was won in 1997 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in “The Second Civil War.” In total, he has been nominated for Emmys ten times and for Golden Globes four times.

Bridges has portrayed a myriad of characters during his successful career spanning more than four decades. He started at a young age, making his feature film debut in director Lewis Milestone's "The Red Pony" with Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy. He also appeared in his dad’s TV show “Sea Hunt.” In 1967 Beau played his first adult role in Larry Peerce's feature film, "The Incident," and he has worked virtually nonstop in his profession ever since. He co-starred with Sidney Poitier in "For Love of Ivy" and portrayed a cub reporter in Norman Jewison's "Gaily, Gaily." Beau starred in Hal Ashby's first film, "The Landlord" with Lou Gossett Jr., then teamed with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in "Hammersmith is Out." He played an athletic coach in Sidney Lumet's "Child's Play," the boyfriend of an ill-fated skiing champion in "The Other Side of the Mountain," Richard Pryor's buddy in "Greased Lightning," and Sally Field's husband in the powerful "Norma Rae." His film work also includes the independent features “Sordid Lives,” “Meeting Daddy” with father Lloyd, Delbert Mann's "Night Crossing," Jonathan Kaplan's "Heart Like a Wheel," Tony Richardson's "The Hotel New Hampshire," and "Married to It" directed by Arthur Hiller. He can currently be seen in a co-starring role opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in“The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Bridges has appeared in more than 80 television shows, including PT BARNUM (in which he and his son Jordan shared the title role), Kissinger and Nixon, The Man With Three Wives and, with his father and son Dylan, in Sandkings, a two-hour movie that kicked-off the revival of The Outer Limits franchise. He starred in the CBS series Harts of the West, in ABC’s Maximum Bob, and the CBS series The Agency, playingdirector of the CIA, Tom Gage.

Bridges has directed films, including The Wild Pair and Seven Hours to Judgment, in which he also starred. He also directed his father in a movie of the week entitled Secret Sins of the Father, and in the Disney film The Thanksgiving Promise, also starring his son, Jordan. Bridges’After School Special Don’t Touch was nominated for an Emmy Award.

He has appeared on Broadway in the original production of William Inge’s Where’s Daddy? and Peter Ustinov’s Who’s Who in Hell. His other theater work includes the original productions of Daniel Berrigan’s The Trial of the Catonsville Nine and Jane Anderson’s Looking for Normal.

Bridges has five children: Casey, Jordan, Dylan, Emily and Zeke. He lives at home with his wife Wendy and their youngest son.

 

 
 
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