FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!
Ermey R Lee Quizzes, Trivia and Puzzles
Ermey R Lee Quizzes, Trivia

R. Lee Ermey Trivia

R. Lee Ermey Trivia Quizzes

  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. Movie Trivia
  6. »
  7. People Themed E-K

Fun Trivia
2 quizzes and 20 trivia questions.
  R Lee Ermey Movies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After his service in the US Marine Corp was over, he began acting. Can you answer these questions about the movies he appeared in?
Average, 10 Qns, Ctvega, Jul 01 19
Jul 01 19
139 plays
  R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on everyone's favorite gunny.
Tough, 10 Qns, Polaris101, Jul 01 19
Polaris101 gold member
Jul 01 19
291 plays

R. Lee Ermey Trivia Questions

1. The role that really brought R. Lee Ermey to prominence was as a drill instructor in the 1987 movie "Full Metal Jacket". What was his character's name?

From Quiz
R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

He played the role of Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman to critical acclaim, earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was originally hired as the technical advisor but director Stanley Kubrick soon realized that he was made to play the part of the drill instructor since he had served as a Marine drill instructor during the Vietnam era.

2. In what movie does R. Lee Ermey play Sgt. Hiles?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: The Frighteners

Starring Michael J. Fox and Trini Alvarado, "The Frighteners" was directed and co-written by Peter Jackson. Another 'Sarge', Sgt. Pepper from "China Beach", Troy Evans, also appears in "The Frighteners".

3. In "Full Metal Jacket", on the last night that the recruits are at Parris Island, Private Pyle is found in the head reciting the Rifleman's Creed. Which character is unlucky enough to find Pyle?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Joker

The night of graduation, Pyle appears to have had a mental breakdown. Joker is on watch and hears him in the bathroom. Soon after Joker finds him, Sgt Hartman enters and demands that Pyle hands over his weapon. Pyle then shoots Hartman then turns the gun on himself, all while Joker watches in horror.

4. In which animated movie does R. Lee Ermey lend his voice?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: Toy Story

He is the voice of Sarge, naturally.

5. Ermey appeared in a 1988 movie based loosely on the investigation of a civil rights era murder of three men. What was this movie?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Mississippi Burning

The movie is based on the actual murder of 3 civil rights activist in Philadelphia, Mississippi in June 1964. They were arrested and taken to jail. Once they were bailed out, they disappeared until they were found murdered 44 days later. Ermey plays Mayor Tilman, the Mayor of the town. He is kidnapped and taken to a remote cabin where he is threatened with castration if he does not speak out against the murders.

6. In what movie did R. Lee Ermey make his acting debut?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: The Boys in Company C

R. Lee Ermey plays Sgt. Loyce, the drill instructor of Co. 163.

7. In the 2005 comedy "Man of the House" Ermey and Tommy Lee Jones play law enforcement officers assigned to protect cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder. What law enforcement agency do they work for?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Texas Rangers

Since the movie is set in Texas, it makes since that they should appear as members of the most famous of all of the Texas law enforcement agencies. They play Texas Rangers (as can be seen by the badges that they wear) who have to protect five members of the University of Texas's cheer leading squad. They have witnessed a murder and need to be protected in order to testify in court. Tommy Lee Jones must move in with them and Ermey plays his boss, Captain Nichols.

8. In what movie does R. Lee Ermey appear with Jodie Foster?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: Sommersby

R. Lee Ermey plays the role of Dick Mead in "Sommersby", which stars Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

9. In the 1995 movie "Se7en", Ermey plays a police captain supervising Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman who are searching for a serial killer. What does 7 represent in the movie?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: The 7 Deadly Sins

The killer, played by Kevin Spacey, uses the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth) as the inspiration for his method of his killings. For instance, he killed a man by forcing him to eat until his stomach ruptured, inspired by gluttony. All of the sins were eventually used but I don't want to spoil the ending of this great film.

10. In "Life", R. Lee Ermey plays the character 'Older Sheriff Pike'. Who plays 'Younger Sheriff Pike' in the movie?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: Ned Vaughn

R. Lee Ermey and Ned Vaughn have something in common. They have both guested on "China Beach".

11. In one of Ermey's early appearances in a film, he appears briefly as a US Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. What 1979 movie, that starred Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall am I referring to?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Apocalypse Now

Ermey was acting as Francis Ford Coppola's technical advisor for the film while still attending the University of Manila under the GI Bill. He also had a small role as a helicopter pilot in the scene in which Robert Duvall's Character "Loves the smell of Napalm in the morning". The movie centers on Martin Sheen's character tracking down a US Army Colonel who has gone insane and is revered as a god like character by the indigenous population. After some difficulty, Sheen's character, Captain Benjamin Willard, was able to complete his mission which was to "terminate Kurtz (Brando's character) with extreme prejudice".

12. Which movie did R. Lee Ermey NOT appear in with James Earl Jones?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: On Deadly Ground

From 1994, "On Deadly Ground" stars Steven Seagal and Michael Caine.

13. Ermey plays a sadistic sheriff named Hoyt in the 2003 remake of what classic horror movie?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This remake of the 1974 original was not very well received by the film critics. It was nominated for a "Razzie Award" for the worst remake or sequel but lost to "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle". An unknown actor named John Larroquette narrated the original in 1974 and reprised his role in this remake. The movie is about a group of friends who are headed to see a concert, but are sidetracked when they pick up a hitchhiker who tells them that she has been kidnapped by a "bad man". They stop at the next town and try to report this to the police and are told to go to the sheriff's house. They end up at the wrong house and find the "bad man" instead of the sheriff. That "bad man" was Leatherface and things didn't end well for 4 of the original 5 friends.

14. R. Lee Ermey appears in "The Salton Sea", "Purple Hearts" and "Switchback". Put them in chronological order.

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: Purple Hearts, Switchback, The Salton Sea

"Purple Hearts" (1984) stars Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd. "Switchback" (1997) stars Dennis Quaid and Danny Glover. "The Salton Sea" (2002) stars Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio.

15. Ermey has also voiced cartoon characters. Which series of Pixar Films did he voice a character named Sergeant?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Toy Story

This should have been an easy casting decision. Who else but R Lee Ermey should play Sergeant, the leader of the plastic green army men? He voiced this character in "Toy Story 1,2 & 3". The "Toy Story" series has been critically acclaimed and has lead to many spin offs, toys and theme park attractions. It was the first film produced by Pixar and the first feature length film done entirely with computer animation.

16. What rank was R. Lee Ermey's character in "Toy Soldiers"?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: General

"Toy Soldiers", from 1991, stars Louis Gossett, Jr., Sean Astin, Denholm Elliott and Wil Wheaton. A group of trouble-making boys at a boarding school, decide to resist when terrorists seize their campus. R. Lee plays Gen. Kramer.

17. What 1978 movie features Ermey as a Marine drill instructor turning recruits into Marines ready to serve in the Vietnam War?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: The Boys in Company C

"The Boys in Company C" sounds similar to "Full Metal Jacket" which was released 9 years later in 1987. It features Ermey playing a drill instructor at San Diego Marine Recruit Depot during the war in Vietnam. His recruits graduate and are sent to Vietnam. After some bloody encounters, they are given a break and sent to recuperate. They then are asked to play a soccer match against a South Vietnamese unit and are ordered to intentionally lose in order to help Vietnamese morale. They were told that if they lose, they will see no more combat. They decide to win anyway but the end of the game is interrupted by enemy attack.

18. Who was NOT one of R. Lee Ermey's recruits in "Full Metal Jacket"?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: Craig Wasson

In "Full Metal Jacket", Vincent D'Onofrio plays Pvt. Pyle, Arliss Howard plays Pvt. Cowboy and Matthew Modine plays Pvt. Joker. R. Lee Ermey was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for playing Gunnery Sgt. Hartman. Craig Wasson was one of the gunny's recruits in "The Boys in Company C".

19. Ermey played a murdered teenager's father in a critically acclaimed 1995 movie about a death row inmate in Louisiana's State penitentiary. What is the name of this movie?

From Quiz R Lee Ermey Movies

Answer: Dead Man Walking

"Dead Man Walking" stars Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn and was adapted from a book by the same name. Sarandon plays a nun who has been corresponding with a condemned prisoner played by Sean Penn. He has been convicted of the murder of a teenage couple and she plays a nun who convinces an attorney to take on his case. His appeal is denied and he is eventually executed. The nun does become his spiritual advisor and convinces him that if he admits his crime he will be redeemed. Just before his execution he does apologize to the family of the victims.

20. What was the name of the character played by R. Lee Ermey in "Murder in the First"?

From Quiz R. Lee Ermey - Drop And Give Me Ten

Answer: Judge Clawson

Excellent performances from Kevin Bacon, Christian Slater and Gary Oldman highlight this movie from 1995. This tragic and touching movie, inspired by a true story, is about a petty criminal sent to Alcatraz.

This is category 23185
play trivia = Top 5% Rated Quiz, take trivia quiz Top 10% Rated Quiz, test trivia quiz Top 20% Rated Quiz, popular trivia A Well Rated Quiz
new quizzes = added recently, editor pick = Editor's Pick editor = FunTrivia Editor gold = Gold Member

Teachers / educators: FunTrivia welcomes the use of our website and quizzes in the classroom as a teaching aid or for preparing and testing students. See our education section. Our quizzes are printable and may be used as question sheets by k-12 teachers, parents, and home schoolers.

 ·  All questions, answers, and quiz content on this website is copyright FunTrivia, Inc and may not be reproduced without permission. Any images from TV shows and movies are copyright their studios, and are being used under "fair use" for commentary and education.