Nightly News   |  October 17, 2013

Ed Lauter, character actor, dies at 74

A veteran actor, Ed Lauter has worked in both TV, and big-budget movies. Fans of the 1974 movie “The Longest Yard” will remember Lauter as Captain Knauer. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the veteran character actor ed lauter has died. he was one of those guys who always played one of those guys in the movies, including an occasional starring role. fans of "the longest yard" will remember him as will kanauer, the mean prison guard whose football team was intent on wrecking butter reynolds' wrecking crew . he worked in big budget films like sea biscuit " dead.