Dale Dye

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Date of Birth 8 October 1944, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Birth Name Dale Adam Dye Captain Dale Dye is an American actor, businessman, and former U.S. Marine who served in combat during the Vietnam War. Dale Dye was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on October 8, 1944. He graduated from the Missouri Military Academy as an Officer Cadet. Lacking money for college, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1964 and was sent to Vietnam. He served in Vietnam as a Marine Correspondent from 1964-1965, and from 1967-1970, surviving 31 major combat operations. During the war he received a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in combat. He spent 13 years as an enlisted Marine, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. He was chosen to attend Officer Candidates School and was appointed a Warrant Officer in 1976. He later converted his commission and was made a Captain. Dye was well-known in the tight-knit community of the Marine Combat Correspondents in Vietnam. It was fellow Marine correspondent Gustav Hasford who dubbed him "Daddy D.A" (he was among the oldest of the correspondents) and included him as a character in his first semi-autobiographical Vietnam novel The Short-Timers, and (even more extensively) in his second, The Phantom Blooper. The movie based on Hasford's first novel, Full Metal Jacket, included the "Daddy D.A" character, (played by Keith Hodiak) though neither the character nor Dye's name is explicitly mentioned in the dialogue. In his book, Dispatches, journalist Michael Herr provides a vivid picture of Dye during the chaos of the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hu?: "And there was a Marine correspondent, Sergeant Dale Dye, who sat with a tall yellow flower sticking out of his helmet cover, a really outstanding target. He was rolling his eyes around and saying, 'Oh yes, oh yes, Charlie's got his shit together here, this will be bad,' and smiling happily. It was the same smile I saw a week later when a sniper's bullet tore up a wall two inches above his head, odd cause for amusement in anyone but a grunt." After serving as a Captain in the Beirut Peacekeeping Force in 1982-83, he served in a variety of positions and got his B.A. in English from the University of Maryland University College. From 1983-84, Dye worked for the magazine Soldier of Fortune in Central America as he trained troops in guerrilla warfare in the countries of El Salvador and Nicaragua. After his retirement in 1984 from the United States Marines, Dye founded Warriors, Inc., a California company that specializes in training actors for realistic soldier portrayals, for movies of the war genre. Dye has also appeared in some of the films of which his company has served, including Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, and Born on the Fourth of July. Dye played a role in the movie Casualties of War and also played Colonel Robert F. Sink in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, on which his company also worked, and is now beginning a directing career. Additionally, Dye hosts a Sunday evening radio show on KFI AM 640, Los Angeles. Dye has also been involved in the Medal of Honor series of video games as a consultant. He was a character in Medal of Honor: European Assault as well as Medal of Honor: Rising Sun and was featured in two tracks on Hoobastank's CD Every Man for Himself. He has also hosted The History Channel's documentary series Conquerers. A notice from KFI posted in June 2007: Captain Dale Dye will be taking a yearlong leave of absence from KFI AM 640 to work on an HBO companion piece to Band of Brothers. The ten-part mini-series, now known as The Pacific War, is being shot in Australia with Captain Dye working as a unit director shooting the Marines' major battles in the Pacific including Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Due to the magnitude of this project, Captain Dye will be unable to continue his radio show but will return to KFI as soon as he can. Spouse Julia Dye (22 February 2006 - present) Kathryn Clayton (17 September 1983 - ?) (divorced) 2 children GySgt Chavez (? - 1979) (divorced) Trade Mark Often plays a small military role in the movies on which he serves as advisor. Has constantly worked with film director Oliver Stone Trivia Served as a combat correspondent with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam in 1967-1968. A fellow combat correspondent in the same unit was the late Gustav Hasford. Hasford wrote "The Short-Timers," the Vietnam novel on which the movie Full Metal Jacket (1987) was based. Daughter is actress Adrienne Dye. His Alma Mater, Missouri Military Academy, has a long-standing football rivalry with another nearby military school, Kemper. Kemper Military School & College, in Boonville, Missouri was used as the filming location for _Combat High_ & Child's Play 3 (1991). Son: Christopher Dye - Music Composer. During the Second Gulf War, Dye was hired by Los Angeles radio station KFI as a military commentator and given a two-hour radio show. Has worked with film legends Steven Spielberg, Brian De Palma, and Oliver Stone among others. Was considered for the title role in RoboCop (1987). Personal Quotes A great number of the war films I saw, however, didn't match my own experience... The uniforms were pressed, the guys were clean, and they reacted in such a heroic fashion to life in extremes. No matter what Sir Laurence Olivier had to say, it isn't just acting when something is so out of your frame of reference. You have to have an idea of what the truth is. Nobody did. The military is probably the best school in the world for an actor. You have to sublimate your own personality and become something else. I'm good at that.

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Birth Name

Dale Adam Dye

Birth Place

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, États-Unis

Birth Date

10/8/1944
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Sniper: Special Ops

Jackson

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The Conquerors (History Channel)

Narrator (1 episode, 2005)

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Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone

General Moorland

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Back for Revenge

Garvey

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Blue

Mr. Phelps

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Relentless 2 - Dead On

Captain Rivers

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Not a War Story

Self

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Platoon: Brothers in Arms

Self

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Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good

Himself

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Intimate Power

French Officer

Starring In
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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

Vice Admiral R.T. Dewey

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Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone

General Moorland

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Last Full Measure, The

Senator Holt

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Platoon: Brothers in Arms

Self

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Not a War Story

Self

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Range 15

The President

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Sniper: Special Ops

Jackson

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Blue

Mr. Phelps

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Planes: Fire & Rescue

Cabbie (voice)

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The Purge: Anarchy

New Founding Father

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August: Osage County

Radio Announcer

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Larry Crowne

Cox

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Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good

Himself

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Knight and Day

Frank Jenkins

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Music Within

Captain Ruzicka (as Dale A. Dye)

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Resurrecting the Champ

Erik 'The Wow Man' Kernan Sr. (voice)

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The Great Raid

General Kreuger

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The Conquerors (History Channel)

Narrator (1 episode, 2005)

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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out

SWAT Lieutenant

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Spy Game

Rescue Sequence: Commander Wiley

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Rules of Engagement

Gen. Perry

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Wicked Ways

Vernon Harpwood

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Saving Private Ryan

War Department Colonel

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Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday

Captain Halsey Lang

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Starship Troopers

General (as Dale A. Dye)

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Trial and Error

Dr. Stone

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Rough Riders

Col. Leonard Wood

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Mission: Impossible

Frank Barnes

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Within the Rock

General Hurst

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Captain Garza

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Outbreak

Colonel Briggs

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Blue Sky

Col. Mike Anwalt

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Natural Born Killers

Dale Wrigley

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Guarding Tess

Charles Ivy

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The Puppet Masters

Brande

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Heaven & Earth

Larry

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Relentless 2 - Dead On

Captain Rivers

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JFK

General Y

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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

Major Green

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The Servants of Twilight

Police Officer

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Back for Revenge

Garvey

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Fire Birds

A.K. McNeil

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The Fourth War

Sergeant Major

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Spontaneous Combustion

General

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Born on the Fourth of July

Infantry Colonel

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Always

Don

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Casualties of War

Capt. Hill

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Radio voice (voice)

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Intimate Power

French Officer

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The Beast

Helicopter Crew Chief (uncredited)

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Platoon

Capt. Harris

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Invaders from Mars

Squad Leader

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