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Ronald "R." Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018) was an American actor, best known for portraying military figures. He voiced Colonel Leslie Hapablap in "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming" and "Waiting for Duffman."


A former United States Marine, Ermey was hired as a technical advisor on Stanley Kubrick's film Full Metal Jacket, but Kubrick found his description and re-enactment of conditions in a Marine Corps training barracks so authentic that he cast Ermey in the film as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, a role which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor and became the model for several of his later film and television roles.

He was medically discharged from the Marine Corps in 1972, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. However, in 2002, he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant.

On the morning of April 15, 2018, Ermey died at a hospital in Santa Monica, California from complications related to pneumonia. He was 74 years old. "Lisa Gets the Blues" was dedicated to him.

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Guest stars in Season 7
Paul AnkaGlenn CloseDonald SutherlandKirk DouglasR. Lee ErmeyPeter FramptonCypress HillJoan KenleyTom KiteLinda McCartneyPaul McCartneyHarry MorganBob NewhartTito PuenteChristina RicciAlex RoccoMickey RooneyJack SheldonThe Smashing PumpkinsSuzanne SomersSonic YouthDonald SutherlandLawrence Tierney
Guest stars in Season 26

Stacy KeachR. Lee ErmeyKelsey GrammerDon HertzfeldtMaurice LaMarcheJackie MasonDavid Hyde PierceJeff RossSarah SilvermanNick OffermanJohn RatzenbergerJane FondaRobert SiegelJohn DiMaggioPhil LaMarrKatey SagalLauren TomFrank WelkerBilly WestWillem Dafoe David SilvermanWill ForteSammy HagarElon MuskKevin Michael RichardsonPharrell WilliamsChristopher LloydRich SommerRichard BransonYaya DaCostaJon LovitzNathan FielderCat DeeleyGlenn CloseCarice van HoutenAlbert BrooksJoe MantegnaJohnny MathisJustin Roiland

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