R. Lee Ermey


With over 25 years in the entertainment industry, R. Lee Ermey is one of the most successful actors in film and television today, having starred or appeared in over sixty feature films, such as Full Metal Jacket, Se7en, Leaving Las Vegas and even as a voiceover in “Toy Story” 1 through 3.

Prior to his acting career, Ermey served eleven years in the Marine Corps, two of which were spent as a Drill Instructor. In 2002, he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant, becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be promoted. It is this promotion that earned him his nickname, “The Gunny.”

Today, Ermey continues to make special appearances in popular movies, acts as the spokesperson for numerous companies and most notably, hosts our Lifetime Television show, “Military Makeover.”