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Name
  
Wolfgang Bodison


Role
  
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Born
  
19 November 1966 (age 57) (
1966-11-19
)
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Nominations
  
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Movies
  
A Few Good Men, Freeway, The Appearing, Most Wanted, Ragamuffin

Similar People
  
James Marshall, J T Walsh, Matthew Bright, J A Preston, Kevin Pollak

Occupation
  
Film, television actor

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Wolfgang Bodison (born November 19, 1966) is an American actor best known for playing Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson in the 1992 drama film A Few Good Men.

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Early life and education

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Brian Wolfgang Bodison was born on November 19, 1966 in Washington, D.C. His mother, Dorothea Bodison, works for the National Institutes of Health. His father died in a car accident when he was a child.

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In 1988, he graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he played football, as a team member of the Virginia Cavaliers, and earned a degree in fine arts.

Life before acting

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After his graduation, Bodison was hired as a file clerk at Columbia Pictures. From there, he was hired for a job in 1989 at the mail room at Castle Rock Entertainment.

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Rob Reiner made Bodison his personal assistant on the set of Misery (1990). At the time, Bodison had an aspiration on becoming a screenwriter and film director and would take notes on Reiner's direction.

Bodison was also credited as being the picture-car coordinator for John Singleton's film, Boyz n the Hood (1991). "My job was to go into South Central and get some of the car clubs interested in the movie," Bodison said.

A Few Good Men

At first, Reiner made Bodison his location manager for A Few Good Men (1992). However, Reiner had trouble casting for the role of Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson, a young recruiting poster of a Marine on trial for the murder of a private.

"We were talking, and he said, 'Wolf, have you ever acted?'" Bodison said. "I said, 'No, man.' He said, 'Ever thought about it?' 'No.' He said, 'Well, I'm trying to cast the movie, and I haven't found anyone for Dawson who fits my vision. Why don't you read for it?'" Since Bodison had never acted before, he hired Julie Ariola, an acting coach. "He's a very creative kid and very intelligent," Ariola said. "He was like a sponge. He took every suggestion."

On August 1991, shortly after Bodison's audition, he was called back to read again. Three days later: "I stopped at a pay phone, called Rob, and he said, 'Wolf, welcome to the movie business.'" Bodison said. "Man, I damn near dropped the phone. Then I went home and sat down in front of my window. I thought, 'What in the hell is going on?'"

"I wasn't the least bit surprised he got the job," said Ariola on Bodison getting what became his most well known role. "Destiny. That's what it was."

On her review of the film, The Washington Post film critic Rita Kempley described Bodison as an "impressive non-actor". On his review, Hartford Courant film critic Malcolm Johnson described him as "fierce" and "devoted". Writing for the Los Angeles Times, David Gritten wrote that Bodison "played it from the heart and gut. I've never seen anyone express contempt with just one look the way he does. He was enormously good at conveying complicated emotions without a word. You knew exactly how he felt." Film critic Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Bodison, a new young actor whose performance as the more prominent defendant gives the film its melancholy shock value."

Later career

Other films Bodison appeared in include Little Big League (1994), The Expert (1995), Freeway (1996), Goodbye America (1997), Most Wanted (1997), Joe Somebody (2001), Akeelah and the Bee (2006) and Legacy (2010). Television credits include recurring roles on Nothing Sacred and Family Law, as well as guest-star appearances on hit shows such as Highlander: The Series, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Cane, ER, and Perception.

Bodison's aspiration to become a screenwriter and director came true by writing and directing the short films, Simone, Broken, Sarah's Wish, and The Long Wait, all of which have screened in major festivals worldwide. In the latter film he also starred, along with Elizabeth Yoder, who he first collaborated with at Playhouse West in Los Angeles. "Working with Wolfgang was incredible," Yoder recalls. "He made the writing process easy. What we shared was an understanding of how devastating these unresolved emotions can be, especially through the lens of childhood. After my 24 year quest for solace, understanding and redemption, it's been enormously cathartic." Bodison and Yoder shared the Storytelling Achievement Award at the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival. "It's a story of forgiveness," Bodison explains. "Winning the Storytelling Award means a lot because, as writer and director, my job is to tell a great story. This recognition is a huge personal achievement." Bodison also won the Best Director Award at the Playhouse West Film Festival as well as two additional awards for Best Actor and Best Short Film at the 2014 Beaufort International Film Festival.

He recently appeared in the independent feature, Ragamuffin (2014).

Bodison is the artistic director at the Los Angeles branch of the Playhouse West School and Repertory Theatre.

Personal life

Bodison resides in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.

Filmography

Actor
-
The Wind of Heaven (pre-production) as
Charlie Boyle
-
Ulysses Coyote (pre-production) as
Marty Carson
-
Pug (filming) as
Roy
-
The Buddy Cop (post-production) as
Doctor Kinison
-
Wayside Wonder Days (post-production) as
Evan
2016
The Anubis Tapes (completed) as
Mike
2021
Black Excellence (Short) as
Sitcom Dad
2019
American Skin as
Captain Eugene Morris
2018
The Force (TV Movie) as
Ted Anderson
2018
Code Black (TV Series) as
Fire Chief Carson Hicks
- The Business of Saving Lives (2018) - Fire Chief Carson Hicks
2018
My Little Girl Is Gone as
Detective Harper
2018
Blood Type as
Chad
2017
Beverly Grove (TV Movie) as
Dr. Troy O'Brien
2017
Butterfly Caught as
Sergeant Barnes
2017
The Package (Short) as
Col. Barry Thompson
2017
The Student as
Dean George Castle
2017
Sanvean (Short) as
Joshua
2017
Gridlock as
Eli
2017
Bones (TV Series) as
Doug Patton
- The Grief and the Girl (2017) - Doug Patton
2017
Tucker's War (TV Series) as
Jim Hamilton
- The Valley of Death (2017) - Jim Hamilton
- A Dangerous Country (Pilot) (2017) - Jim Hamilton
2016
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) as
Edwin Abbott
- Spacetime (2016) - Edwin Abbott
2015
Richard Peter Johnson as
Fernand Amadeus
2015
Caught as
Coach
2015
Cyber Case as
Detective Phillips
2014
The Well (TV Series) as
Police Chief Fischer
- Chapter Four: Call - Police Chief Fischer
2014
Road to Osiris (Short) as
Michael Sherman
2014
The Appearing as
Father Callahan
2014
The Breaks (TV Movie) as
Bob Owens
2014
Pretty Rosebud as
Frank / Dominique's friend
2014
Ragamuffin as
Bryan Bontrager
2013
Grace (Short) as
Derek
2013
Broken (Short) as
Coach Watson
2013
Vertical as
Dave Andrews
2012
Perception (TV Series) as
Chris Leavins
- Lovesick (2012) - Chris Leavins
2012
Courage to Create (Short) as
Cobb
2012
CSI: Miami (TV Series) as
Bob Scherner
- No Good Deed (2012) - Bob Scherner
2012
WOD Diaries (TV Movie) as
Ray
2011
Awol (Short) as
Vincent
2011
Rogue (TV Movie) as
Brian
2011
Two Bulls (Short) as
Michael
2011
O Night Divine (Short) as
Bus Rider 2
2011
Simone (Short) as
Guy in Park
2010
Legacy as
Jim Burgess
2010
Now Here as
Abdul Sallaam
2010
The Visitation (Short) as
Mort
2010
Waiting for Goldblum (Short) as
Wolf
2010
NCIS (TV Series) as
Park Inspector Edward Killian
- Double Identity (2010) - Park Inspector Edward Killian
2007
Cane (TV Series) as
Detective Hodges
- Brotherhood (2007) - Detective Hodges
2006
CSI: NY (TV Series) as
Rodney Pruitt
- Super Men (2006) - Rodney Pruitt
2006
Akeelah and the Bee as
Akeelah's Father
2003
Where's Angelo? (Short) as
Demetrius
2003
Charmed (TV Series) as
Witch Doctor
- House Call (2003) - Witch Doctor
2003
Skin Complex (TV Movie) as
Dr. Christopher Harrison
2002
Schwaz as
Uncle Willy
2000
Family Law (TV Series) as
Mr. Thompson / Mr. Kerry
- Blood and Water (2002) - Mr. Thompson
- Bringing Up Babies (2001) - Mr. Thompson
- Telling Lies (2000) - Mr. Kerry
2001
Joe Somebody as
Cade Raymond
2001
The Wedding Dress (TV Movie) as
Paul Rodericks
2000
Billy Bob and Them (Short)
1997
Nothing Sacred (TV Series) as
Louie
- The Coldest Night of the Year (1998) - Louie
- Song of Songs (1997) - Louie
1997
Between Brothers (TV Series)
- Scandalous (1997)
1997
Most Wanted as
Cpt. Steve Braddock
1997
Goodbye America as
Commander Hamilton
1997
Dark Skies (TV Series) as
Major Colin Powell
- Strangers in the Night (1997) - Major Colin Powell
1996
'M' Word as
Jake
1996
Freeway as
Detective Breer
1995
Silver Strand (TV Movie) as
Charles Bromwell
1995
Highlander (TV Series) as
Andrew Cord
- Brothers in Arms (1995) - Andrew Cord
1995
The Expert as
Dan Mason
1995
ER (TV Series) as
Al Boulet
- Full Moon, Saturday Night (1995) - Al Boulet
1994
Sirens (TV Series) as
Tolliver
- The Needle and the Damage Done (1994) - Tolliver
1994
Criminal Passion as
Jordan Monroe
1994
Little Big League as
Spencer Hamilton
1994
The Big Gig (Short)
1994
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (TV Movie) as
Marvin Washington
1993
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
John Andrew Bondy
- The Survivor (1993) - John Andrew Bondy
1992
A Few Good Men as
Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson
Writer
2017
Sanvean (Short) (contributing writer)
2014
The Long Wait (Short) (story) / (writer)
2013
Broken (Short) (co-writer)
2012
Sarah's Wish (Short) (writer)
2011
Two Bulls (Short) (story & screenplay)
Director
2014
The Long Wait (Short)
2013
Broken (Short)
2012
Sarah's Wish (Short)
2011
Simone (Short)
Producer
2012
The Perfection of Anna (Short) (associate producer)
2011
Two Bulls (Short) (producer)
2011
Simone (Short) (producer)
Miscellaneous
1990
Misery (assistant: Rob Reiner)
Thanks
2020
Bloody Bites (TV Series) (extra special thanks to - 1 episode)
- Path of Blood, The Feast, Boo (2020) - (extra special thanks to)
2016
Halfway There (Short) (special thanks)
2015
The Underdog (Short) (special thanks)
2001
A Few Good Men: Code of Conduct (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
Self
2021
The Stephen Savage Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Wolfgang Bodison (2021) - Self
2018
From the Mouths of Babes (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Life (2019) - Self
- Self (2018) - Self
- Love (2018) - Self
2014
Actor? A Documentary (Documentary) as
Self
2013
Goddaughter (Short) as
Self
2011
Not Another Not Another Movie as
Self
2010
The Making of 'Now Here' (Video documentary) as
Self
2001
A Few Good Men: Code of Conduct (Video documentary short) as
Self
1994
26th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Self

References

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