Yancy Butler Actor

Yancy butler

Yancy Victoria Butler (born July 2, 1970) is an American television and movie actress known for her roles as Natasha Binder in the 1993 John Woo film Hard Target and as Detective Sara Pezzini on the TNT supernatural drama Witchblade. Butler was born in Greenwich Village, New York City. She is the daughter of Leslie (née Vega), a theatre company manager, and Joe Butler, drummer for the 1960s rock group The Lovin' Spoonful. Butler's first major role was in the television series Mann & Machine in 1992, in which she played an android police officer partnered with a human detective. The series was set in Los Angeles in the near future. The series was co-created by Dick Wolf, of Law & Order fame. A year later, she starred in her second series, South Beach also for Dick Wolf, in which she played a con artist and thief who made a deal with the federal government: in exchange for their wiping of her criminal record, she performs certain tasks for them. While Butler's first appearance was a small role as a small girl in a 1979 slasher film Savage Weekend, her next film appearance was the starring role in John Woo's 1993 film, Hard Target, featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 2nd, 1970
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents

Education

1. Sarah Lawrence College Colleges/University

Sarah Lawrence College is a private and independent liberal arts college in the United States. It is located in southern Westchester County, New York, in the city of Yonkers, 15 miles (24 km) north of Manhattan.

Type Private school
Endowment
2011. 66.8 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1926
Headquarters
1 Mead Way, 10708 - Bronxville, New York
Undergraduates
2012. 1,420
2010. 1,328
2009. 1,367
Postgraduates
2012. 316
2011. 340
2010. 342
Acceptance rate
2010. 62.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 49.7 K $
2010. 42.6 K $
Official web page www.slc.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Sarah Lawrence College connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Action95.08
Comedy35.9
Romance35.77
Crime34.93
Thriller55.24
Adventure24.95
Horror64.05
Fantasy34.07
Sci-Fi24.35
Mystery34.67
Drama44.8

1. Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)

Horror
played Reba
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Jeffery Beach
,
Phillip J. Roth
David Reed
,
Mairin Reed
2 Show list

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter is a 2012 made-for-television horror film and the fourth and final installment in the Lake Placid film series. The film premiered on September 29, 2012 by Syfy and was released on DVD on February 19, 2013.

Awards

Top cast

Jim Bickerman
Sheriff Theresa Giove
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Martin Chichov
English
United States of America

2. Kick-Ass (2010)

Action, Comedy, Romance
played Angie D'Amico
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
, , ,
Adam Bohling
,
David Reid
,
Tarquin Pack
27 Show list 2 Show list $30M

Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-produced with Brad Pitt and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. Its general release was on 25 March 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 16 April 2010 in the United States. It is the first installment of the Kick-Ass film series. It tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself "Kick-Ass". Dave gets caught up in a bigger fight when he meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the crime boss Frank D'Amico and his son, has trained his eleven-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl. Despite having generated some controversy for its profanity and violence performed by a child, Kick-Ass was well received by both critics and audiences. The film has gained a strong cult following since its release on DVD and Blu-ray. A sequel, written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Vaughn, was released in August 2013, with Johnson, Mintz-Plasse, and Moretz reprising their roles.

Awards

2011 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
2011 MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star

Top cast

Big Daddy, Damon Macready
Lobby Goon
Detective Vic Gigante
Sporty Goon
Frank D'Amico
Chris D'Amico, Red Mist
Matthew
Comic Book Store Manager
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass
Reporter
Big Joe
Tre Fernandez
Marty
Mrs. Lizewski
Sergeant Marcus Williams
Katie Deauxma
Danil
News Anchor #2
Cheerleader
News Anchor
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vigilante
Sammy Sheldon
Kick-Ass: The Score, Kick-Ass: Music from the Motion Picture
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

3. Wolvesbayne (2009)

Fantasy, Horror
played Lilith
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
,
Andre Finkenwirth
,
Justin Jones
8 Show list $2M

Wolvesbayne is a horror film directed by Griff Furst and starring Jeremy London as a newly transformed werewolf working with vampire hunters to stop a vampire cult with plans to resurrect Lilith, the mother of all vampires. It co-stars Yancy Butler, Christy Carlson Romano, and Marc Dacascos. Wolvesbayne premiered on Syfy's 31 nights of Halloween in 2009.

Awards

Top cast

Konstantinos
Russell's Father
Von Griem
Russell Bayne
The Old One
Townsperson #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Miles Hankins
Bill Posley
Elizabeth Haynes
English
United States of America

4. Basilisk: The Serpent King (2006)

Action, Fantasy, Horror
played Hannah
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Striking Range (2006)

Action, Thriller
played Emily Johanson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
1 Show list

When Ted Billings double crosses a group purchasing a next generation weapon, he tells his Vice President of Security to call her old boyfriend and his mercenary team to protect him.

Awards

Top cast

Eugene "Vash" Vasher
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. The Last Letter (2004)

Thriller, Drama, Mystery
played Alicia Cromwell, Ms. Toney
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
Demetrius Navarro
,
Russell Gannon
Russell Gannon
Russell Gannon
4 Show list

The Last Letter is a 2004 mystery/drama film written and directed by Russell Gannon.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Griffith, Mr. Griffith
Mrs. Allison
Ms. Paige
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sean Dinwoodie
Alycia Belle
English
United States of America

7. Thin Air (2000)

Crime, Drama
played Lisa St. Claire
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Thin Air is a film directed by Robert Mandel released on September 12, 2000.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior (2000)

Adventure, Family, Mystery
played Veronica Hulka
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
2 Show list

The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior is a 2000 adventure TV movie written by David Simkins and directed by Rusty Cundieff.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Hulka
Jordan, Marty's butler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. The Witness Files (2000)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Sandy Dickinson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
Douglas Jackson

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. The Treat (1998)

Comedy, Romance
played Wendy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
3 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Colonel
Francesca
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Ravager (film) (1997)

Horror, Sci-Fi
played Avedon Hammond
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
James D. Deck

Ravager (film) is a 1997 horror/science fiction film written and directed by James D Deck and starring Bruce Payne, Yancy Butler, Juliet Landau and Robin Sachs.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. The Ex (1997)

Thriller
played Deidre Kenyon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
1 Show list

The Ex is a 1997 thriller film directed by Mark L. Lester and based on the novel by John Lutz.

Awards

Top cast

Sofia Kowalski
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Canada

13. Let It Be Me (1995)

Drama, Romance
played Corinne
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Eleanor Bergstein
3 Show list $20M

Let It Be Me is a 1995 musical film starring Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals, Yancy Butler, Leslie Caron, James Goodwin and Patrick Stewart. It was written and directed by Eleanor Bergstein.

Awards

Top cast

Emily Taylor
Student
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
English
United States of America

14. Drop Zone (1994)

Action, Adventure, Thriller
played Jessie Crossman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
,
Lauren Lloyd
,
Wallis Nicita
John Bishop
, ,
Tony Griffin
,
22 Show list $45M

Drop Zone is a 1994 American action film directed by John Badham, starring Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter and Kyle Secor. The film was released in the United States on December 9, 1994.

Awards

Top cast

Earl Leedy
Bobby
Pete Nessip
Ty Moncrief
Big Man Passenger
Schuster Stephens
Tom McCracken
Deputy Dog
Mike Milton
Deuce
Swoop
Terry Nessip
Bob Covington
Mrs. Willins
Selkirk
Yacht Captain
747 Captain
Torski
Reporter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Mary E. Vogt
Drop Zone
English
United States of America

15. Hard Target (1993)

Action, Comedy, Crime
played Natasha 'Nat' Binder
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
12 Show list $18M

Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Chinese film director John Woo in his American directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work Cajun merchant seaman who saves a young woman, named Natasha Binder, from a gang of thugs in New Orleans. Chance learns that Binder is searching for her missing father, and agrees to aid Binder in her search. Boudreaux and Binder soon learn that Binder's father has died at the hands of wealthy sportsman Emil Fouchon who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation. The screenplay was written by Chuck Pfarrer and is based on the 1932 film adaptation of Richard Connell's 1924 short story, The Most Dangerous Game. Hard Target was Woo's first American film and was also the first major Hollywood film made by a Chinese director. Universal Pictures was nervous on having Woo direct a feature, and sent in director Sam Raimi to look over the film's production and to take Woo's place as director if he were to fail. Woo went through several scripts finding mostly martial arts films with which he was not interested.

Awards

Top cast

Man on the Street
Emil Fouchon
Pik van Cleef
Chance Boudreaux
Det. Marie Mitchell
Uncle Douvee
Dr. Morton
Peterson
Ismal Zenan
Douglas Binder
Frick
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Tim Simonec
Karyn Wagner
English
United States of America

16. The Hit List (1993)

Action, Thriller
played Jordan Henning
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
William Webb
1 Show list

The Hit List is a 1993 film directed by William Webb.

Awards

Top cast

Charlie Pike
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. Savage Weekend (1976)

Horror
played Little Girl
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Savage Weekend is an American horror film. It was filmed in 1976 as The Killer Behind the Mask and was eventually released in 1979 by Cannon Films. It was written, produced and directed by David Paulsen and stars Christopher Allport, David Gale, William Sanderson and a young Yancy Butler. It has been cited as an early slasher film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Brooklyn South

Crime, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Anne-Marie Kersey
CBS
September 22nd, 1997 April 27th, 1998 1
Patrick McGaw
English

2. Witchblade

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Sara Pezzini
TNT
June 12th, 2001 August 26th, 2002 3
Lazar Rockwood
Kathryn Winslow
English

3. Mann & Machine

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Sgt. Eve Edison
NBC
April 5th, 1992 July 14th, 1992 1 English

4. Rage of the Yeti

Horror
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Syfy
November 12th, 2011 English

5. South Beach

Crime, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Kate Patrick
NBC
June 6th, 1993 August 12th, 1993 1
John Glover
English

6. Lake Placid 3

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Syfy
English

Guest TV appearances

As the World Turns

Program genre

Soap opera
Daytime Drama

Official site

External resources

As the World Turns is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS from April 2, 1956 to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera The Guiding Light. Running for 54 years, As the World Turns holds the second-longest continuous run of any daytime network soap opera in American history, surpassed only by Guiding Light. As the World Turns was produced in New York City for all of its time.nSet in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on April 2, 1956, at 1:30 pm EST. Prior to that date, all serials had been fifteen minutes in length. As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, which premiered on the same day at 4:30 pm EST, were the first two to be thirty minutes in length from their premiere. At first, viewers did not respond to the new half-hour serial, but ratings picked up in its second year, eventually reaching the top spot in the daytime Nielsen ratings by fall 1958. In 1959, the show started a streak of weekly ratings wins that would not be interrupted for over twelve years.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S52-E89 August 3rd, 2007
S52-E83 July 26th, 2007
S52-E94 August 10th, 2007
S52-E84 July 27th, 2007
S52-E81 July 24th, 2007
S52-E78 July 19th, 2007
S52-E82 July 25th, 2007
S52-E95 August 13th, 2007
S52-E80 July 23rd, 2007
S52-E93 August 9th, 2007
S52-E79 July 20th, 2007
S52-E90 August 6th, 2007
S52-E99 August 17th, 2007

Grapevine

Program genre

Comedy

External resources

Grapevine, created by David Frankel, premiered on June 15, 1992 on CBS.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 July 6th, 1992

Law & Order

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Legal
Drama
Legal drama
Police procedural

Official site

External resources

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. At the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television. Its record of 20 seasons is a tie with Gunsmoke for the longest-running live-action scripted American prime-time series with ongoing characters, although it had fewer episodes than Gunsmoke, and both series are surpassed by the animated series The Simpsons.nSet and filmed in New York City, the series follows a two-part approach: the first half-hour is the investigation of a crime and apprehension of a suspect by New York City Police Department homicide detectives; the second half is the prosecution of the defendant by the New York County Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Plots are often based on real cases that recently made headlines, although the motivation for the crime and the perpetrator may be different.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E06 October 29th, 1991

NYPD Blue

Program genre

Crime
Live action
Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast.nThe show was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch and was inspired by Milch's relationship with Bill Clark, a former member of the New York City Police Department who eventually became one of the show's producers. The series was originally broadcast on the ABC network, debuted on September 21, 1993‚ and aired its final episode on March 1, 2005. It remains ABC's longest-running primetime one-hour drama series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E18 April 22nd, 1997

Perversions of Science

Program genre

Horror
Anthology
Science Fiction

External resources

Perversions of Science is a science fiction/horror television series that ran on the cable channel HBO for one season in 1997.nIt is a spin-off of popular horror series Tales from the Crypt also shown on HBO, and its episodes are based on EC's Weird Science comic book series.nThe format of Perversions of Science is very similar to Tales From The Crypt, the show was introduced by a sexualized female robot named Chrome and then an individual episode would start. After the episode was complete, Chrome would conclude Perversions of Science.nMost episodes focused on a part of science fiction such as alien invasion or space/time travel.nThe show featured a mix of established talent and young up-and-comers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 June 18th, 1997

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn

Program genre

Late night television
Talk show

External resources

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn is a comedy TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E42 July 9th, 2001

The Lyon's Den

Program genre

Legal
Legal drama
Drama

External resources

The Lyon's Den is a 2003 television series set in Washington, D.C. The legal drama starred Rob Lowe as a lawyer called Jack Turner, newly appointed as partner of a long-established law firm that, as the plot revealed, harbored some dark secrets. Much of the plot centered on the firm's internal politics, and on Turner's attempts to uncover information on some of the firm's conspiracies, all the while acting as the defense for some of the firm's higher-profile clients in a different case each episode.nSpearheaded by Lowe, who was also executive producer, the cast included Matt Craven, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kyle Chandler, Frances Fisher, and David Krumholtz.nThe series premiered on the American television network NBC on September 28, 2003, but although thirteen episodes were ordered and produced, only six aired before NBC cancelled the show due to poor ratings. When the UK's channel five bought the UK terrestrial TV rights to the series in 2004, it aired all thirteen episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 November 30th, 2003

The Wild Thornberrys

Program genre

Children's television series
Animation

External resources

The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show returned to The '90s Are All That for one night, and aired on March 21, 2013. The show aired on Nicktoonsters in the United Kingdom. Following Shout! Factory acquisition of the title in February 2011, all 5 series have been released on DVD.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 October 6th, 1998

Third Watch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Medical fiction
Crime
Action
Drama

Official site

External resources

Third Watch is an American crime drama series which first aired on NBC from 1999 to 2005, for a total of 132 episodes, broadcast in 6 seasons of 22 episodes each.nThe show was set and filmed in New York City, and with an ensemble cast of characters the storylines centered on the lives of police officers of the New York City Police Department and the firefighters and paramedics of the New York City Fire Department, all working the same fictional precinct during the 3pm to 11pm shift - the 'Third Watch'.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 February 21st, 2000
Edward Allen Bernero
S01-E14 February 14th, 2000

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