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Rex Linn

Known for his Role as Frank Tripp in "CSI: Miami" & as Smyth in "Zombeavers"

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Rex Maynard Linn was born in Ochiltree County, Texas, the third child, and second son, of Darlene Deere and James Paul Linn. He grew up on a ranch outside Spearman, Texas, a small agricultural, ranching, and oil town, with his sister Rhonda Lou and brother James Paul II, attending Spearman Elementary and Spearman Junior High School. Linn's first public performances included playing drums with his band, The Beach Bums, in the Junior High Auditorium to entertain his classmates. Summers were spent working cattle with cowboys and going to movies in town.

It was in this small Texas community that Linn developed an appetite, at an early age, for movies and acting. The Lyric theater on Main Street, which is still in operation, provided the people of Spearman with the only movie house in the area. Linn frequented the little movie house often and enjoyed its menu of horror films and Westerns.

In August 1969, his parents relocated the family to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his father practiced law. There he attended Heritage Hall and later Casady High School, an independent school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, and was employed part-time at the Oklahoma City Zoo. It was in November 1975, after seeing Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, that Linn announced that he really wanted to be an actor. Unfortunately, it was also in high school that he was first discouraged in the pursuit of his dream to become an actor. After the first night of the school’s production of Fiddler On The Roof, in which he very nearly demolished a set during a dance number, Linn was asked to leave the play by Prof. Gill, his drama coach. He was told it would probably be wise to direct his energy to some other field of endeavour, which effectively ended his high school acting career. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a degree in Radio/TV/Film.

After graduation, Linn decided on a banking career. He worked his way up to VP of Energy Lending for the Lakeshore Bank, remaining with it until July 5, 1982, when the bank was shut down for insolvency. Linn was able to convince a talent agent to take a chance on him and represent him in the Oklahoma market. At the same time, he accepted a job with an oil company, overseeing field operations in western Oklahoma, all the while auditioning for film and TV commercial parts. After shooting some very bad commercials, he started landing small roles in various projects. It was during this time that he was given the opportunity to act in his first film, Dark Before Dawn, which was being produced by his best friend, Edward K. Gaylord II. More importantly, he became an associate producer on the film. That opportunity provided him with great insight into the creative process of filmmaking, which would later prove to be a valuable asset to him in the world of acting.

In 1989, he was cast in his first substantial role, as serial killer Floyd Epps, in Night Game, starring Roy Scheider. Following this film, and a part as the sheriff in the TV series, the Young Riders, he decided it was time to head west. Surrendering to the acting bug, Linn sold his house, loaded all his possessions into a U-Haul, and, on February 5, 1990, headed to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. For the first three years, he studied acting with Silvana Gallardo in Studio City and worked with a close friend and fellow struggling actor, Robert Knott, on various construction jobs.

But gradually, the roles started coming, small ones in theatrical films such as My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991), Thunderheart (1992), and Sniper (1993), and guest shots on TV series including Northern Exposure, Raven, and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. In April 1992 he got his first real break. Linn was cast as the bad U.S. Treasury agent, Richard Travers, in the very successful movie Cliffhanger. That film proved to be pivotal in providing the exposure Rex needed to get to the next level.

Since Cliffhanger, he has appeared in over 35 films, with that number growing annually. Linn's most recent work includes an independent production, Cockfight, originally titled The Round and Round, which was released in 2004, Zodiac in 2005, and Abominable in 2006, with another picture, The Garage, in production in 2006. He has also had recurring roles in several TV series, most recently as Sgt. Frank Tripp on CSI: Miami, a role for which, according to an article in the Dec. 27 2004 issue of the Oklahoman, he was tricked into reading [1] during the first season and which he has held, as a series regular, ever since.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rex Linn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rex Linn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rex Linn for your next private or corporate function.
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Rex Linn

Known for his Role as Frank Tripp in "CSI: Miami" & as Smyth in "Zombeavers"

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Rex Linn Biography

Rex Maynard Linn was born in Ochiltree County, Texas, the third child, and second son, of Darlene Deere and James Paul Linn. He grew up on a ranch outside Spearman, Texas, a small agricultural, ranching, and oil town, with his sister Rhonda Lou and brother James Paul II, attending Spearman Elementary and Spearman Junior High School. Linn's first public performances included playing drums with his band, The Beach Bums, in the Junior High Auditorium to entertain his classmates. Summers were spent working cattle with cowboys and going to movies in town.

It was in this small Texas community that Linn developed an appetite, at an early age, for movies and acting. The Lyric theater on Main Street, which is still in operation, provided the people of Spearman with the only movie house in the area. Linn frequented the little movie house often and enjoyed its menu of horror films and Westerns.

In August 1969, his parents relocated the family to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his father practiced law. There he attended Heritage Hall and later Casady High School, an independent school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, and was employed part-time at the Oklahoma City Zoo. It was in November 1975, after seeing Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, that Linn announced that he really wanted to be an actor. Unfortunately, it was also in high school that he was first discouraged in the pursuit of his dream to become an actor. After the first night of the school’s production of Fiddler On The Roof, in which he very nearly demolished a set during a dance number, Linn was asked to leave the play by Prof. Gill, his drama coach. He was told it would probably be wise to direct his energy to some other field of endeavour, which effectively ended his high school acting career. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a degree in Radio/TV/Film.

After graduation, Linn decided on a banking career. He worked his way up to VP of Energy Lending for the Lakeshore Bank, remaining with it until July 5, 1982, when the bank was shut down for insolvency. Linn was able to convince a talent agent to take a chance on him and represent him in the Oklahoma market. At the same time, he accepted a job with an oil company, overseeing field operations in western Oklahoma, all the while auditioning for film and TV commercial parts. After shooting some very bad commercials, he started landing small roles in various projects. It was during this time that he was given the opportunity to act in his first film, Dark Before Dawn, which was being produced by his best friend, Edward K. Gaylord II. More importantly, he became an associate producer on the film. That opportunity provided him with great insight into the creative process of filmmaking, which would later prove to be a valuable asset to him in the world of acting.

In 1989, he was cast in his first substantial role, as serial killer Floyd Epps, in Night Game, starring Roy Scheider. Following this film, and a part as the sheriff in the TV series, the Young Riders, he decided it was time to head west. Surrendering to the acting bug, Linn sold his house, loaded all his possessions into a U-Haul, and, on February 5, 1990, headed to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. For the first three years, he studied acting with Silvana Gallardo in Studio City and worked with a close friend and fellow struggling actor, Robert Knott, on various construction jobs.

But gradually, the roles started coming, small ones in theatrical films such as My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991), Thunderheart (1992), and Sniper (1993), and guest shots on TV series including Northern Exposure, Raven, and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. In April 1992 he got his first real break. Linn was cast as the bad U.S. Treasury agent, Richard Travers, in the very successful movie Cliffhanger. That film proved to be pivotal in providing the exposure Rex needed to get to the next level.

Since Cliffhanger, he has appeared in over 35 films, with that number growing annually. Linn's most recent work includes an independent production, Cockfight, originally titled The Round and Round, which was released in 2004, Zodiac in 2005, and Abominable in 2006, with another picture, The Garage, in production in 2006. He has also had recurring roles in several TV series, most recently as Sgt. Frank Tripp on CSI: Miami, a role for which, according to an article in the Dec. 27 2004 issue of the Oklahoman, he was tricked into reading [1] during the first season and which he has held, as a series regular, ever since.

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  • How to book Rex Linn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rex Linn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rex Linn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rex Linn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rex Linn?

    Booking fees for Rex Linn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rex Linn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rex Linn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rex Linn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rex Linn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rex Linn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rex Linn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rex Linn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rex Linn for your event is available upon request. Rex Linn generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jonathan Togo, Omar Benson Miller, Evan Peters, Chris Pratt and Michael Ironside. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rex Linn for an upcoming event.

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