Life and career
Vint was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from the Oklahoma Military Academy and later attended the University of Oklahoma. Vint joined the Actors Studio in Los Angeles with his brother Alan, who co-starred with him in Macon County Line. At the Actors Studio Vint was seen by Bruce Dern, who recommended him for his 1972 film Silent Running. Vint has worked with Academy Award nominated directors Arthur Penn in Little Big Man and Roman Polanski in Chinatown.
Vint worked with David Carradine in three movies. In Carradine's autobiographical book Kill Bill: The Diary, Carradine described Jesse Vint as "an acting buddy of mine who is a very wise and cool dude," even though they were usually cast as rivals.
In addition to his work in the film industry, Vint won the World Celebrity Chess Championship at The Century Plaza Hotel in 1988. He was undefeated, and is still the reigning champion.
Vint resides in Vancouver, Washington. He has a son named Jesse Lee Vint IV, and a grandson Jesse Lee Vint V.
- One Life to Live (TV, 1969) - Al Roberts (1986, 1987)
- CBS Playhouse (TV, 1969) - Buck
- WUSA (1970) - Young Doctor (uncredited)
- The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV, 1970) - Pvt. Wilson
- Swing Out, Sweet Land (John Wayne TV special, 1970) - Colorado
- Little Big Man (1970) - Lieutenant
- Bonanza (TV, 1971) - Toby Harris
- The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV, 1971) - Officer Taylor
- Nichols (TV, 1971) - Charlie Springer
- Silent Running (1972) - Andy Wolf
- Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (TV, 1971-1972) - Mechanic / Joe Boysen
- Mission: Impossible (TV, 1973) - Zinc
- Daddy's Deadly Darling (1973) - Sheriff Dan Cole
- The F.B.I. (TV, 1971-1973) - Desmond Murphy / George Shawn / Johnny Nesbitt
- Chopper One (TV, 1974) - Billy - 2nd Gunman
- Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974) - Hot Rod Driver
- Chinatown (1974) - Farmer in the Valley #2
- Macon County Line (1974) - Wayne Dixon
- The Rookies (TV, 1974) - Pete 'Wolf' Gray
- The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974) - Scanner
- Cannon (TV, 1972-1974) - Al Sparling / Angel McIlhone
- Earthquake (1974) - Buck
- Reflections of Murder (1974) - Cop on Freeway
- Amy Prentiss (TV, 1974) - Factory Supervisor
- S.W.A.T. (TV, 1975) - Dallas
- Bug (1975) - Tom Tacker
- Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976) - Slick Callahan
- Black Oak Conspiracy (1977) - Jingo Johnson
- Deathsport (1978) - Polna
- Emergency! (TV, 1978) - Paramedic Nick Halverson
- Centennial (TV miniseries, 1978) - Amos Calendar
- Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider (1979) - Calvin Hawk
- Hometown U.S.A. (1979) - Motorcycle Leader
- The Incredible Hulk (TV, 1979) - Tibby
- Belle Starr (TV movie, 1980) - Bob Dalton
- Walking Tall (TV, 1981) - Ben
- CHiPs (TV, 1981) - Daws
- Bret Maverick (TV, 1982) - Tulsa Jack Turner
- Forbidden World (1982) - Mike Colby
- Hart to Hart (TV, 1982) - Turk
- T.J. Hooker (TV, 1982) - Ben Edwards
- Dempsey (1983) - Bernie Dempsey
- The Yellow Rose (1984) - Matt Colby
- On the Line (1984) - El Jefe
- Cover Up (TV, 1985) - Willard
- Knight Rider (TV, 1985) - Hank Kagan
- Trapper John, M.D. (TV, 1985) - Ben Cassidy
- The A-Team (TV, 1986) - Insane Wayne
- Another Chance (1989)
- Dark Angel (1990)
- The New Adam-12 (TV, 1991)
- Matlock (TV, 1992) - Tex
- The Young Riders (TV, 1992) - Cody Pierce / Pierson
- The Temp (1993) - Larry
- Deep Red (1994) - Det. Rhodes
- XXX's & OOO's (TV movie, 1994) - George Randall
- Deep Cover (1997) - Ray
- Dreamers (1999) - Carl
- Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1999) - Detective
- Monkey Love (2002) - Les Roe
- Operation Balikatan (2003) - CIA Chief Spencer
- A-List (2006) - Red Carpet Star
- Sister Mary's Angel (2011) - Father Henry
- Grimm (TV, 2012) - Thom Carson
- Gloria Jesus (2014) - Pastor Kruger
- Bring Me the Head of Trapper Flint (2017) - Doctor Tulsa McCoy
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