David Strathairn (1949 - )
- Matewan (1987) [Police Chief Sid Hatfield]: Shot dead (offscreen) in broad daylight on the steps of the McDowell County Courthouse in Welch by Bob Gunton; His death is mentioned in older Danny Radnor's narration.
- A Dangerous Woman (1993) [Getso]: Stabbed to death by Debra Winger.
- Dolores Claiborne (1995) [Joe St. George]: Falls down a well after Kathy Bates lures him into a trap, then knocks him down as he tries to climb out.
- Beyond the Call (1996) [Russell Gates]: Executed by electric chair.
- L.A. Confidential (1997) [Pierce Morehouse Patchett]: Wrists slit (off-screen) by James Cromwell's accomplices. His body is shown afterwards, sitting in a chair in his mansion while Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce investigate.
- My Blueberry Nights (2007) [Arnie Copeland]: He is found dead in a totaled car, having died in a car crash, implied to have been a suicide.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) [Admiral William Stenz]: Although he survived in the movie. In an unused deleted scene, he is killed by King Ghidorah while his Submarine takes heavy damage. (Note: Admiral Stenz was originally supposed to die during the battle of Washington DC, but Director Michael Doughtry fell it didn't feel right killing him off, so he survives in the movie.)
- House, M.D. (2004 series)
- Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV) [John Dos Passos]:
- The Blacklist: The Director (No 24): Conclusion (2016) [Peter Kotsiopulos/The Director]: Thrown out a plane by James Spader Shortly after being Framed by James of being a part of The Cabal.
- Mr. Logan Goodman.