‘Saving Private Ryan’ actor Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in L.A.

Actor Tom Sizemore, shown at the 2014 premiere of "The Expendables 3" in Los Angeles, was charged this week with three misdemeanors connected to his domestic violence arrest in July.
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Actor Tom Sizemore, best known for his roles in the films “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down,” was arrested Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, police said.

Police received a report of cohabitant abuse at about 8:15 a.m. in the 400 block of South Main Street, said Officer Jane Kim, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. After officers arrived, they took Sizemore into custody, she said.

The 54-year-old actor, a Los Angeles resident, was being held on $50,000 bail.

Sizemore has a history of run-ins with law enforcement.

In 2006, Sizemore pleaded no contest to using methamphetamine outside a Bakersfield motel and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation.


Los Angeles police arrested him twice in 2009: once on suspicion of battery on a former spouse and the other for allegedly transporting or selling a controlled substance, according to arrest records.

In 2011, Sizemore was arrested on charges of battery on a former spouse, arrest records show.

Mostly recently, Sizemore was reported to be driving a vehicle that ran over a stuntman on the set of the new TV show “Shooter.” Sizemore reportedly didn’t see the stuntman while filming at Agua Dulce Airpark. The actor’s representative declined to comment.

The stuntman suffered major injuries, Los Angeles County fire officials said.

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