Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by yamfox, Aug 1, 2020.
I’ll have some Quaker Oats this am
Wilford was also on a television show called Our House from 1986-1988.
I agree, and that's in no way intended as a knock against the guy. He always seemed much older than what he was, due to him playing older/senior characters when he was younger than what his characters would have been.
I remember that series, and actually, other than the Quaker Oats commercials, that was the first thing that popped into my head when I read of his passing, not his much more known role in "Cocoon".
Wonderful actor. RIP.
A lot of folks forget his Star Wars connection, starring in the side project Battle For Endor. Which is seriously intense for young children.
So many great roles across television and film. RIP Mr. Brimley. Looks like Sorrow caught up with you. Bad dog!
I was first familiar with him through the Liberty Medical commercial.
Big jazz fan, too.
And a guitar player too.
I think I first saw Brimley in The Waltons in the '70s, but I first really noticed him in Absence of Malice, 10 to Midnight and The Hotel New Hampshire. I was incredulous when I found out he was only 49-50 when he filmed Cocoon.
Very sad news. For an actor, Wilford always seemed so real and genuine. Apart from his numerous roles in films, I enjoyed his guest appearances in the 90s on "Seinfeld" and "Walker Texas Ranger." RIP Mr. Brimley
Wilford Brimley the postmaster on Seinfeld
Rest easy, Mr. Brimley.
It's been a hell of a ride, huh kid?
Very likeable actor!
For some reason, I thought that he died a long time ago.
Sad news, always enjoyed his work. The Thing will always be my favourite film of his, but it always made me smile when he showed up in other movies. Only a few days ago I watched Charles Bronson's 10 to Midnight for the first time and it was a delight to see him appear as Bronson's boss. RIP
I remember for awhile in the 1980s my cable network had WBSK out of Boston. Sunday mornings they had someone with a half hour Show that interviewed.actors. Brimley, promoting “Cocoon 2”, came off as a jerk (the two young people interviewed were pleasant). Perhaps it was a bad day.
Leslie Nielsen was even funnier in the show he was interviewed than in any of his movies which is saying something
Nobody rocked a handlebar moustache better
Wilfred Brimley and Robert Redford were very close in age (approximately 2 years)
You like golf, Mr. Kramer?
I remember watching that one-had a big crush on Deidre Hall back then.
Hell I thought he'd been dead.
Woah I did have Oatmeal for breakfast this morning. Talk about pre-cognition.
I will eat Quaker Oates in his honor tonight and watch The Thing. I thought he was quite a bit older.
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