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'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934 - August 1st, 2020) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

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'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September (September 27, 1934 - August 1st, 1, 2020) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.



He passed away on August 1st, 2020 while hospitalized in Utah.

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He passed away on August 1st, 2020 while hospitalized in Utah.


'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

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'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah) - August 1st, 2020) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.


'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

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'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934) 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

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* ''Film/MyFellowAmericans'' as Joe Hollis.


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'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the 60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

Well known on the Internet for his appearance in a series of [[MemeticMutation memetic]] commercials for Liberty Medical Diabetic Supplies, in which he infamously pronounces the disease's name as "diabeetus". [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], he had previously been a spokesman for Quaker Oats, where he proved that he [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-most-baffling-food-mascots-all-time/ knows how to get a kid to eat its goddamned oatmeal]].

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[[caption-width-right:240:"G'morning. Ahm Wilford Brimley Brimley, an' I'd like ta talk to ya for a few minutes about diabeetus..."]]

'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the 60s, '60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

Well known on the Internet for his appearance in a series of [[MemeticMutation memetic]] {{memetic|Mutation}} commercials for Liberty Medical Diabetic Supplies, in which he infamously pronounces the disease's name as "diabeetus". [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], he had previously been a spokesman for Quaker Oats, where he proved that he [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-most-baffling-food-mascots-all-time/ knows how to get a kid to eat its goddamned oatmeal]].






* ''Film/HardTarget'' as Uncle Douvee.

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* ''Film/HardTarget'' as Uncle Douvee.Douvee.
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* ''Film/TenderMercies'' as Harry


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Well known on the Internet for his appearance in a series of [[MemeticMutation memetic]] commercials for Liberty Medical Diabetic Supplies, in which he infamously pronounces the disease's name as "diabeetus". [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], he had previously been a spokesman for Quaker Oats.

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Well known on the Internet for his appearance in a series of [[MemeticMutation memetic]] commercials for Liberty Medical Diabetic Supplies, in which he infamously pronounces the disease's name as "diabeetus". [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], he had previously been a spokesman for Quaker Oats.
Oats, where he proved that he [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-most-baffling-food-mascots-all-time/ knows how to get a kid to eat its goddamned oatmeal]].


* ''[[Film/{{Cocoon}}]]'' as Ben Luckett. Reprises the role in the sequel ''Cocoon: The Return''.
* ''[[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Ewoks: The Battle for Endor]] as Noa Briqualon.
* ''[[Film/TheFirm]]'' as William Devasher.

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* ''[[Film/{{Cocoon}}]]'' ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' as Ben Luckett. Reprises the role in the sequel ''Cocoon: The Return''.
* ''[[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Ewoks: The Battle for Endor]] Endor]]'' as Noa Briqualon.
* ''[[Film/TheFirm]]'' ''Film/TheFirm'' as William Devasher.Devasher.
* ''Film/HardTarget'' as Uncle Douvee.

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'''Anthony Wilford Brimley''' (born September 27, 1934) is the quintessential GrumpyOldMan, and also an American actor. Instantly recognizable due to his large mustache and rotund physique, he first got involved in the film business in the 60s, being initially employed as a horse shoer and occasional stuntman. His first acting role came in 1970, when he was cast as recurring character Horace Brimley in ''Series/TheWaltons''. Since then, he has appeared in several movies and TV series. Notable film roles include Ben Luckett in ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'' and Dr. Blair in ''Film/TheThing1982'', [[DyeingForYourArt where he appears mustache-less]]. From 1986 to 1988 he starred in the NBC drama series ''Our House''.

Well known on the Internet for his appearance in a series of [[MemeticMutation memetic]] commercials for Liberty Medical Diabetic Supplies, in which he infamously pronounces the disease's name as "diabeetus". [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], he had previously been a spokesman for Quaker Oats.

!Partial filmography:

* ''Film/TheChinaSyndrome'' as Ted Spindler.
* ''Film/TheThing1982'' as Dr. Blair.
* ''[[Film/{{Cocoon}}]]'' as Ben Luckett. Reprises the role in the sequel ''Cocoon: The Return''.
* ''[[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures Ewoks: The Battle for Endor]] as Noa Briqualon.
* ''[[Film/TheFirm]]'' as William Devasher.

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