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Wilford Brimley ACTOR


Wilford Brimley was born on September 27th, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the birth name Anthony Wilford Brimley.  He actually did not break into the acting industry until later in his adult life.  He began working as a farmer and then blacksmith and only later did he pursue a career as an actor.
His career in the industry began in the 1960's working as a riding stuntman in a variety of westerns including such films as "True Grit" (1969) starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, Jeff Corey, Dennis Hopper, Donald Woods, John Fielder, James Westerfield and Strother Martin

Some of his more well known film roles include, "The China Syndrome" (1979) starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady, James Hampton, Peter Donat and Richard Herd, "Brubaker" (1980) starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Tim McIntire, Nathan George, David Keith, Everett McGill, Murray Hamilton, Matt Clark, M. Emmet Walsh and Jane Alexander, Morgan Freeman and Nicolas Cage, "Absence of Malice" (1981) starring Paul Newman and Sally Field, "The Thing" (1982) starring with Kurt Russell and Keith David, "Tender Mercies" (1983) starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin and Allan Hubbard, "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984) starring alongside Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe and Nastassja Kinski, "Cocoon: The Return" (1988) starring Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Maureen Stapleton, Gwen Verdon, Courtney Cox, Elaine Stritch, Jack Gilford and Steve Guttenberg and "The Firm" (1993) starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, Terry Kinney, Gary Busey and David Strathairn.
He has also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "Kung Fu", "The Boys of Twilight" "The Waltons", "Oregon Trail", "Lawman", "Our House", "Seinfeld" and had a recurring role on "Walker, Texas Ranger" starring Chuck Norris in the 1990's.
In addition to his film roles he is also known for appearing on numerous Quaker Oats commercials.  He was also diagnosed with diabetes in 1979 and since then he is an advocate for raising awareness. 

Wilford Brimley married only once to Lynne Brimley in 1956 and they had four children together and remained married until she passed away in 2000.  He is retired from acting and has not re-married.  Brimley resides in Wyoming. 


2012         Masque
2009         Did You Hear About the Morgans?
2009         The Path of the Wind
2003         The Road Home
2002         Resurrection Mary
2002         Cockfight
2001         PC and the Web
2001         Brigham City
2001         The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 
2001         Crossfire Trail 
2000         Comanche
1998         Summer of the Monkeys
1998         A Place to Grow
1998         Progeny
1998         Chapter Perfect
1998         All My Friends Are Cowboys
1997         Seinfeld 
1997         In & Out
1997         Lunker Lake
1996         My Fellow Americans
1995         Last of the Dogmen
1995         The Good Old Boys 
1995         OP Center
1995         Walker, Texas Ranger
1995         Mutant Species
1994         Homicide: Life on the Street
1994         Heaven Sent
1993         Hard Target
1993         The Firm
1992         The Boys of Twilight 
1992         Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two
1991         Blood River
1990         Eternity
1989         Billy the Kid
1988         Cocoon: The Return
1986-1988     Our House
1987         End of the Line
1986         Shadows on the Wall
1986         Jackals
1986         Act of Vengeance 
1986         Thompson's Last Run
1985         Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
1985         Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
1985         Murder in Space
1985         Cocoon
1984         Country
1984         The Natural
1984         The Stone Boy
1984         The Hotel New Hampshire
1984         Harry & Son
1983         Tough Enough
1983         High Road to China
1983         10 to Midnight
1983         Tender Mercies
1982         The Thing
1982         Death Valley
1981         Absence of Malice
1981         The Big Black Pill 
1980         Borderline
1980         Rodeo Girl
1980         Roughnecks
1980         Brubaker
1980         Amber Waves 
1979         The Electric Horseman
1979         The Wild Wild West Revisited 
1979         The China Syndrome
1979         How the West Was Won 
1978         The Awakening Land
1974-1977     The Waltons 
1976-1977     The Oregon Trail 
1975         Kung Fu 
1971         Lawman
1969         True Grit 

Matinee Classics - True Grit starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Donald Woods, James Westerfield and Wilford Brimley
Matinee Classics - My Fellow Americans starring Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Lauren Bacall, Sela Ward, Everett McGill, Bradley Whitford, James Rebhorn, Esther Rolle, Jack Kehler and Edwin Newman

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