Wilford Brimley Biography (1934-)

Born September 27, 1934, in Salt Lake City, UT; father, a real estate broker;married Lynn, c. 1955; children: Jim, John, Bill. Addresses: Office:A. Wilford Brimley Enterprises, 4252 Fair Ave., Suite 2, Studio City, CA 91602.; Agent: The Blake Agency, 1333 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 415 North Camden Dr., Suite 111, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
September 27, 1934
Salt Lake City, Utah

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) True Grit, Paramount, 1969
  • (As Bill Brimley) Marc Corman, The Lawman, United Artists, 1971
  • Ted Spindler, The China Syndrome, Columbia, 1979
  • Farmer, The Electric Horseman, Columbia, 1979
  • Scooter Jackson, Borderline, Associated Film Distributors, 1980
  • Rogers, prison board member, Brubaker, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Absence of Malice, Columbia, 1981
  • (As A. Wilford Brimley) Sheriff, Death Valley, Universal, 1981
  • (As A. Wilford Brimley) Blair, The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing), Universal, 1982
  • Bill Long, Tough Enough, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Harry Silver, Tender Mercies, Universal, 1982
  • Captain Malone, 10 to Midnight, Cannon, 1983
  • Bradley Tozer, High Road to China, Warner Bros., 1983
  • George Jansen, The Stone Boy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Tom, Harry and Son, Orion, 1984
  • "Iowa Bob" Berry, The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984
  • Otis Steward, Country, Buena Vista, 1984
  • Pop Fisher, The Natural, TriStar, 1984
  • (Archive footage) Terror in the Aisles (also known as Time forTerror), 1984
  • Ben Luckett, Cocoon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Harold Smith, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins ... (also knownas Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous), Orion, 1985
  • Sheriff Mitchell, Jackals (also known as American Justice),Warner Bros., 1986
  • Shadows on the Wall, 1986
  • Will Haney, End of the Line, Orion, 1988
  • Ben Luckett, Cocoon: The Return, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Eric/King, Eternity, 1990
  • Grandpa Will, Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two, 1992
  • Uncle Douvee, Hard Target, Universal, 1993
  • William Devasher, The Firm, Paramount, 1993
  • Heaven Sent, KOAN, Inc., 1994
  • (Uncredited) Narrator, Last of the Dogmen, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Jake, A Place to Grow, MTI Home Video, 1995
  • Devro, Mutant Species (also known as Bio-Force I), Live Entertainment, 1995
  • Joe Hollis, My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Chief Danny Hawkins, Chapter Perfect, Vivafilm, 1996
  • Frank Brackett, In & Out, Paramount, 1997
  • The storyteller, Lunker Lake, 1997
  • Grandpa Sam Ferrans, Summer of the Monkeys (also known as L'Etedes singes), BWE Distribution, 1997
  • Charlie, All My Friends Are Cowboys, 1998
  • Dr. David Wetherly, The Progeny, Fries Film Group, 1998
  • Sheriff Stu, Brigham City, Excel Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (As A. Wilford Brimley) Horace Brimley, a recurring role, The Waltons, CBS, 1974-1977
  • Gus Witherspoon, Our House (also known as My Grandfather's House), NBC, 1986-1988
  • Bill Huntoon, The Boys of Twilight (also known as Grey Gunsand Cody and Bill), CBS, 1992
  • Pilots
  • Ludlow, The Oregon Trail, NBC, 1976
  • Wally Haskell, Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill (also known as The Big Black Pill and Joe Dancer), NBC, 1981
  • Miniseries
  • (As A. Wilford Brimley) Jude McWhirter, The Awakening Land, 1978
  • Martin Barry, The Firm, NBC, 1983
  • Admiral Troy Davis, OP Center (also known as Tom Clancy's "OP Center"), ABC, 1995
  • Movies
  • President Grover Cleveland, The Wild Wild West Revisited, CBS, 1979
  • Bingo Gibbs, Rodeo Girl, CBS, 1980
  • Pete Alberts, Amber Waves, ABC, 1980
  • Willie Clayton, Roughnecks, syndicated, 1980
  • Dr. Andrew McCallister, Murder in Space, Showtime, 1985
  • Noa, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, ABC, 1985
  • Tony Boyle, Act of Vengeance, HBO, 1986
  • Red Haines, Thompson's Last Run, CBS, 1986
  • Governor Lew Wallace, Gore Vidal's "Billy the Kid" (also known asBilly the Kid), TNT, 1989
  • Winston Patrick Culler, Blood River, CBS, 1991
  • Floyd Buckman, Shadows on the Wall, syndicated, 1991
  • C. C. Tarpley, The Good Old Boys, TNT, 1995
  • Joe Gill, Crossfire Trail, TNT, 2001
  • Deputy Sheriff Ambrose Scraggs, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (also known as California Gold), 2001
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "The China Syndrome," 1979.
  • Himself, The Making of "Absence of Malice," 1981.
  • Voice of the Constitution, Funny, You Don't Look 200 (also known as Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville), ABC, 1987
  • Voice of Theodore Roosevelt, The River of Doubt (also known as New Explorers), PBS, 1992
  • Episodic
  • (As A. Wilford Brimley) Blacksmith, "One Step to Darkness," Kung Fu, 1975
  • "Hard Ride Home and the Last Game," The Oregon Trail, 1977
  • Sheriff Daniels, "Hillary," How the West Was Won, 1979
  • Harry Prentice, "See No Evil," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC,1994
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Burt Mueller, "War Zone," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1995
  • Henry Atkins, Postmaster General, "The Junk Mail," Seinfeld, NBC,1997
  • Also appeared in episodes of Gunsmoke, CBS; Custer, ABC; Lancer, CBS.

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