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Steve De Young
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 9:00pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

You've seen him in something.  Probably a lot of somethings.  At the movies and on television.  Amazing character actor.

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David Miller
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 10:57pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Loved him in RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, POLTERGEIST, MULHOLLAND DRIVE and many other films.He was a warm and memorable presence.
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 11:03pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I actually remember him more for his Pathmark commercials during the 80's and 90's .
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 11:35pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

He was one of the best character actors at filling specific "establishment" roles, sometimes sympathetic, sometimes not.  Either way I was a big fan and he will be missed. 
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Richard White
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 4:33am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Loved him in Return of the Living Dead.
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Ronald Joseph
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 10:04am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Someone should move his headstone. 
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Bill Guerra
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

"Someone should move his headstone."

But not his body!!

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Brandon Frye
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 5:09pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Very sad news.

Even if we was responsible for the destruction of Walnut Grove!
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 5:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

His meltdown in Return of the Living Dead was the best part of the film. 
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Greg Nyman
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 6:36pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I thought it was really cool that he was a big fan of genre films and knowledgeable enough that he was in a few documentaries about them. Wonderful actor too. RIP
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Ed Aycock
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Posted: 26 October 2018 at 9:02am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I always loved seeing him pop up in a film or TV show.  "Poltergeist" is also one of my favorite movies of all time and his small but very, very memorable role as the guy responsible for it all is unforgettable. 
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Jozef Brandt
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He was on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast recently and he was brilliant.  I think they pulled that older episode out from behind the paywall so anyone can listen to it. 
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