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Wilford Brimley

He was a farmer and rodeo rider who, after gaining weight, became a blacksmith and then a film actor. See full bio »
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 2015 Timber the Treasure Dog (completed)
Hawk Jones
 2001 Brigham City
 2000 Comanche
 1995 Last of the Dogmen
Narrator (uncredited)
 1990/II Eternity
King / Eric
 1984 Country
 1982 The Thing
Dr. Blair (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1982 Death Valley
Sheriff (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1980 Borderline
Scooter Jackson (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1971 Lawman
Marc Corman (uncredited)
 1969 True Grit
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Other Works:

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Alternate Names:

A. Wilford Brimley | Wilford A. Brimley


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I just try to be myself. (on his acting technique) See more »


Had a recurring role on The Waltons (1971). At the prodding of series star Ralph Waite, Brimley became a charter member of Waite's Los Angeles Actors Theater. See more »

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