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Wilford Brimley (I)


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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Known For

The Thing
The Thing Dr. Blair
(1982)
Hard Target
Hard Target Uncle Douvee
(1993)
The Firm
The Firm William Devasher
(1993)
Cocoon
Cocoon Ben Luckett
(1985)

Filmography

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 2017 I Believe
Pastor
 2016 Timber the Treasure Dog
Hawk Jones
 2012 Masque
Maskmaker
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Earl Granger
 2009 The Path of the Wind
Harry Caldwell
 2003 Pitcher and the Pin-Up
Coach Weaver
 2002 Resurrection Mary (Short)
Morty
 2002 The Round and Round
Governor
 2001 Brigham City
Stu
 2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (TV Movie)
Deputy Sheriff Ambrose Scraggs
 2001 Crossfire Trail (TV Movie)
Joe Gill
 2000 Comanche
 1998 Summer of the Monkeys
Grandpa Sam Ferrans
 1998 A Place to Grow
Jake
 1998 Progeny
Dr. David Wetherly
 1997 Lunker Lake
The Storyteller
 1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Postmaster General Henry Atkins
- The Junk Mail (1997) ... Postmaster General Henry Atkins
 1997 In & Out
Frank Brackett
 1997 Chapter Perfect
Chief Hawkins
 1996 My Fellow Americans
Joe Hollis
 1995 Last of the Dogmen
Narrator (uncredited)
 1995 The Good Old Boys (TV Movie)
C.C. Tarpley
 1995 OP Center (TV Movie)
Adm. Troy Davis
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Burt Mueller
- War Zone (1995) ... Burt Mueller
 1994 Mutant Species
Devro
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Harry 'The Admiral' Prentice
- See No Evil (1994) ... Harry 'The Admiral' Prentice
 1994 Heaven Sent
Al (Security Guard)
 1993 Hard Target
Uncle Douvee
 1993 The Firm
William Devasher
 1992 Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two (Video)
Grandpa Will
 1992 The Boys of Twilight (TV Series)
Bill Huntoon
 1991 Blood River (TV Movie)
U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
 1990/II Eternity
King / Eric
 1989 Billy the Kid (TV Movie)
Gov. Lew Wallace
 1988 Cocoon: The Return
Benjamin 'Ben' Luckett
 1986-1988 Our House (TV Series)
Gus Witherspoon
- Artful Dodging (1988) ... Gus Witherspoon
- Neighborhood Watch (1988) ... Gus Witherspoon
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... Gus Witherspoon
- The Ashton Street Gang (1988) ... Gus Witherspoon
- Out of Step (1988) ... Gus Witherspoon
 1987 End of the Line
Will Haney
 1986 Shadows on the Wall
Floyd Buckman
 1986 Jackals
Sheriff Mitchell
 1986 Act of Vengeance (TV Movie)
Tony Boyle
 1986 Thompson's Last Run (TV Movie)
Red Haines
 1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Movie)
Noa
 1985 Murder in Space (TV Movie)
Dr. Andrew McCallister
 1985 Cocoon
Ben Luckett
 1984 Country
Otis
 1984 The Natural
Pop Fisher
 1984 The Stone Boy
George Jansen
 1984 The Hotel New Hampshire
Iowa Bob
 1984 Harry & Son
Tom Keach
 1983 The Firm (TV Series)
Martin Berry
- Pilot (1983) ... Martin Berry
 1983 Tough Enough
Bill Long
 1983 10 to Midnight
Captain Malone
 1983 Tender Mercies
Harry
 1983 High Road to China
Bradley Tozer
 1982 The Thing
Dr. Blair (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1982 Death Valley
Sheriff (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1981 Absence of Malice
Wells
 1981 The Big Black Pill (TV Movie)
Wally Haskell
 1980 Borderline
Scooter Jackson (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1980 Rodeo Girl (TV Movie)
Bingo Gibbs
 1980 Roughnecks (TV Movie)
Willie Clayton
 1980 Brubaker
Rogers - Prison Board
 1980 Amber Waves (TV Movie)
Pete Alberts
 1979 The Electric Horseman
Farmer
 1979 The Wild Wild West Revisited (TV Movie)
President Grover Cleveland (as Wilford A. Brimley)
 1979 The China Syndrome
Ted Spindler
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Sheriff Daniels
- Hillary (1979) ... Sheriff Daniels
 1978 The Awakening Land (TV Mini-Series)
Jude McWhirter
- Part I: The Trees (1978) ... Jude McWhirter (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1974-1977 The Waltons (TV Series)
Horace Brimley
- The Celebration (1977) ... Horace Brimley (as A. Wilford Brimley)
- The First Casualty (1977) ... Horace Brimley (as A. Wilford Brimley)
- The Hawk (1977) ... Horace Brimley (as A. Wilford Brimley)
- The Heartbreaker (1977) ... Horace Brimley (as A. Wilford Brimley)
- The Search (1976) ... Horace Brimley
 1976-1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Joseph Burke / Ludlow
- Hard Ride Home (1977) ... Joseph Burke (as A. Wilford Brimley)
- Pilot (1976) ... Ludlow
 1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Blacksmith
- One Step to Darkness (1975) ... Blacksmith (as A. Wilford Brimley)
 1971 Lawman
Marc Corman (uncredited)
 1969 True Grit
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for Liberty Medical Supply home testing equipment (2003-present) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Wilford Brimley | Wilford A. Brimley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Was often mistaken for the trolley conductor in the 1991 Hardee's (now Carl's Junior) TV commercials for the Frisco Burger. See more »

Trademark:

His Liberty Medical commercials, in which is pronunces diabetes as "diabeetus" See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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