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‘Grindhouse 9: Laserblast’ Review

Stars: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo, Ron Masak, Dennis Burkley, Barry Cutler, Mike Bobenko, Eddie Deezen, Keenan Wynn, Roddy McDowall, Rick Walters | Written by Franne Schacht, Frank Ray Perilli | Directed by Michael Rae

The latest release from 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection label, Laserblast is a very early Charles Band production that, for fans of 80s Dtv productions, is probably one of the most notoriously “bad” movies to come from the Full Moon head honcho. Notorious in so much that the cover art for the VHS release (also present on this DVD) should be in the bad movie hall of fame… And so should some of the acting!

For those interested in a plot, Laserblast tells the story of Billy Duncan, a put-upon teenage loner who, after being bullied by two local teens and given a speeding ticket by two police deputies, wanders into the desert and discovers a laser
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There's That Guy: Revived

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time we revive the "There's That Guy" series. It has been some time since I have written for this, but we have a lot of actors out there who deserve recognition for their ties to the horror genre. I have just found out about one of them passing away. Tonight we pay respect to... Dennis Burkley Who the hell is Dennis Burkley? Well, Mr. Burkley has a good list of work that ranges from "King of the Hill" to "…
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Character and Voice Actor Dennis Burkley Dies at 67

Character and Voice Actor Dennis Burkley Dies at 67
Dennis Burkley, a character actor known for his brawny roles as truckers, bikers and rednecks, along with a stint as the voice of Principal Moss on Fox’s “King of the Hill,” died in his sleep in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Sunday. He was 67.

Burkley was born in Van Nuys, Calif. but grew up in a small town outside of Dallas, where he picked up his Southern charm. Standing at 6 foot 3 inches, he often wore a scruffy beard and a Southern accent in his character roles, beginning his acting career in the early 1970s that included more than 130 film and TV credits.

After attending high school, he received his master’s in theater at Texas Christian U. in Fort Worth and then headed back to Los Angeles.

Two of his more memorable roles were as a giant, mute biker in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Mask” and as another biker, a racist named Sonny Crockett,
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R.I.P. Dennis Burkley, of Mask and King Of The Hill

Dennis Burkley, a character actor whose heavyset build and equally heavy Southern accent made him a memorable standout in a variety of roles in movies and on TV, has died of a heart attack at 67. Burkley made his movie debut in the 1973 grindhouse horror thriller Bummer, then landed smaller roles in Bob Rafelson’s Stay Hungry (1976), Heroes (1977), and Laserblast (1978), as well as a slew of guest spots on TV series, often playing redneck toughs. For a few months in 1980 and 1981, he had a steady job playing sidekick to Redd Foxx on Sanford, a ...
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'King Of The Hill' Actor Dead At 67

'King Of The Hill' Actor Dead At 67
Dennis Burkley, who voiced Principal Carl Moss on "King of the Hill," has died. He was 67.

His agent confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Burkley died early Sunday (July 14) at home in his sleep. "He had been battling health problems for some time," reports the site, according to Burkley's son, Shawn.

The actor, identified on IMDb as "A 300 pound character actor who usually wears a beard and speaks with a southern accent," is also known for his roles in "The Doors," "Mark," "Tin Cup" and "No Way Out." He's been acting in cinema and on television since the '70s and his prolific roster ends in 2010. He'd also been teaching acting these past few years, while he was on "King of the Hill" and "My Name Is Earl."

According to his website, Burkley was born in a small town outside Dallas, Texas, and got his Mfa in theater from Texas Christian University.
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'King of the Hill' Actor Dennis Burkley Dies at 67

'King of the Hill' Actor Dennis Burkley Dies at 67
Dennis Burkley, a burly character actor who played truckers, bartenders, bikers and rednecks during a busy four-decade career that included a stint as the voice of Principal Moss on Fox’s King of the Hill has died. He was 67. Burkley died early Sunday in his sleep at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., agent David Ankrum tells The Hollywood Reporter. He had been battling health problems for some time, said his son, Shawn. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2013 The fun-loving Burkley, who was born in Van Nuys, Calif., but grew up outside Dallas, stood 6-foot-3 and for

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