Character Actors

The Kenblog: Remembering M Emmet Walsh!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some sad news this week. Legendary character actor M Emmet Walsh died at the age of 88. The instantly recognizable Walsh always managed to add some serious heft to whatever movie or television series in which he appeared. I won’t give you his bio here as you can get that on any number of websites. But what I will give you is a look at some of his most well known roles so you can see a master at work. He was one of the many actors who disappeared into his roles and toiled endlessly on hundreds of films and television series. M Emmet Walsh is a legend and he will be missed! So Sayeth The Kendog!

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The Kenblog: Remembring Ned Beatty

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a brief remembrance of noted character actor Ned Beatty, who died earlier this week at the age of 83, leaving behind a tremendous legacy of wonderful character performances. Of course after years on the stage he made one of the most memorable cinematic debuts in history as a rape victim in 1972’s “Deliverance.” He was also Oscar nominated for “Network” appeared in “All The President’s Men” and Robert Altman’s “Nashville.” He was also known as the clumsy Otis in the first two “Superman” films.

He also worked in television, appearing on dozens of shows, most notably “Rosanne” and “Homicide: Life On The Street.” He was also wonderful as the voice of Lotso, the cuddly teddy bear with a mean streak in the fantastic “Toy Story 3.” The entirety of his career cannot be accurately expressed here, either in quantity or quality, but below are some of his best performances both on TV and in film. He will be missed. So Sayeth The Kendog!

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