The reaper just keeps on going, kids. We’ve lost yet another incredible character actor (who no doubt will be snubbed by the Emmys and Oscars next year) in the always wonderful Bernie Casey.
Casey died Tuesday, September 19th, in Los Angeles after a short battle with an unnamed illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said. He was 78.
Casey was a pro football player for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams, turned poet, painter, and actor. He’s been involved in lots of film classics like Revenge of the Nerds, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Boxcar Bertha, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Brian’s Song, Never Say Never Again, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka; but for us horror fans it was ALL about his more than memorable appearances in Gargoyles as well as In the Mouth of Madness; Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde; and many more.
At this time we here at Dread Central would like to extend our deepest condolences to Bernie’s friends, family members, and constituents. Rest easy, sir. We’re sure you’re likely to be one of the baddest cats to ever don a well-deserved set of angel wings.