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Wilford Brimley is a Actor American born on 27 september 1934 at Salt Lake City (USA)

Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley
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Birth name Anthony Wilford Brimley
Nationality USA
Birth 27 september 1934 at Salt Lake City (USA)
Death 1 august 2020 (at 85 years)

Anthony Wilford Brimley (born September 27, 1934), credited either as A. Wilford Brimley or Wilford Brimley, is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Thing and The Firm. He had a recurring role on the 1970s television series The Waltons. Brimley has also done television advertisements, including for the Quaker Oats Company and Liberty Medical.


Diagnosed with diabetes in 1979, he began working to raise awareness of the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) honored Brimley in 2008 with an award to recognize his lifetime of service. The ADA presented the award to him at the Port St. Lucie headquarters of Liberty Medical on December 19, 2008. He has visited Veterans Administration hospitals and communities to advise patients on how to manage their diseases.

Brimley is an activist, paying from his own funds for advertisements to have Utah allow horse-race gambling. He spoke against the banning of cockfighting in New Mexico on the basis of his support of individual rights. Brimley also spoke at a 1998 Phoenix rally opposing an Arizona ballot proposition to ban cockfighting. Brimley argued that a ban could lead to efforts to restrict use of hunting dogs, which opponents of cockfighting called a distraction from the issue. Brimley said he travels to Arizona to attend cockfights. Brimley enjoys playing poker and has played in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Brimley lent his support to John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. In the days leading up to his selection for vice president, McCain jokingly stated that he would pick Brimley: "He's a former Marine and great guy and he's older than I am, so that might work."

Brimley has resided in Greybull, Wyoming, since 2006. Brimley is a Mormon.

Best films

Cocoon (1985)
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
The Natural (1984)
Tender Mercies (1983)

Usually with

Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(5 films)
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(4 films)
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2 films)
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wilford Brimley (46 films)

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Did You Hear About the Morgans?, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Wilford Brimley
Roles Earl Granger
Rating49% 2.4555852.4555852.4555852.4555852.455585
A successful Manhattan couple, lawyer Paul Michael Morgan (Hugh Grant) and real estate agent Meryl Judith Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker), are separated due to Paul's infidelity. After dinner one night, Meryl and Paul witness the murder of one of Meryl's real estate clients. Then they become targets of contract killer Vincent (Michael Kelly) and must enter the Witness Protection Program.
Pitcher and the Pin-Up, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Paul Kent, John Saxon, Stephen Bishop, Bo Hopkins, Wilford Brimley, Marisol Nichols
Roles Coach Weaver
Rating56% 2.808632.808632.808632.808632.80863
The Road Home (A.K.A. "Pitcher and the Pin-Up") is the story of childhood friends Danny (Drew Johnson) and Missy (Corinna Harney). Danny has dreams of making it in Major League Baseball while Missy doesn't really dream of anything except happiness. Danny rescues her from her abusive father (John Saxon) in High School and the two become inseparable. Inseparable, that is, until life comes between them.
Crossfire Trail, 1h35
Directed by Simon Wincer
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, David O'Hara, Christian Kane, Barry Corbin
Roles Joe Gill
Rating70% 3.5448053.5448053.5448053.5448053.544805
In 1880, Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) is with his best friend Charles Rodney (Crossfire Trail) on a vessel bound for San Francisco. However, Rodney picks a fight with the ship's captain (Mark Acheson), and the captain beats Rodney nearly to death. On his death bed, Rodney asks Covington to take care of his Wyoming Ranch and his wife, Anne (Virginia Madsen). Covington promises, and Rodney dies peacefully. Covington, full of fury, beats up the captain, and then he and his other two best friends, Rock Mullaney (David O'Hara) and J.T Langston (Christian Kane) head off to Wyoming, where they find the ranch deserted. They immediately start to take care of the ranch.
Brigham City, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Wilford Brimley, Eric Peterson, Frank Gerrish, Nick Whitaker
Roles Stu
Rating67% 3.394713.394713.394713.394713.39471
Brigham City is about a small, idyllic town in rural Utah. Wes (Richard Dutcher) is the town sheriff, a widower, and one of seventeen bishops in the town. There had never been a murder reported in the town until one day when Wes comes upon the crime scene of a murdered woman. Since Wes has no experience in murder investigations and because he wants to keep the murder's influence out of his town, he calls in the FBI from their closest office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Suspicion becomes rampant as more murders occur, until the killer is finally exposed.
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, 1h31
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Glenn Close, Jena Malone, Meat Loaf, Chloe Webb, Bruce McGill, Olivia Burnette
Roles Deputy Sheriff Ambrose Scraggs
Rating62% 3.1428753.1428753.1428753.1428753.142875
A Place to Grow, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Gary Morris, John Beck, Wilford Brimley
Roles Jake
Rating58% 2.9374552.9374552.9374552.9374552.937455
Upon his brother's death, a recording artist returns to his hometown to sell the family farm.
Progeny (1998)
, 1h38
Directed by Brian Yuzna
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about children, Pregnancy films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Arnold Vosloo, Brad Dourif, Lindsay Crouse, Wilford Brimley, Jan Hoag, Don Calfa
Roles Dr. David Wetherly
Rating48% 2.406482.406482.406482.406482.40648
Sherry (Jillian McWhirter), a professional woman, happily discovers she is pregnant. While this is happy news for her and her doctor husband (Arnold Vosloo), both begin having strange memories from the night of conception. Uneasiness then becomes terror when both are convinced that she is carrying something alien inside her body. Sherry's therapist Dr. Susan Lamarche (Lindsay Crouse) believes that Sherry has a psychological problem, of which Craig is to blame.
Summer of the Monkeys, 1h41
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin Canada
Actors Michael Ontkean, Leslie Hope, Corey Sevier, Don Francks, Wilford Brimley

Summer of the Monkeys is set at the end of the nineteenth century. Its hero is a 14-year-old boy, Jay Berry Lee, who had enjoyed an idyllic childhood. Born to Missouri sharecroppers, he moves with his family to Oklahoma after his grandfather offers them free land. Daisy, his twin, has a crippled leg, and her family devotes much effort to gaining enough money to pay for reconstructive surgery. One day, while looking for the family's lost milk cow, Jay Berry discovers monkeys in a nearby river bottom. Visiting his grandfather's store, he learns that the monkeys have escaped from a travelling circus, which has offered a vast reward for their capture: $100 for the chief monkey, "Jimbo", and $2 per monkey for the others. Jay Berry makes multiple attempts to capture the monkeys using traps and a net borrowed from his grandfather, but he gains only scratches and bites from the hostile Jimbo and his minions.
In & Out
In & Out (1997)
, 1h32
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley
Roles Frank Brackett
Rating64% 3.2003753.2003753.2003753.2003753.200375
Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) is a well-liked English literature teacher, living a quiet life in the fictional town of Greenleaf, Indiana, with his fiancée and fellow teacher Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack), who recently lost 75 pounds. The town is filled with anticipation over the nomination of Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon), Howard's former student, in the Best Actor category at the Academy Awards for his portrayal of a gay soldier in To Serve and Protect. Cameron does indeed win the award and, in his acceptance speech, thanks Howard, adding, "…and he's gay."
My Fellow Americans, 1h41
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Politique, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Sela Ward
Roles Joe Hollis
Rating64% 3.2475753.2475753.2475753.2475753.247575
Republican Senator Russell Kramer of Ohio (Jack Lemmon) wins the Presidential election, narrowly defeating archrival Democratic Governor Matt Douglas of Indiana (James Garner). Four years later, Douglas wins a landslide victory over the now-incumbent Kramer. Another four years later, Kramer's former Vice President, William Haney (Dan Aykroyd), defeats Douglas. His Vice President, Ted Matthews (John Heard), is widely seen as an idiot, and becomes a continuing embarrassment for the administration. A further three years later, Kramer is spending his time writing books and speaking at various inconsequential functions, while Douglas is finishing his own book and going through a divorce.
Last of the Dogmen, 1h58
Directed by Tab Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis, Andrew Miller, Mark Boone Junior
Roles Narrator (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.447673.447673.447673.447673.44767
Distraught but skillful bounty hunter Lewis Gates (Tom Berenger) pursues three armed escaped convicts into Montana's Oxbow Quadrangle, followed by his faithful companion called Zip, an Australian cattle dog at the persistence of his unforgiving father-in-law, whom blames Gates for his daughter's tragic death. All Gates finds is a few scraps of cloth, some blood, and an old-fashioned Indian arrow. He takes the arrow to anthropologist Lillian Sloan (Barbara Hershey) who identifies it as a replica of the arrows used by Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. Gates doesn't think it's a replica and, after some library research, develops a long list of people who have disappeared into the Oxbow and a story of a "wild child" captured in the woods in the early 20th century. Now he's convinced that the fugitives were killed by a tribe of Dog Soldiers, a hardy band of native Americans who had somehow escaped the 1864 Sand Creek massacre and survived for 128 years secluded in the Montana Wilderness, killing anyone who threatened to find and expose them.
The Good Old Boys, 2h10
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Western
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Terry Kinney, Frances McDormand, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley
Roles C.C. Tarpley
Rating63% 3.197423.197423.197423.197423.19742
An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.
OP Center
OP Center (1995)

Directed by Lewis Teague
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Harry Hamlin, Kabir Bedi, Deidre Hall, Bo Hopkins, Ken Howard, John Savage
Roles Adm. Troy Davis
Rating57% 2.869162.869162.869162.869162.86916
In post-Cold War Washington an inexperienced political appointee, Paul Hood (Hamlin), is to head the supposedly obsolete National Crisis Management Center (NCMC) - with an eye to downsizing it. No sooner is he introduced around by Deputy Director Gen. Mike Rodgers (Carl Weathers) than he's in the middle of a crisis: a rogue KGB unit hijacks three Ukrainian based nuclear warheads for sale to the Middle East. National Security Advisor Admiral Troy Davis (Brimley) orders Hood and the Op Center to locate the warheads, verify their location and prepare a viable recovery plan.
The Firm
The Firm (1993)
, 2h34
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Mafia films, Films about the labor movement, Gangster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook
Roles William Devasher
Rating68% 3.4489053.4489053.4489053.4489053.448905
Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) is a young man from an impoverished background, but with a promising future in law. About to graduate from Harvard Law School near the top of his class, he receives a generous job offer from Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a small, boutique firm in Memphis specializing in accounting and tax law. He and his wife, Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), move to Memphis and Mitch sets to work studying to pass the Tennessee bar exam. Avery Tolar (Gene Hackman), one of the firm's senior partners, becomes his mentor and begins introducing Mitch to BL&Ls professional culture, which demands complete loyalty, strict confidentiality, and a willingness to charge exceptional fees for their services. Seduced by the money and perks showered on him, including a house and car, he is at first totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his new employer, although Abby has her suspicions. Mitch passes the bar exam and begins working long hours that put a strain on his marriage. Working closely with Avery, Mitch learns that most of the Firm's work involves helping wealthy clients hide large amounts of money in off-shore shell corporations and other dubious tax-avoidance schemes. While on a trip to the Cayman Islands on behalf of a client, Mitch lets himself be seduced by a local woman. But the encounter is a set-up and their tryst on the beach is photographed by people working for the firm's sinister "head of security", Bill DeVasher (Wilford Brimley), who uses it to blackmail Mitch into keeping quiet about what he knows.
Hard Target, 1h37
Directed by John Woo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley, Willie C. Carpenter
Roles Uncle Douvee
Rating62% 3.101543.101543.101543.101543.10154
In New Orleans, a homeless veteran named Douglas Binder is the target of a hunt. He is given a belt containing $10,000 and told that he must reach the other side of town where he would then win the money and his life. Hunting him are the hunt organizer Emil Fouchon, a businessman named Mr. Lopaki who has paid $500,000 for the opportunity to hunt a human, Fouchon's lieutenant Pik Van Cleaf, and mercenaries including Stephan and Peterson. Binder fails to reach his destination and is shot by three crossbow bolts. Van Cleaf retrieves the money belt.