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Wilford Brimley

Highest Rated:   100% Country (1984)
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Birthplace:   Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
With varied rugged experiences ranging from blacksmith to horse trainer, portly, handlebar-mustached Wilford Brimley entered films in the 1960s as a cowboy stunt man. Save for a few billed appearances on TV cowboy series like Gunsmoke, Brimley worked primarily in supporting roles until finally achieving star status in the 1980s via his gruff, fatherly roles in such films as The Thing (1981), Hotel New Hampshire (1984), The Natural (1984) and Cocoon (1986). On television, Wilford Brimley starred in the 1980s family dramedy Our House. In addition to his film and television work, Brimley worked for a time as the commercial spokesperson for the Quaker Oats company.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Natural: The Best There Ever Was
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Timber the Treasure Dog
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Masque
  • Maskmaker
2012
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Earl Granger
$29.6M 2009
No Score Yet The Path of the Wind
  • Harry
2009
71% Pitcher And The Pin-Up (Road Home)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Cockfight
  • Governor
2002
No Score Yet The Round and Round
  • Governor
2002
No Score Yet Resurrection Mary
  • Actor
2002
71% Brigham City
  • Stu
2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Scraggs
2001
40% Crossfire Trail
  • Joe Gill
2001
No Score Yet Summer of the Monkeys
  • Grandpa Sam Ferrans
1998
No Score Yet Progeny
  • Dr. David Wetherly
1998
No Score Yet Capítulo Perfecto
  • Actor
1998
71% In & Out
  • Frank Brackett
1997
47% My Fellow Americans
  • Joe Hollis
1996
69% Last of the Dogmen
  • Narrator
1995
No Score Yet Mutant Species
  • Devro
1995
No Score Yet Heaven Sent
  • Security Guard
1995
No Score Yet The Good Old Boys
  • C.C. Tarpley
1995
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Op Center'
  • Admiral Troy Davis
1995
75% The Firm
  • William Devasher
1993
57% Hard Target
  • Uncle Douvee
1993
No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two
  • Grandpa
1992
No Score Yet Blood River
  • U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
1991
No Score Yet Eternity
  • Eric
1990
No Score Yet Billy The Kid (Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid)
  • Gov. Lew Wallace
1989
33% Cocoon: The Return
  • Ben Luckett
1988
60% End of the Line
  • Will Haney
1987
No Score Yet American Justice
  • Sheriff Mitchell
1986
No Score Yet Act of Vengeance
  • Tony BoyleW.A. "Tony" Boyle
1986
No Score Yet Thompson's Last Run
  • Actor
1986
39% Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins
  • Harold Smith
1985
79% Cocoon
  • Ben Luckett
1985
No Score Yet Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Noa
1985
No Score Yet Murder in Space
  • Dr. Andrew McCallister
1985
100% Country
  • Otis
1984
82% The Natural
  • Pop Fisher
1984
71% The Hotel New Hampshire
  • Iowa Bob
1984
30% Harry & Son
  • Tom
1984
67% The Stone Boy
  • George Jansen
1984
No Score Yet Tough Enough
  • Bill Long
1983
No Score Yet High Road to China
  • Bradley Tozer
1983
40% 10 to Midnight
  • Capt. Malone
1983
84% Tender Mercies
  • Harry
1983
86% The Thing
  • Dr. Blair
1982
No Score Yet Death Valley
  • The Sheriff
1982
81% Absence Of Malice
  • Wells
1981
No Score Yet Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Borderline
  • Scooter Jackson
1980
75% Brubaker
  • Rogers
1980
No Score Yet Roughnecks
  • Willie Clayton
1980
No Score Yet Rodeo Girl
  • Actor
1980
64% The Electric Horseman
  • Farmer
1979
86% The China Syndrome
  • Ted Spindler
1979
No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Revisited
  • Grover Cleveland
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Postmaster General Henry Atkins
  • 1997
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
  • Actor
  • 1995
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
  • Harry Prentice
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Horace Horace Brimley
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
63% The Boys of Twilight
1992
  • Dep. Bill Huntoon

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