Birthdate: September 15, 1945
Birth Place: Quincy, Illinois
Date of Death: December 16, 2001 - Diabetes related kidney failure
Roy Brocksmith had a very long career in show business, starting
as a boy soprano and performing in churches, schools and local radio and
television. After touring on stage for several years he attended junior
college and eventually graduated from Quincy University in 1970. He
directed for community theater and founded the Great River Theater
Workshop. Moving to New York, he worked at a medical library then
performed alongside John Carradine in a musical based on A Christmas Carol
called The Stingiest Man in Town.
On Broadway he performed in The Leaf People in 1975, Threepenny
Opera in 1976-77, Tartuffe in 1977, Stages in 1978 and The
Three Musketeers in 1984. He continued his work on stage throughout
his life, but moved into acting in film and television as well.
On film he appeared in such movies as Killer Fish, Stardust
Memories, Wolfen, Rent Control, Big Business, Scrooged, The War of the Roses,
Tango & Cash, Total Recall, Arachnophobia, Lightning Jack, The Hudsucker
Proxy, The Road to Wellville, Kull the Conqueror and the 1998 Quentin
Tarantino remake of Psycho.
On television he performed in the series L.A. Law, Newhart,
Hunter, Night Court, Tales From the Crypt, Star Trek: The Next Generation,
Ferris Bueller, The Wonder Years, Coach, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine, Grace Under Fire, Babylon 5 and Ally McBeal.
For a list of Roy's acting credits,
please visit the Internet Movie Database