Birthdate: September 15, 1945
Birth Place: Quincy, Illinois
Date of Death: December 16, 2001 - Diabetes related kidney failure

Updated Biography

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

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