Fritz Weaver: Rest in Peace

fritz-weaver-ripThe acting world has lost another great talent recently, Fritz Weaver. Now he might not have  appeared in a ton of genre pieces, but he definitely did his share. He had little parts in plenty of sci-fi/horror TV shows, like the original Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, X-Files, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Friday the 13th: The Series, Monsters, and Tales from the Darkside (which featured Tom Savini’s directorial debut). But he also appeared in a few feature film, like Demon Seed (1977). But for me, the role that I will always remember him from, which just happens to be one of my all-time favorites, the 1982 film Creepshow, where he plays Prof. Dexter Stanley, who comes face to face with the contents of The Crate!

This Tony award winning actor was known and praised for his word on the stage, which is a shame that he never made it bigger on screen. Weaver passed away last Saturday at his home, at the age of 90. Gone, but never forgotten. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

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