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Where Are They Now - Friday, December 29, 2017

Hello fans,

I'm a huge Frank McRae fan. Most may not know who Mr. McRae is. If you do, you are better for it. If you don't, be sure to check out some of this great character actor's work. You shall be bettered for life. Trust me.

Take care,

P.S. I'm putting this issue together early in conjunction the holiday, so the 'WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...' section will not be included, but it will return the following week. Please, enjoy.

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Alfre Woodard: She appeared in "Cross Creek", "Grand Canyon", "K-PAX", "Crooklyn" and other movies, as well as the TV movie "Miss Evers' Boys"

Marina Sirtis: She played Counselor Deanna Troi on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Kiel Martin: Played J.D. LaRue in the TV series "Hill Street Blues"

(Answer at the bottom)


Frank McRae

Learn More About Frank McRae on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: March 18, 1944, Memphis, Tennessee

CLAIM TO FAME: Known for over 40 film appearances predominantly as tough thugs, authority figures and even comedy roles.

FAMILY LIFE: No info found.

INFO: McRae has acted in several productions over the years, including Red Dawn, Dillinger, Rocky II, Used Cars, Hazel in Cannery Row, The Wizard, License to Kill, 48 Hrs. and in *batteries not included.

He also paired with John Candy to play two tank soldiers in the cult classic 1941, and later as a "Walley World" security guard in National Lampoon's Vacation.

TRIVIA: Graduated from Tennessee State University with a double major in drama and history.

Was a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears in the 1967 NFL season appearing in 6 games.

Got his part in Dillinger (1973) by standing in a production executive's parking space until he was granted a meeting.

WHERE IS HE NOW: One of his more recent roles was Cookie in the Hallmark Channel original films Love's Long Journey and Love's Abiding Joy.


2006 Love's Abiding Joy...Cookie

2005 Love's Long Journey (TV Movie)...Cookie

2003 ER (TV Series)...Freddie

2000 Cory the Clown (TV Series)...Ringmaster (2000)

2000 G-Men from Hell...Lester

2000 One Hell of a Guy...Moe

1999 Hijack...Roger Tate

1998 Houdini (TV Movie)...Usher

1998 Mr. P's Dancing Sushi Bar...Bruce McFee

1997 Asteroid (TV Movie)...Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)

1997 The Killing Jar...Det. Bernie Morris

1994 Lightning Jack...Mr. Doyle

1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (TV Movie)...Hugh

1993 Last Action Hero...Lieutenant Dekker

1993 Loaded Weapon 1...Captain Doyle

1992 Columbo (TV Series)...Lt. Robertson
A Bird in the Hand... (1992) ... Lt. Robertson (as Frank Mc Rae)

1992 Sketch Artist (TV Movie)...Milon

1990 Poochinski (TV Short)...Captain Ed Martin

1990 Another 48 Hrs....Haden (uncredited)

1989 The Wizard...Spankey

1989 Lock Up...Eclipse

1989 Licence to Kill...Sharkey

1989 Farewell to the King...Tenga

1987 *batteries not included...Harry Noble

1986 The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (TV Movie)

1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)...Sheriff (segment "Opening Day")
- The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day (1985) ... Sheriff (segment "Opening Day")

1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)...Bart Cooper

1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)...Jerome Simmons
- Dr. Hoof and Mouth (1985)

1984 Red Dawn...Mr. Teasdale

1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)...Pig, the Burglar
- I Witness (1984)

1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)...Runner #130
- The Agony of D'Feet (1983)

1983 National Lampoon's Vacation...Grover

1983 Shooting Stars (TV Movie)...Tubbs

1982 48 Hrs....Haden

1982 Cannery Row...Hazel

1980 Used Cars...Jim the Mechanic

1980 City in Fear (TV Movie)...Captain Madison

1979 1941...Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones

1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)...Mr. Butterworth
- Dead Last (1979)

1979 Rocky II...Meat Foreman

1979 Norma Rae...James Brown

1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)...Junior
- Kill the Messenger (1978)

1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)...Foreman
- Disco Devil (1978)

1978 Paradise Alley...Big Glory

1978 The End...Male Nurse

1978 Big Wednesday...Sergeant

1978 F.I.S.T...Lincoln Dombrowsky

1977 Dog and Cat (TV Movie)...Morgue Attendant

1977 Tracks...Train Coachman

1976 The Quest (TV Series)...Daniels
- The Freight Train Rescue (1976)

1976 Police Story (TV Series)...The Bodyguard
- Oxford Gray (1976)

1976 Pipe Dreams...Moose

1975 Hard Times...Hammerman

1975 The Orphan and the Dude (TV Movie)...Fast Freddie

1975 Walking Tall Part II...Steamer Riley

1975 Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (TV Movie)...Mr. Langham

1974 Bank Shot...Hermann X

1973 Dillinger...Reed Youngblood

1973 Shaft in Africa...Osiat

1973 Snatched (TV Movie)...Cheech

1972 Cool Breeze...Barry, Mercer's Servant (uncredited)

To see Then & Now pictures of Frank McRae, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Alfre Woodard - ALIVE
Born: 11/08/1952

Marina Sirtis - ALIVE
Born: 03/29/1955

Kiel Martin - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 07/26/1944 Died: 12/28/1990