Wilford Brimley

1934 - 2020

Wilford Brimley

Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor and singer. After serving in the United States Marine Corps and taking on a variety of odd jobs, he became an extra for Western films, and in little more than a decade he had established himself as a character actor in films such as The China Syndrome (1979), The Thing (1982), Tender Mercies (1983), The Natural (1984) and Cocoon (1985). He was the long-time face of television advertisements for the Quaker Oats Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilford Brimley has received more than 4,177,334 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,592nd most popular actor.

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  • 65

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  • 1.76

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  • 7.19

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Among actors, Wilford Brimley ranks 1,572 out of 8,832Before him are Josh Holloway, Walter Huston, Jerry Orbach, Frank Stallone, Thomas F. Wilson, and Norma Aleandro. After him are Bernard Fox, Kristen Stewart, Laurie Holden, Maila Nurmi, Joseph Fiennes, and Nathan Fillion.

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Among people born in 1934, Wilford Brimley ranks 150Before him are Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Bill Cobbs, Eileen Atkins, Gino Paoli, Elgin Baylor, and Francisco de Sá Carneiro. After him are Zurab Tsereteli, Nicéphore Soglo, Tatiana Samoilova, Darlene Conley, Dave Grusin, and Mikel Laboa. Among people deceased in 2020, Wilford Brimley ranks 33Before him are Bill Withers, Eddie Van Halen, Robert Conrad, Kobe Bryant, Florian Schneider, and Manu Dibango. After him are Jean Kennedy Smith, Frances E. Allen, Rubem Fonseca, Rishi Kapoor, Chadwick Boseman, and Henri Richard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wilford Brimley ranks 2,824 out of 12,171Before him are James Levine (1943), Gene Amdahl (1922), Jerry Orbach (1935), Tyra Banks (1973), Frank Stallone (1950), and Thomas F. Wilson (1959). After him are Al Martino (1927), Johnny Carson (1925), Kristen Stewart (1990), Asa Akira (1986), Jim Thorpe (1887), and Ethel Kennedy (1928).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Wilford Brimley ranks 758Before him are Linda Blair (1959), Lynda Carter (1951), Josh Holloway (1969), Jerry Orbach (1935), Frank Stallone (1950), and Thomas F. Wilson (1959). After him are Kristen Stewart (1990), Laurie Holden (1969), Maila Nurmi (1922), Burl Ives (1909), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), and Lorenzo Lamas (1958).