March 30, 1919|
Elkins, West Virginia, U.S.
|Died||August 31, 1997
New York City, U.S.
Will Hare (March 30, 1919 – August 31, 1997) was an American actor who appeared on television and films, often playing old crusty figures and father/grandpa roles. Hare was born in Elkins, West Virginia, the son of Frances Laetitia (née Satterfield) and George Thomas Hare.
He had appeared on stage, screen, and television since he was 15. Becoming a veteran of stage for over a half of a century, Hare's film debut was Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956) and his final theatrical appearance was Me and Veronica in 1992. Hare's other distinctive film credits include Black Oak Conspiracy (1977), The Electric Horseman (1979), Eyes of Fire (1983), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), The Aviator (1985) he also had a small appearance in the 1985 film, Back to the Future as Old Man Peabody. Hare was also an active member of the Screen Actor's Guild for several years and also of the Actors Studio, where he died of a heart attack on August 31, 1997 during a rehearsal.
- Will Hare Biography (1919-1997)
- "Will Hare, 81, Founding Member of the Acting Studio," The New York Times (September 16, 1997)
- Will Hare at the Internet Movie Database
- Will Hare at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio audio collection
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