Don Brockett

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Don Brockett
Born (1930-01-30)January 30, 1930
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died May 2, 1995(1995-05-02) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Years active 1966–1995
Spouse(s) Leslie Brockett (1986–1993)

Don Brockett (January 30, 1930 – May 2, 1995) was an American actor, comedian, and producer and director from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, known for his portrayal of Chef Brockett on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He had small parts in many major films including Flashdance, Fletch Lives, The Silence of the Lambs, and Bob Roberts.

Don Brockett played a zombie in the 1985 George A. Romero film Day of the Dead.[1]

Brockett was one-half of the popular Pittsburgh comedy team, "Brockett and Barbara". He was also known for his annual comedic cinematic look at Pittsburgh, Forbidden Pittsburgh.

Brockett also had bit parts in the movies Flashdance and Houseguest, both of which were filmed in Pittsburgh. Barely six months after the release of Houseguest, Brockett died of a heart attack. Prior to his death, Brockett had been heavily involved in local charities, particularly with polio research. Brockett himself had been stricken with the disease as a child. His grave is located at Allegheny Cemetery.


  1. ^ George A. Romero in the documentary on the making of the film, The Many Days of Day of the Dead

Don Brockett Papers [1] (Don Brockett Papers, 1930-1995, CTC.2002.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh)

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