Ed Brigadier

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Ed Brigadier
Born (1949-10-16)October 16, 1949
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died February 26, 2012(2012-02-26) (aged 62)[1]
Los Angeles, California. U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–2012

Ed Brigadier (October 16, 1949 – February 26, 2012) was an American actor immortalized as the gruesome motorcycle-riding title character in the cult slasher film, Dr. Chopper (2005). Brigadier made many other appearances in film and television on such shows as House, Nip/Tuck, Scrubs, Alias, and Malcolm in the Middle. He appeared many times on The History Channel, most memorably as Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil in the miniseries The War That Made America - The Story of the French and Indian War, and acted on stage in such plays as The Imaginary Invalid, A Servant of Two Masters, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In the 1980s, Brigadier spent time in Berlin, Germany working for the U.S. Army Recreation Services as a director for the community theater there. He performed and directed Arsenic and Old Lace while there.


  1. ^ Tom B. (2012-03-01). "Boot Hill: RIP Ed Brigadier". Westernboothill.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 

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