Rick Scarry

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Rick Scarry
Born November 14, 1942
Delaware, Ohio

Rick Scarry (born November 14, 1942) is an American character actor and writer who has appeared in over 100 television shows, 22 feature films and numerous television commercials.


Scarry spent many years as a radio broadcaster before switching careers mid-life. During his broadcasting years, he worked at such Los Angeles radio stations as KMET, KHJ and KMPC. He has also performed numerous voice-over roles on television shows and commercials.

Scarry left the radio broadcasting industry in 1989 to pursue acting. He began appearing in minor roles on such shows as LA Law and Married... with Children. Later Scarry guest starred in television shows such as "Mad Men", Desperate Housewives, The Office, Cold Case, 7th Heaven, Star Trek The Next Generation. He appeared in the recurring role of city councilman Brendan Kelly on the Showtime series Weeds.

Among his feature films are The Negotiator, Space Cowboys, and Addams Family Values. Scarry had lead roles in several independent films such as The Absence of Light and Dating Games People Play.

Select filmography[edit]


  • Price to Pay (2008)
  • Space Cowboys
  • Naked Gun 3313 – The Final Insult
  • The Negotiator
  • Wag The Dog
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There


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