Roy Brocksmith

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Roy Brocksmith
A photograph of actor Roy Brocksmith.
Born(1945-09-15)September 15, 1945
DiedDecember 16, 2001(2001-12-16) (aged 56)
OccupationActor
Years active1978–2000
Spouse(s)
Adele Albright
(m. 1963)
Children1

Roy Brocksmith (September 15, 1945 – December 16, 2001) was an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Brocksmith was born in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Vera Marguerite (née Hartwig) and Otis E. Brocksmith, who was a mechanic.[1] He graduated from Quincy University in 1970. He then moved to New York City where he began a career on Broadway. His roles included Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers and the balladeer in a revival of The Threepenny Opera with Raul Julia.

Brocksmith's nerdy, pudgy appearance, and effete mannerisms made him perfect for comic roles, particularly in the late '80s and 1990s. Among his more prominent roles are Dr. Edgemar in Total Recall, a police sergeant possessed by Bill in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, principal Michael Oslo in Picket Fences and jovial mortician Irv Kendall in Arachnophobia.

He died in 2001, aged 56, from complications of diabetes.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Squeeze Warehouse Owner
1978 King of the Gypsies Frinkuleschti
1979 Killer Fish Ollie
1980 Stardust Memories Dick Lobel
1981 Wolfen Fat Jogger in Park
1981 Tales of Ordinary Madness Barman
1981 Rent Control Stan
1987 Who's That Girl Crystal Salesman
1988 The Price of Life The Old One
1988 Big Business Dr. Parker
1988 Scrooged Mike the Mailman
1989 Relentless Coroner
1989 Martians Go Home Mr. Kornheiser
1989 The War of the Roses Mr. Fisk
1989 Tango & Cash Fed. Agent Davis
1990 Total Recall Dr. Edgemar
1990 Arachnophobia Irv Kendall
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Deputy James
1992 Nickel & Dime Sammy Thornton
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Board Member
1994 Lightning Jack Junction City Tailor
1994 Almost Dead Kuranda
1994 My Summer Story Mr. Winchell the Assessor
1994 The Road to Wellville Poultney Dab
1997 Kull the Conqueror Tu
1998 Psycho Man in Cowboy Hat outside Realty Office Uncredited

Television and guest roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Tartuffe Monsieur Loyal TV movie
1979 Starstruck Orthwaite Frodo TV movie
1983 Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number TV movie
1983 3-2-1 Contact Mr. Busby Episodes in "The Bloodhound Gang" segments, including "The Case of the Veiled Thief" and "The Case of the Secret Message")
1984 The Streets TV movie
1985 Izzy & Moe Sheriff Bledsoe TV movie
1986 Silver Spoons Mr. Fay Episode: "Lost and Found"
1986 Newhart Bidder Episode: "Sweet and Sour Charity"
1987 227 Customer #1 Episode: "Got a Job"
1987 The Wizard Soloman Marcus Episode: "The Aztec Dagger"
1987 Almost Partners Pierre La Rue TV movie
1988 Webster Bob Episode: "The Cuckoo's Nest"
1988 Hunter Clint Eastlake Episode: "Boomerang"
1988 Sonny Spoon Marvin Colchak Episode: "Never Go to Your High School Reunion"
1988 The Van Dyke Show Doctor Episode: "Death Can Be Catching"
1988 Killer Instinct TV movie
1989 Night Court Dr. Wiggle Episode: "Yet Another Day in the Life"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Sirna Kolrami Episode: "Peak Performance"
1989-1990 Tales from the Crypt Doctor / Bartender / Vic 3 episodes
1988-1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show Mr. Guest 6 episodes
1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. Guidance Counselor Episode: "Academia Nuts"
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries D.A. Episode: "The Reasonable Doubt Mystery"
1990 Hull High Mr. Kelm 3 episodes
1990 Ann Jillian Episode: "Good Citizen Ann"
1986-1991 L.A. Law IRS Agent Marv Fletcher 2 episodes
1991 American Playhouse Old One Episode: "Triple Play II"
1991 Vidiots Zwertlow Cruntagg TV movie
1991 Ferris Bueller Mr. Carter Episode: "A Night in the Life"
1991 The Wonder Years Weird Mr. Lemkur Episode: "Frank and Denise"
1991 Eerie, Indiana Principal Togar Episode: "Just say no to fun"
1991 Good & Evil The Minister Episode #1.6"
1991 Seinfeld Landlord Episode: "The Nose Job"
1991 The Golden Girls William Episode: "Room Seven"
1992 Steel Justice Col. Edward Rollin Duggins TV movie
1993 The Jackie Thomas Show Chairman Episode: "The Forces of Nature"
1993 Down the Shore Judge Episode: "Jail Bait"
1993 Coach Judge Episode: "Belly of the Beast"
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Floyd Episode: "Neverending Battle"
1994 Burke's Law Cliff Episode: "Who Killed the Starlet?
1994 The George Carlin Show Charles Episode: "George Destroys a Way of Life"
1995 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Footoo Episode: "Where Have All the Monsters Gone?"
1995 A Walton Wedding Professor Trumbell TV movie
1995 White Dwarf Guv'ner Twist TV movie
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Razka Karn Episode: "Indiscretion"
1995-1996 Murder One Dr. Elliott Matheson 2 episodes
1992-1996 Picket Fences Principal Michael Oslo 20 episodes
1996 Nowhere Man Bud Atkins Episode: "Shine a Light on You"
1996 Pistol Pete Pawnee Bob TV movie
1997 Grace Under Fire Carl Huber Episode: "Grace's New Job"
1997 Babylon 5 Brother Alwyn Macomber Episode: "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Casket Salesman 2 episodes
1999 Payne Chef Henry Jambon 2 episodes
2002 Ally McBeal Judge Raymond Norway (final appearance) 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy Brocksmith Biography (1945-)
  2. ^ Simonson, Robert (December 17, 2001). "Roy Brocksmith, Actor, Director and Theatre Founder, Is Dead at 56". Playbill. Retrieved July 18, 2019.

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