RIP Bernie Casey

  1. #1
    Jim Schue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 03
    Location
    Let me tell you something, brother!!!!
    Posts
    53,735

    RIP Bernie Casey

    Bernie Casey played in the NFL for several years and was a favorite target for John Brodie back in the '60s for the 49ers and also played for the LA Rams. But he was much more than that.

    A talented and very funny actor with the deadpan humor, he got starring roles in several '70s blaxploitation films, and even later riffed on himself in excellent fashion as John Slade in what is inarguably the greatest blaxploitation parody ever in "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka," which is still the greatest creation ever by the Wayans Bros.

    Bernie Casey also played in a number of mainstream flicks, including spending time as 007's US contact, Felix, as well as U.N. Jefferson in "Revenge Of The Nerds" and as Mr. Ryan in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," and as the star of Martin Scorcese's "Big Bertha."

    He was an accomplished painter and poet as well, and was in "Brian's Song."
    Advertisement

  2. #2
    mcpapa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 05
    Location
    Home of a proud papa
    Posts
    59,101


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 13
    Location
    Hunkered Down in the Arena Awaiting Corbin-Knox Central: WWIII
    Posts
    8,980

    Played in one of my favorite cult classics, "The Gargoyles."

    Name:  Gargoyles-BenCasey.jpg
Views: 103
Size:  39.1 KB

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 04
    Posts
    9,732

    RIP.

  5. #5
    swamprat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 01
    Location
    Westchase, FL
    Posts
    28,936

    The movie I remember him from more than any other was "Maurie", the drama biography of NBA player Maurice Stokes, who Casey portrayed.

    Name:  Maurie.jpg
Views: 79
Size:  267.3 KB

Top