Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MAURY CHAYKIN: 1949-2010

Maury Chaykin was born in Buffalo, New York in 1949 to an American father and a Canadian mother. He soon moved to Toronto and began his career as an actor. Although he never became, strictly-speaking, "famous" he was an actor that most would recognize when they saw him. Either from "Dances With Wolves", "Whale Music" or as detective Nero Wolf from the A&E television series a few years back.

To my mind that was one of Chaykin's greatest roles. He brought Rex Stout's detective to life like no one else had before or has since. (Find the series -- it's on DVD -- and watch it. It's worth it)

Chaykin died in Toronto yesterday on the morning of his 61st birthday. He was an underrated and under recognized actor, but his performances were always memorable.

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Josh Reynolds said...

Damn. Man was a fine actor, and I loved the Nero Wolfe series. Every time I read one of the books I imagine his voice.

M. D. Jackson said...

Me too.

Kal said...

I remember him doing an episode of 'Littlest Hobo' that made me cry as a kid. I liked alot of what he did because he could blend into any scene and make you believe who he was. Few actors can do that so effortlessly.

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