Saturday, January 10, 2009

Brad Sullivan dies at 77

Actor Brad Sullivan best known for playing Morris "Mo" Wanchuk in the 1977 movie, Slap Shot died on December 31, 2008. He was 77 years old. Other movies he appeared in were, The Prince of Tides, The Untouchables, Sister Act 2, The Fantastics, The Dream Team, True Colors and The Abyss. He made TV appearances in such shows as NYPD, Law and Order, Nothing Sacred and I'll Fly Away. 1931-2009

4 comments:

flovece said...

Brad was a friend and neighbor in the building in which we lived, on W. 96th St. in Manhattan. He was a wonderful actor who never gave a bad performance, and a warm, gregarious, open-hearted human being. I once interviewed James Cameron for a syndicated newspaper column I had, when Brad had appeared as a submarine XO in "The Abyss," and as Cameron and I discussed our mutual acquaintance, Cameron did an affectionate impression of Brad's distinctive, growly way of talking.

Aside from Mo, he also played the killer who stalked Redford & Newman in "The Sting." And he told me he ad-libbed, at the director's request, an exit line for a scene in his episode of "Miami Vice," which was one of my favorite moments on that show: Playing an ultra-right-wing civic leader in largely Hispanic Miami, he growled, "Now let's go get an AMERICAN breakfast..." Brad was so unlike that character, yet was so completely convincing, you'd have thought they'd gotten some right-wing radio host playing the role as stunt-casting.

A tough and wiry ex-Marine, he was gentle as they come, and even did Christian missionary work, essentially, helping Asian refugees assimilate in the U.S. and go to school. He was a good man and a great actor, and we'll miss him. Break a leg in heaven, Brad.

GEORGE E. LANE III said...
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Unknown said...

Here's to all that Snatch in F.L.A. Mo...

Unknown said...

Here's to all that Snatch in F.L.A. Mo...