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Del Close

Highest Rated:   96% Thief (1981)
Lowest Rated:   13% Opportunity Knocks (1990)
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American standup comedian Del Close was one of the founding members of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. In his prime, Close was a confrontational comic in the abrasive, scatological vein of his admitted role model Lenny Bruce. Working at Second City as a director, he helped nurture and channel the talents of another comic genius, John Belushi. Having made his first TV appearances in the 1960s in such sitcoms as Camp Runamuck and Get Smart, Del Close returned to acting full force in the 1980s, playing farcical authority-figure roles in such productions as Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), The Blob (1988 remake), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), and Opportunity Knocks (1990).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mommy II: Mommy's Day
  • Actor
1997
64% The Public Eye
  • H.R. Rineman
1992
13% Opportunity Knocks
  • Williamson
1990
50% Fat Man and Little Boy
  • Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
1989
50% Next of Kin
  • Frank
1989
61% The Blob
  • Rev. Meeker
1988
57% The Big Town
  • Deacon Daniels
1987
80% The Untouchables
  • Alderman
1987
58% Light of Day
  • Dr. Natterson
1987
No Score Yet One More Saturday Night
  • Mr. Schneider/Large Tattooed Man
1986
81% Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • English Teacher
1986
96% Thief
  • Mechanic #1
1981
95% American Graffiti
  • Manin Alley
1973
No Score Yet Beware! The Blob
  • Hobo Wearing Eyepatch
1972
No Score Yet Gold: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality.
  • Actor
1968

Quotes from Del Close's Characters