Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley

Highest Rated: 100% Country (1984)

Lowest Rated: 12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1934

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The actor of choice to play gruff, but lovable grandfathers, old salts and dispensers of sage advice in the 1980s, Wilford Brimley was a former real-life ranch hand who worked his way up the Hollywood food chain from stunt rider and extra to popular character actor and television pitchman. On the advice of friend Robert Duvall, Brimley set his course down the acting path and earned his big break in "The China Syndrome" (1979). By the mid-1980s, Brimley was adding old-fashioned grit and homespun charm to high-profile pictures like "The Natural" (1984), "Cocoon" (1985) and "The Firm" (1993), as well as on the primetime series "Our House" (NBC, 1986-88). His profile lessened in subsequent years, though his avuncular presence was well used in a series of ads for Quaker Oats and the Liberty Medical supply company, keeping fresh his distinctly whiskered visage to audiences.

Highest rated movies

Country
The China Syndrome
Tender Mercies
The Natural The Thing
Absence of Malice
The Firm
Cocoon

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Believe Pastor (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 56% Timber the Treasure Dog Hawk Jones (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 80% The Natural: The Best There Ever Was Pop Fisher / Himself (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 20% The Path of the Wind Harry Caldwell (Character) - 2009
12% 27% Did You Hear About the Morgans? Earl (Character) $29.6M 2009
71% 62% The Road Home Coach Weaver (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Round and Round Governor (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 73% The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Deputy Sheriff Ambrose Scraggs (Character) - 2001
40% 77% Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail Joe Gill (Character) - 2001
71% 80% Brigham City Stu (Character) $851.1K 2001
No Score Yet 65% Summer of the Monkeys Grandpa Sam Ferrans (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 26% Progeny Dr. David Wetherly (Character) - 1998
71% 52% In & Out Frank Brackett (Character) $63.9M 1997
47% 64% My Fellow Americans Joe Hollis (Character) $22.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chapter Perfect Chief Hawkins (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 8% Mutant Species Devro (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys C.C. Tarpley (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 43% Heaven Sent Al (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 80% A Place to Grow Jake (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger: One Riot, One Ranger Burt Mueller (Character) - 1993
58% 49% Hard Target Uncle Douvee (Character) $31.5M 1993
75% 64% The Firm William Devasher (Character) $157.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows, Part II Grandpa Will (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 38% Blood River U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 71% Eternity King/Eric (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 50% Billy the Kid Gov. Lew Wallace (Character) - 1989
60% 41% End of the Line Will Haney (Character) - 1988
33% 34% Cocoon: The Return Benjamin "Ben" Luckett (Character) $18.5M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thompson's Last Run Red Haines (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 67% American Justice Sheriff Mitchell (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows on the Wall Floyd Buckman (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 57% Act of Vengeance Tony Boyle (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 51% Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Noa (Character) - 1985
41% 58% Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Harold Smith (Character) $14.4M 1985
75% 60% Cocoon Ben Luckett (Character) $75.9M 1985
No Score Yet 20% Murder in Space Dr. Andrew McCallister (Character) - 1985
30% 37% Harry and Son Tom Keach (Character) - 1984
67% 42% The Stone Boy George Jansen (Character) - 1984
83% 88% The Natural Pop Fisher (Character) - 1984
100% 69% Country Otis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 62% Tough Enough Bill Long (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 64% High Road to China Bradley Tozer (Character) - 1983
84% 82% Tender Mercies Harry (Character) - 1983
40% 50% 10 to Midnight Captain Malone (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 28% Death Valley Sheriff (Character) - 1982
83% 92% The Thing Dr. Blair (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Big Black Pill Wally Haskell (Character) - 1981
81% 63% Absence of Malice Wells (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rodeo Girl Bingo Gibbs (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 34% Borderline Scooter Jackson (Character) - 1980
64% 57% The Electric Horseman Farmer (Character) - 1979
87% 81% The China Syndrome Ted Spindler (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oregon Trail Joseph Burke (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Music Performer 2013
89% 92% Seinfeld Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our House Gus Witherspoon (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1976
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1975