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27 December 2005 @ 11:37 pm
R.I.P. Vincent Schiavelli  
Veteran character actor Vincent Schiavelli died yesterday. While most of the media obituaries mention his work in Ghost, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Amadeus, as well as his parallel career as a food writer, I will always think of him first and foremost as one character:

John BigbooTAY!!! TAY! TAY! TAY!

Thanks for the memories, Vince.
 
 
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mr_smeggersmr_smeggers on December 28th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
He was an awesome character actor. The last film I recall seeing him in was Hallmark's Snow White -- as one of the dwarves.
gwalla: lon chaneygwalla on December 29th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Now that's casting against type!
mr_smeggersmr_smeggers on December 29th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Not really. In this version, the Dwarves were named after days of the week.

He was "Wednesday's child, full of woe"

shanesemlershanesemler on December 28th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
He was one of those guys you see all the time in all kinds of movies and TV shows. Although I never knew his name, I certainly couldn't forget his face! I find it rather enjoyably ironic that while pretty boys may come and go in Hollywood, cool/weird/ugly/distinctive faces like Vincent Schiavelli's never go out of style. :)