Wilford Brimley

  • Birth Name: Allen Wilford Brimley
  • Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Served in the Marines.
  • Was employed as a bodyguard for Howard Hughes.
  • First exposure to films came when he worked in stables that furnished horses for movies.
  • Friends with Robert Duvall, who encouraged him to take up acting.
  • Known not only for his acting in such films as The Natural (1984) and Cocoon (1985), but also for his TV commercials for Quaker Oats.
  • In 2004, released a jazz album, This Time, the Dream's on Me. 
  • Diagnosed with diabetes in 1979, he is active in the battle against the disease, and was honored for those efforts in 2008 by the American Diabetes Association.


  • Lynne Brimley — Wife (deceased)
  • Bill Brimley — Son
  • John Brimley — Son
  • Jim Brimley — Son
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