Hollywood actor James Hampton has died aged 84.
The star, who was finest identified for his roles in comedies comparable to Teen Wolf and The Longest Yard, died after struggling issues from Parkinson’s illness.
His household confirmed that he died at his residence in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday.
The actor landed his first Hollywood performing position on Gunsmoke, which is the place he met Burt Reynolds.
Hamptons and Reynolds went on to collaborate on quite a few tasks comparable to The Longest Yard, Hustle, and W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings.
His position as Caretaker in The Longest Yard earned him a Golden Globe nominations for many promising newcomer, regardless of the very fact he had been performing for a few years.
The star’s different memorable roles included inept bugler Pvt. Hannibal Dobbs on F Troop and Michael J. Fox’s werewolf father in Teen Wolf.
Hampton additionally directed Reynolds in a number of episodes of the CBS sitcom, Evening Shade.
In 2002 he semi-retired from the trade, whereas his autobiography What? And Give Up Show Business? was simply printed in February.
Hampton is survived by his spouse Mary, his kids James, Andrea, and Frank, and his grandchildren.
His household requests that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
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