Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bernie Casey RIP

Bernie Casey RIP
From the Hollywood Reporter, ((Casey, who also starred in Cleopatra Jones and several other blaxploitation movies of the 1970s, died Tuesday after a brief illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his representative told The Hollywood Reporter. ))
Bernie was the man. He was one of those character actors that showed up in pretty much everything. Sports fans will remember him from his football days, but I remember him from Star Trek and the various movies.

Despite it being a non-James Bond movie, I liked his role in  Never Say Never Again as Felix Leiter. He was the first black version of Felix in the series (kind of). Revenge of the Nerds was another role I have come to love. “You're nerds.” I really dug that the black fraternity took them in when they saw that the nerds were being picked on. Then there is  I'm Gonna Git You Sucka where he played the second lead. He was the hero with soul and his own band. He is brilliant in Sucka. In Another 48 Hrs , he was the prisoner that punches through the glass at Eddie Murphy. He wanted Murphy's character to keep his promise. He was also in that strange comedy Tomcats with the lovely Shannon Elizabeth.
I remember the major 2-parter on DS9. He was one of the founding members of the Marquis rebel group that spanned TNG, DS9, and VOY.

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