Charles Napier


In this March 12, 2011 photo, actor and author Charles Napier is shown at an appearance …

Character actor Charles Napier, whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like “Rambo: First Blood Part 2,” has died in California at 75.

Longtime friend Dennis Wilson tells the Bakersfield Californian  that Napier died Wednesday October 5th, 2011 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. No other details are being released.

Napier may be best known as the scheming intelligence officer facing Sylvester Stallone in the 1985 “Rambo” sequel.

He’s also remembered as Good Ole Boys front man Tucker McElroy in the 1980 musical comedy film “The Blues Brothers.”

Napier was the judge in 1993’s “Philadelphia,” and he was Lt. Bill Boyle in 1991’s “Silence of the Lambs.”

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