Will Hare

Will Hare
Born (1919-03-30)March 30, 1919
Elkins, West Virginia, U.S.
Died August 31, 1997(1997-08-31) (aged 78)
New York City, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Actor
Years active 1944–1997

Will Hare (March 30, 1919 – August 31, 1997) was an American actor who appeared on television and films, often playing old crusty figures and father/grandpa roles. Hare was born in Elkins, West Virginia, the son of Frances Laetitia (née Satterfield) and George Thomas Hare.[1]


He had appeared on stage, screen, and television since he was 15. Becoming a veteran of stage for over a half of a century, Hare's film debut was Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956) and his final theatrical appearance was Me and Veronica in 1992. Hare's other distinctive film credits include roles in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972), The Rose (1979), The Electric Horseman (1979), Enter the Ninja (1981), Eyes of Fire (1983), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), The Aviator (1985), Back to the Future (1985, as Old Man Peabody), Vendetta (1986) and Grim Prairie Tales (1990). Hare was also an active member of the Screen Actor's Guild for several years and also of the Actors Studio, where he died of a heart attack on August 31, 1997 during a rehearsal He was also on the cover for the nintendo entertainment system game The Chess Master.[2]


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