Seymour Cassel

  • Born: January 22, 1935
  • Died: April 2, 2019
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Seymour Cassel

Recognizable character actor starred in "Rushmore"

Seymour Cassel was a longtime character actor who first became known for starring in the indie films of his friend John Cassavetes. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Thanks for entertaining all those years

Posted by Sean Maher - north charleston, SC - friend   August 31, 2019


Seymour Cassel was always one of my favorite actors. I am sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace.

Posted by Ruth Sims - Santa Monica, CA   June 30, 2019

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his contribution to the film industry. I hope you find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by - DE   May 07, 2019


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   April 25, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Prayer imparts strength and hope

Posted by A friend   April 16, 2019


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   April 12, 2019

I still remember the day in Detroit, when he told me he was going to New York to become an actor. He dug out his old navy uniform and said, "take me to the highway, I am hitchhiking to the big apple" I lost touch with him after that but did follow his career. My condolences to his family.

Posted by jack daghlian - oklahoma city, OK - friend   April 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Seymour.

Posted by A friend   April 10, 2019

Met Mr. Cassel back in 86 at the Lion's Head in NYC. Told him how much his work made movies interesting. He was there with Burtt Harris, another fine Character Actor. We spoke about movies for a few more minutes and then went our separate ways. He will be missed by those of us who appreciate reality on film. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Larry Mullane - Old Bridge, NJ - acquaintance   April 10, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   April 10, 2019

His family are my prayers,for the loss of one of the best character actors I have ever see on the big screen and one television.
Rest In peace Mr. Cassel!

Posted by David Hammond - Grangeville, ID   April 09, 2019

RIP Seymour, loved your work.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2019


Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   April 09, 2019

My prayers are with the family. Please read this encouraging scripture as it will give you hope

Posted by Vincente Alexander - Columbus, GA   April 09, 2019

He brought a unique humor to everything he did. I was honored to work with him. He had the devil in his eyes and was always up to something. Well all miss you C

Posted by Michael Karbelnikoff - New york, NY - friend   April 09, 2019

To the Cassel family ,friends, and colleagues: Our heartfelt condolences for your loss.May the God of comfort supply what's needed for all to endure.

Posted by Wright - IL   April 09, 2019

You were my friend. I will always remember you and how you made me feel. God speed Seymour.

Posted by Donna - Studio city, CA - friend   April 09, 2019

I will be praying for his family. We do have a hope to see our loved ones again.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort sustain your family during these challenging times.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2019


Godspeed Seymour, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us...

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   April 09, 2019

My condolences to the family of Mr.Cassel. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times and the comfort of God. He was a wonderful actor.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2019

My deepest condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort prove to be your strength during this.
Psalm 18:2

Posted by Christian    April 09, 2019


Sorry for your loss. I remember seeing Mr. Cassel in 2 of the movies mentioned. I hope his family and friends will become closer to each other in this difficult time and draw closer to God through prayer to him.


Posted by L.C.A.    April 09, 2019

TO THE FAMILY. Although I did not Seymour, I just wanted to tell family and friends how sorry I am for their loss, please accept my deepest sympathy. Please know that your family will be in my prayers 2nd Corinthians 1:3,4

Posted by S Lewis    April 09, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from the God of all comfort to give you the strength you need to cope.

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2019

As the days and weeks pass,and as you return to life's routine,may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Philadelphia    April 09, 2019

So very sorry for the loss of your dear Seymour. May you find peace and comfort in the fond memories of him.

Posted by E D    April 09, 2019

I remember him as Redford's chauffeur in Indecent Proposal

Posted by A friend   April 09, 2019

I am sorry for everyone who has lost a loved one this day to death. I pray you find peace from our heavenly father who cares about you.

Posted by Shelley - FL - acquaintance   April 09, 2019


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   April 09, 2019

We worked together briefly many years ago and he was wonderful to me. Ill never forget him.

Posted by Chris McKenna - Los Angeles, CA - coworker   April 09, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   April 08, 2019

THe family who lost this loving actor, I offer my sincerest condolences. May God give you the strength and comfort to get thru theses difficult days. May you reflect the fond memories that Seymour left behind.

Posted by - OH   April 08, 2019

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   April 08, 2019

God knows the sorrow of your hearts. May the peace of God be with you.

Posted by A friend   April 08, 2019

I loved this man in shows and movies . One of my top 3 character actors.if he was in it I watched . My deepest sympathys to his family and friends . May he rest in peace .

Posted by Gerald Landry - Norwalk, CT - friend   April 08, 2019

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Seymour Cassel