Death of Charles Napier

April 12, 1936 - October 5, 2011
Bakersfield, California | Age 75

Character actor dies at 75
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The Associated Press

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — His granite jaw, toothy grin and steely stare were the tools that made Charles Napier one of the most recognizable actors movie and TV audiences never heard of.

From the dim-witted country music star John Belushi flimflammed in "The Blues Brothers" movie to the scheming military intelligence officer who matched wits with Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo: First Blood II," Napier appeared in scores of films and TV shows in a career...

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