Maury Chaykin, Dead at 61

In MemoriumMaury Chaykin was 61. He was the prolific and award-winning actor who appeared in such films as Whale Music and Dances with Wolves.

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He also played the title character in the A&E series Nero Wolfe, which I enjoyed a great deal during its short-lived run.

July 27, 2010 @ 6:18 PM


Damn. LOVED him in Whale Music.

Peace, Maury.

July 27, 2010 @ 7:03 PM


My Cousin Vinny and Twins come to mind for me.

July 27, 2010 @ 9:33 PM


Also he played a tech lab nerd in the 1983 movie WarGames. Plus a semi-regular US Gov't character in the CBC mystery series, Seeing Things.

July 27, 2010 @ 10:26 PM


I remember seeing him walking west on Bloor St. once. He was with a woman (maybe his wife) who walked several paces behind him. And he was talking to her the whole time.

Having seen him in Dancing With Wolves, I wasn't surprised by his eccentric behaviour.

May he roam forever on the plains of the Dakotas...

July 28, 2010 @ 10:21 PM

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