Another passing to report - Fritz Weaver

by ringfire211 Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:33 am

Fritz Weaver from "A Very Personal Matter" has passed away at age 90. He was in just about every show at the time. A fine character actor. He played the villain Imre Rogosh in one of the first episodes of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE "Operation Rogosh", one of the best early episodes.

Lots of Five-O passings - Robert Vaughn, Julie Gregg, Ron Glass, now Mr. Weaver. Ron Glass wasn't even that old.

by Steven from Miami Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:22 am

Shame on you all for not noting the death of Fritz Weaver. He, among many other actors, make the television shows we love of the 1965-85 era so good,

Fritz Weaver was a tremendous actor. There's a scene in the very first episode of Magnum, P.I. where he mops the floor with Tom Selleck, actingwise. I love it when old pros like the late, great Mr. Weaver get to show their true quality in roles where they appear not to have much to work with.

Weaver was also excellent in two episodes of Mission: Impossible: "Operation: Rogosh" and "Illusion." R.I.P.

by ringfire211 Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:44 am

Oh, how could I forget his Captain Cooley in the MAGNUM pilot. He really loathed Magnum and the feeling was mutual. But I wouldn't say he mopped the floor with Selleck because the latter held his ground against Weaver. Both were exceptional in their explosive scene together in Cooley's office.

by Steven from Miami Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:56 am

You'll have to watch it again, ringfire, as it's Weaver who wins that particular acting "war." I'm sure Selleck learned from it or at least appreciated getting schooled by a seasoned vet like Weaver. Obviously, he did, since Selleck has long since become a firece presence, and is as highly regarded as, say, James Garner in the world of TV greats.

Don't get me started on how much anxiety I have knowing that ol' Tom is in his 70s now.

by ringfire211 Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:47 pm

And ol' Tom is still firing away on BLUE BLOODS. That's reason enough to see the show right there! Plus it's probably the only show out there in this increasingly secular (and especially anti-Christian) society to see a family sit down to say grace before a meal. It's almost mind-boggling that I'm able to see something like this in 2016 on prime-time TV and without it being played in a mocking fashion. Kudos to the producers (and probably Tom himself) for this!

by Guest Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Bluebloods is a great show, the only post 90's TV show I watch and I watch it religiously (no pun intended). Apart from the very rare values it portrays I like everything about it. Very good acting all around, excellent writing and last but not least I like the slower pace of it, people talk slower and it doesn't have that hectic pace of so many shows today.