Frank McRae, Actor in ‘Licence to Kill’ and ‘Last Action Hero,’ Dies at 80
Frank McRae, the actor who appeared in films such as “Licence to Kill” and “Last Action Hero,” has died. He was 80. McRae died in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 29 as a resul…
, the actor who appeared in films such as “Licence to Kill” and “Last Action Hero,” has died. He was 80.McRae died in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 29 as a result of a heart attack, his daughter-in-law confirmed to Variety. The NFL player-turned-actor was born in Memphis, Tenn. A star athlete in high school, he went on to Tennessee State University as a double major in drama and history. McRae had a brief career as a professional football player and was the defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams.
Making the pivot to a new kind of stage, McRae found his calling in the entertainment industry. In his 30-plus years as a character actor, he appeared in over 40 movies. Standing at approximately six-and-a-half feet tall, McRae took advantage of scooping up tough guy roles in movies like “Hard Times,” “Big Wednesday” and “F.I.S.T.” with Sylvester Stallone. McRae would go on to appear in three more films with Stallone in the ’70s and ’80s, including “Paradise Alley,” “Lock Up” and “Rocky II.”
In the 1973 gangster film “Dillinger,” McRae played Reed Youngblood, a grinning inmate who helps Warren Oates’ titular John Dillinger escape. According to IMDb, he got the role by standing in a production executive’s parking space until granted a meeting. McRae also appeared in the 1989 James Bond film “Licence to Kill” as Sharkey, a close friend of Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Felix Leiter (David Hedison). headtopics.com
Not to be tied down to just playing tough guys and authority figures — he played a police captain four separate times from 1982 to 1983 — McRae was also featured in comedies like “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Batteries Not Included” and “Used Cars.” He even parodied his own role in “48 Hours” with a performance in 1993’s “Last Action Hero” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
McRae is survived by his son Marcellus and his grandchildren Camden, Jensen and Holden. Donations in his memory can be made to, an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. Read more: Variety »
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RIP. Compliments of Sharky! When I was a gas station mechanic. The 80’s , we riffed “Used Cars” lines endlessly. When Tobey the dog peed on his head while he was under a car was endlessly funny. ...always think of him as Hazel, in Cannery Row, which was generally underappreciated... R.I.P... 1941 and Used Cars are great credits
He has made his mark. Rest on Frank. Rest in Peace Rest in peace Great Touchdown in Lock Up☝️ I thought of him today in Last Action Hero. 😞 RIP If his yelling & screaming didn't make you smile, there's something wrong w/ your sense of humor :)
Frank McRae Dies: Actor In ‘License To Kill’ And ‘Last Action Hero’ Was 80Frank McRae, a National Football League player turned actor, died in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 29 from a heart attack. He was 80 and his death was confirmed by his daughter-in-law, Suzanne McRa… edwardderuiter His performance in Batteries Not Included was one of the ONLY performances of a neurodivergent character IN FILM HISTORY that I can get behind as positive representation. It was outstanding on every level. CristFrank jacksboytweet HeWasJustFine LastActionHero
He was amazing In 48HRS as Well. FUCK YOU CONVICT. Ha Rest Up Thespian. His best role has got to be 'Big Glory' in Paradise Alley. Stay at home and make money online!, Receive $7550 every week (1)No referral needed (2)No hidden fees (3) No scam, type INFO or DM me⬇⬇⬇ Damn Awe, Hazel...😞😢 Sad news. I’ll always think of him first in Batteries Not Included. I loved that film as a kid.
A healthy life blessings to his family 🙏🏿❤️
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