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Two Belated RIPs

Sometimes news of a passing takes a little while to leak out from loved ones. Or if it happens overseas, it make take some time in translation. Here are two passings which happened several weeks ago, but we’re only now hearing about it.
One example is actor and voice actor Jeremy Wilkin, who died on Dec. 19 at the age of 87. MSTies who recently got the chance to see episode K02- REVENGE OF THE MYSTERONS in its entirety for the first time, will recall that he provided voices for six different characters.

A more complete appreciation is here.

And although he passed on Jan. 7, it was only yesterday that news got about the death of Don Sullivan, who played Chase Winstead in the movie in episode 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER and George Leland in the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET. He was 80.

More info here.

11 Replies to “Two Belated RIPs”

  1. goalieboy82
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    RIP to both.
    for Don:
    I’m dead whenever I’m dead whenever I’m dead.

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  2. jay
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    Movie work is good work, but getting it steady and getting paid for it are different stories. A chemistry degree sure is a nice thing to fall back on. RIP Don

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  3. Tonight everyone should put a leg up in honor of Don (I know I will).

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  4. radioman970
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    One of my favorite interviews on the discs was Don’s. I talk whenever I talk whenever I talk… Leg up, for sure!

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  5. Yeti of Great Danger
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    radioman970:
    One of my favorite interviews on the discs was Don’s.

    Agreed. Sometimes the bonus features are completely forgettable, and some are nigh unforgettable. Sullivan’s was an interesting interview, and RIP to both men. I die whenever I die whenever I die…

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  6. Johnny's nonchalance
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    The “more info” says Don was born in 1929… so older than 80.

    I nitpick whenever I nitpick.

    Gonna watch me some Rebel Set with a Gila chaser

    The Lord said laugh!

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  7. Joe Boltonn
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    Don Sullivan made the ukulele annoying forty yrs before Zooey Deschanel even thought of making the ukulele annoying. Let’s hope that Heaven isn’t a “Tough Room.” R.I.P.

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  8. bartcow
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    Johnny’s nonchalance:
    The “more info” says Don was born in 1929… so older than 80.

    …whereas IMDB lists his birthday as 1/1/1938. The world may never know…

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  9. Johnny's nonchalance
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    bartcow: …whereas IMDB lists his birthday as 1/1/1938. The world may never know…

    http://bmoviecast.com/podcasts/bmc13-interview-actor-don-sullivan/

    Don’s audio is lower than the (sleepy sounding) host, so it’s kind of hard to hear. I didn’t hear a year of birth, but Don said he joined the Marines in 1948 at about 2 minutes into the mp3 file. That rules out 1938 as a possible birth year. But later in the interview around 10:30 Don says he was 25 when they made Teenage Zombies (filmed in 1957). Maybe Don was trying to keep it a mystery.

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  10. jjk50
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    Jeremy Wilkin was in the British version of “The Fly”(“Curse of the Fly” 1965) with Brian Donlevy, a lesser known movie but superior to the American sequel “Return of the Fly”. Watch it if you can find it.

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  11. radioman970
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    Yeti of Great Danger: Agreed.Sometimes the bonus features are completely forgettable, and some are nigh unforgettable.Sullivan’s was an interesting interview, and RIP to both men.I die whenever I die whenever I die…

    I never forgot his. It was exactly what fans want I believe. Him talking about the movies he’s in and how he got the role. And other things we maybe didn’t know about him. He looked in good shape so this is actually a surprise that he’s gone. Personal, my own father is 82 this year and we’re not on the best of terms. Don’s death makes we wish I could work it out with dad.

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