Monday, 13 September 2010

Kevin McCarthy, 1914-2010

While arguably most famous for his leading role in Don Siegel's 1956 horror classic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Kevin McCarthy was also a favourite of director Joe Dante and it's as much for his cameos in Gremlins, The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Twilight Zone: The Movie and Piranha as his Body Snatchers' role — which he cutely reprised in Phil Kaufman's 1978 remake — that I remember him.

2 comments:

J.D. said...

He will be sorely missed but left behind an incredible body of work. I always loved the baddie he played in Weird Al's cult comedy UHF.

Mark Salisbury said...

Never saw that one, but completely agree he'll be missed.