The Only Major Actors Still Alive From Vanishing Point – SlashFilm


Actor Lee Weaver appeared in “Vanishing Point” as Jake, the drug dealer who Kowalski bets that he can get a car delivered to San Francisco in less than two days. Weaver has a relatively minor part in the film, but he went on to take memorable roles in movies including “Donnie Darko,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and “O Brother Where Art Thou?” -– he plays the enigmatic blind prophet in the latter film.

Weaver’s steadiest work has been in television, though, where he’s taken on lots of recurring and guest roles. In both popular ’80s cop drama “Hill Street Blues” and its acclaimed follow up “NYPD Blue,” Weaver appears as a guy nicknamed “Buck Naked,” a nudist who frequently has run-ins with the police officers at each show’s respective precinct. Weirdly, Buck Naked is pretty much the only connecting character between the two shows, as despite the fact that both were co-created by Steven Bochco, they don’t actually share a fictional universe. Weaver also voiced the character Alpine in the animated “G.I. Joe” series and its spin-off movies.

The actor additionally has appeared in guest roles in plenty of great shows, from “Sanford and Son” and “Good Times” to “Six Feet Under” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” to “Veronica Mars” and “Community.” Weaver most recently appeared in the third and sixth season of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” playing a character named Mel Cordray.

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