Normally, I would give a long story this time of year, but this is the Kurt Fuller Holiday Story and that won’t do justice. So instead of a straight up story, I’m going to tell a story…in gifs.
Kurt Fuller was born in 1953 in San Francisco, California. He had a normal life. That’s basically it from his personal life from birth to age 30. Around his mid-life crisis, he started getting acting gigs and has crafted a great character actor resume for himself. Knowing at this age, he needed to be half-naked and drinking to get roles and did that in Miracle Mile.
He also realize he was 6’5″ and needed to be an intimidating on-screen. What a perfect way to do it than to shove Hulk Hogan in No Holds Barred.
And get punish for it.
In his early acting career, with his frame and demeanor, he was getting serious roles of swarmy, evil executive. In Wayne’s World, he continue to play that role… but only funnier.
Kurt was building a resume in the 90s with blockbusters, sitcoms, TV movies, straight to video movies, Lifetime movies, you name it. National Lampoon: Freshmen Year was a classic (though I haven’t seen it).
Then there was the brilliant, but cancelled The Tick as Destroyo.
His big hit in the 90s: Scary Movie as the Sheriff:
In the early to mid 2000s, he played characters that almost looked like him: As Werner Klemperer in Auto Focus, as Walter Ribbon in The Pursuit of Happyness, and his most challenging role to date: as “Turd Blossom” Karl Rove in another brilliant, but cancelled sitcom, That’s My Bush!
Throughout the 2000s, Kurt has been playing father figure roles and are good enough to pay the bills, but two roles that standout. For the young fans, people will remember him as the evil Zachariah in Supernatural.
Apparently, he got killed off in season 5 (sorry, don’t watch the show).
However, his most memorable role to date, for all ages, is a most recent one: as Woody the Coroner in Psych.
There are many character actors out there doing the dirty work in entertainment, but there is no one like Kurt Fuller. For that, we shall dance in his honor.
…or slime him.
HAPPY KURT FULLER HOLIDAYS!