Charles Napier, Veteran Actor, Rambo II, Blues Brothers, dies 75

Memorable characters: Good Ol' Boys from Blues Brothers, Murdock from Rambo II

Charles L. Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types.

Charles Napier served in the U.S. Army with the 11th Airborne Division before becoming an actor.

Napier was a regular in Jonathan Demme-directed movies, including The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. Some of Napier's memorable roles include Murdock, the intelligence officer commanding Rambo in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Tucker McElroy, lead singer and driver of the Winnebago for "The Good Ol' Boys" in The Blues Brothers (1980).

Charles Napier cause of death
Charles Napier was found collapsed at home, and was taken off life support the next day.  Exact cause of death is not specified as of October 6, 2011.
Charles Napier was 75 years old at the time of his death

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Great conviction in his

Great conviction in his portrayals, talented man.

Always loved his parts,

Always loved his parts, especially Tucker McElroy, Lead singer of The Good Ol' Boys. I know Bangin' Bill is there to welcome you home. He did a pretty good version of your "Goin' to Eden Brother" from Star Trek. Maybe a duet now?

Great Person..spent hours

Great Person..spent hours talking with inPo college at Western Ky. U. Student Union cafeteria planning what we were gonna' do...Charlie said, "I'm going to L.A. and be a Movie Star!" How we love Charles Napier, his REAL name...that confidence and strength that he demonstrated to the world. Kay Honaker Reynolds