The wonderful New York-born, Canadian actor, Maury Chaykin, died yesterday. He was 61 years old.
I used to see him in passing on Montrose Avenue in Toronto once in a while. In real life, as on screen, he had a real presence.
Maury will be missed.
Most recently, he played the lunatic, boisterous, self-indulgent driving instructor and patriarch in the HBO Canada series filmed and set in Winnipeg, Less Than Kind. He was tremendous in that role as a crusty old man with a dysfunctional yet loving family.
Here is a link to his wikipedia entry for those not familiar with his work.