Monday, August 12, 2013

Henry Polic II, R.I.P.

From MSN --

TV actor Henry Polic II has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68. The "Webster" star passed away on Sunday, according to his longtime manager Brad Lemack.

Polic began his TV career as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1975 Mel Brooks series "When Things Were Rotten." In the '80s, he became a regular on the TV show "Webster," playing Jerry Silver.

He went on to voice Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow on "Batman: The Animated Series" and appeared in the "Monster Squad," "Alice," "Mork & Mindy," "Eight is Enough," "Murder She Wrote," "Sheena," and "Saved By the Bell."

He also landed work in several films, including "The Last Remake of Beau Geste," "All You Need," "Bring Him Home," "The Trial of Old Drum," "Oh God," "Book II" and Joan River's comedy "Rabbit Test."

He also made a name for himself in the theatre world, starring and directing in a number of local productions across the U.S.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Polic's name at his alma mater, Florida State University, benefiting the School of Theatre's annual productions.


Dr. Theda said...

I hate to hear that the voice of the "Scarecrow" has passed...
He was later replaced by horror great Jeffery Combs...

Travis said...

As a child, he scared the hell out of me as Dracula on Monster Squad. For some reason today, I dug out the DVD and watched a few episodes of Monster Squad. Kinda glad I did.