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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We lost Maury Chaykin yesterday

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.


Anonymous said...

I also used to see him on Montrose, walking down to the corner store at Harbord in his slippers.

natasha said...

Aw, so sad. I hadn't heard until now. And that was my favorite episode -- baking receipts -- too funny!