Dick Butkus passes away at 80

Lee’s friend and actor, Dick Butkus passed away October 5th 2023. Know for his time in the NFL and playing for the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973, he was as big in personality and he was in stature.

After leaving football, he took to acting. In one of a series of Miller Lite television advertisement featuring athletes, he portrayed a tennis player who debated the beer’s strongest point wit

For more details checks out th Bubba Smith, formerly a star defensive end with the Baltimore Colts. The point of contention in the series was always: “Tastes Great! Less Filling!”

Butkus appeared in motion pictures, including “Necessary Roughness” (1991), “Gremlins 2:The New Batch” (1990), “The Last Boy Scout” (1991) and “Any Given Sunday” (1999). And he was a character in TV shows, including “My Two Dads” and “Hang Time.” He was a guest star on numerous TV shows such as “The Rockford Files”, “Wonder Woman”, “Vegas” and “Magbum” to name a few. he was a also a regular on the “Blue Thunder” Tv series.

Bionic fans know him best as Lee’s pal in the 3rd season “The Six Million Dollar Man” episode ‘One of Our Running Backs is Missing” which Lee also directed –  see images below.

For more details of Dick and his career check out his Wiki page

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