Thursday, December 27, 2012

R.I.P. Charles Durning.

Charles Durning, a fine veteran actor, passed away on December 24, 2012, at the age of 89.

Mr. Durning’s many credits can be found HERE but, to contemporary animation fans, he was known and loved as cranky old staunch catholic “Francis Griffin” (step – as we later found out) father to Peter Griffin of FAMILY GUY!


joecab said...

And don't forget that Peter's mom was voiced by Phyliis Diller who passed earlier this year. (The first time we heard his mom's voice it was Florence Stanley, better known to most of us old codgers as Det. Fish's wife Bernice.)

Joe Torcivia said...

Yes, indeed, JoeC!

“Tis a sad year for the Griffin family!

Hey… Who’s an “old codger!” :-)