Teen Wolf and F Troop actor James Hampton dies aged 84
Hollywood actor James Hampton has died aged 84.
The star, who was best known for his roles in comedies such as Teen Wolf and The Longest Yard, died after suffering complications from Parkinson’s disease.
His family confirmed that he died at his home in Fort Worth, Texas, on Wednesday.
The actor landed his first Hollywood acting role on Gunsmoke, which is where he met Burt Reynolds.
Hamptons and Reynolds went on to collaborate on numerous projects such as The Longest Yard, Hustle, and W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings.
His role as Caretaker in The Longest Yard earned him a Golden Globe nominations for most promising newcomer, despite the fact he had been acting for many years.
The star’s other memorable roles included inept bugler Pvt. Hannibal Dobbs on F Troop and Michael J. Fox’s werewolf father in Teen Wolf.
Hampton also directed Reynolds in several episodes of the CBS sitcom, Evening Shade.
In 2002 he semi-retired from the industry, while his autobiography What? And Give Up Show Business? was just published in February.
Hampton is survived by his wife Mary, his children James, Andrea, and Frank, and his grandchildren.
His family requests that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
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