|Bernie Casey, former football star turned actor passed away.|
If was confirmed that Bernie Casey Passed away. He is best known for his rolls and some of the classic 1970 blaxploitation movies. Casey was born in Wyco, West Virginia before moving to Columbus Ohio.
Bernie Casey attended Columbus East High School. He would eventually go to Bowling Green State University on a scholarship of Athletics for track and field.
He used his talents as an athletic runner to become a football star. In 1960 he was drafted to the NFL team San Francisco 49ers. He played for the 49ers for at least five years before he moved on to play for the Los Angeles Rams. He spent a year with the runs before abruptly retiring.
He would soon take up the role of becoming a famous actor. Casey played a former slave and train robber in Martin scorsese's movie Boxcar Bertha and was CIA agent Felix Leiter in the Bond films.
He had a role in many blaxploititation films like Cleopatra Jones, Hit Man, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Black Gunn and Cornbread, Earl & Me.
He also played in the cult comedy Revenge of the Nerds as U.N. Jefferson, the president of Black/nerd fraternity Lambda Lambda Lambda.
He also had roles in Bill &Ted's Excellent Adventure, Another 48 Hours, and Once Upon A Time .... When We Were Colored.
Standing at 6'4", Bernie had a love for art, poetry and his family. He was 78 years old.
We're gonna miss you. You entertained a generation.
Bernie Casey, Former Football Player Turned... by starmagazine