Terrence Beasor Dies: Veteran Character Actor Known For ‘Walk Hard’ & ‘The Middle’ Dies At 89


Terrence Beasor, a veteran character and voice-over actor best known for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Gods Must Be Crazy and recurring roles on The Middle and Raising Hope, has died. He was 89.

A rep said Beasor died May 28 at his home in Santa Monica with his wife of 55-plus years, actress Muriel Minot, by his side.

Beasor appeared on dozens of TV shows during his 40-year career, including The Incredible Hulk, The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues, Cheers, L.A. Law, Dynasty, Hunter, Knot’s Landing, Simon & Simon, Police Squad!, Chicago Hope, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Scandal, Angie Tribeca, The Grinder, Hot In Cleveland, Scrubs, Gilmore Girls, The District, Suddenly Susan, Days of Our Lives and Murder, She Wrote.

He also did voice work on several Star Trek series and video games and offscreen announcing on movies and TV shows including Jaws: The Revenge, Winchell, Coupe de Ville, Remington Steele and Runaway.

Beasor was born on February 2, 1935, in Omaha, NE. His family moved to L.A. when he was 7. He attended Garfield High, did four years in the Navy and in 1953 entered the Pasadena Playhouse for that years. At age 30 he went to New York.

He met Minot in 1968 doing back-to-back shows at Equity Library Theatre. Beasor was very proud that Actors’ Equity Association had been his first union.

The duo moved to Concord, MA, for seven years and co-directed numerous shows in the greater Boston area. He got his MFA at Brandeis University in 1976, after which they moved to L.A.

They performed together on Days of Our Lives, Gangster Chronicles, The Practice and several commercials as well as plays.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a in his name be made to Entertainment Connections (new name of the Actors Fund). Anything that helps actors would be his wish.


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