I’m working on a project that required – among other things – my looking up some stuff about the original Terminator. Specifically, the scene where Reese appears in the alley and swipes a bum’s trousers, resulting in what is still one of my favorite lines in movie history: “That son of a bitch took my pants!”
Procrastinating further, I checked the IMDb listing for the actor listed as “Derelict in alley.” Talk about typecasting…the guy’s name is Stan Yale, and here are some highlights from his 25 movie and television appearances:
2. "Nikki" - Through Thick and Thin (2002) TV Episode .... Homeless Man 3. "Black Scorpion" ... aka Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion (Canada: English title) - Love Burns (2001) TV Episode .... Homeless Man - Home Sweet Homeless (2001) TV Episode .... Squeegee Guy 4. "The Pretender" - Risque Business (1999) TV Episode .... Homeless Guy 5. "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" ... aka Sabrina (USA: promotional abbreviation) ... aka Sabrina Goes to College (USA: promotional title) - Sabrina the Sandman (1999) TV Episode .... Stinky's Friend 7. Persons Unknown (1996) .... Homeless Man 9. The Force (1994) .... Homeless Man 10. Monolith (1993) .... Bum ... aka Monolith (Germany) 11. Save Me (1993) .... Homeless Man 12. Trancers III (1992) (V) .... Alley Bum ... aka Death Lives ... aka Future Cop III 13. Watchers II (1990) .... Wino #1 14. "L.A. Law" - America the Beautiful (1989) TV Episode .... First Homeless Man 17. "Moonlighting" - Tale in Two Cities (1987) TV Episode .... Bum 18. Terminal Exposure (1987) .... White Wino ... aka Double Exposure 19. P.I. Private Investigations (1987) .... Bum ... aka Private Investigations (USA: short title) 22. The Terminator (1984) .... Derelict in Alley 23. Rhinestone (1984) .... Street Player
He had other, named roles, but it’s impossible to tell from those if he was also playing a bum, so I had to go strictly with the ones referencing his severe lack of income.
If I’m reading that right, he played two different homeless characters in the series Black Scorpion. And I’m assuming the character of “Stinky’s friend” from Sabrina was also in some way associated with the street life.
You gotta admire a man with that much dedication to his craft.
Posted on March 2, 2006 in Blogs by Pete Vonder Haar
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