Seymour Cassel Dead at 84

Seymour Cassel, a recognizable character actor over a 60 year career passed away yesterday at 84. Cassel worked consistently after getting his start in the late 50s up until 2015. He has over 200 credits and one Academy Award nomination in 1968.

Cassel appeared in several films directed by John Cassavetes including Faces and Killing of a Chinese Bookie. In the tail end of his career he worked with Wes Anderson a few times in Rushmore, The Royal Tenebaums and Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

His other appearances include Dick Tracy, Indecent Proposal and It Could Happen to You.

One of the coolest pieces of trivia about Cassel was that his son used to hang out with a kid named Saul Hudson. It was Cassel who gave him the nickname Slash.