Clu Gulager, a horror character actor who has performed in the Return of the Living Dead Star, has died at the age of 93

Clu Gulager, a horror character actor who has performed in the Return of the Living Dead Star, has d ...

Clu Gulager, the character actor who famously played Burt in The Return of the Living Dead and Mr. Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, has died at the age of 93.

Gulager was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, in 1928. His legal name was William Martin Gulager, but he received the Cherokee surname Clu at a young age because his middle name is Martin, and purple martins are often referred to as clu-clu birds.

He starred as Billy the Kid in the NBC series The Tall Man for its entire two season run, and later joined The Virginian in Season 3 as Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker, eventually appearing in 104 episodes. He also guest starred on many other Western series, including hits like Wagon Train and Bonanza. In 1964, he starred in Peter Bogdanovichs The Last Picture Show.

Gulager continued to perform as a character actor in horror films after such an early breakthrough.

Gulager continued to perform as a performer until his final years, starting with Feast in 2005. That collaboration led him to appear in two sequels to Feast and Children of the Corn: Runaway.

He played The Cherokee in Tangerine in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in January. Baker shared his condolences with Margot Robbies Sharon Tate on Saturday.

Clu Gulager is gone. I had the privilege to work with him in Tangerine and a fashion shoot for V Magazine in 2016. He was incredibly talented, funny, gentle, kind, and generous. He loved cinema.

sean baker (@Lilfilm) on August 6, 2022

Clu Gulager's two sons, John and Tom, are also survived.