Rabblecast 493 – Michael Parks, Stan Weston, Powers Boothe and More!

First and foremost, we want to wish our good friend Jimmy safe and happy travels as he departs on a new adventure in his life. Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for the show and its humble host. Until we meet again you derailing son of a gun.

We say goodbye to two very strong character actors in the world of acting. Michael Parks(aged 77) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. His portrayal of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn was especially memorable.

Powers Boothe(aged 68) was an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, “Curly Bill” Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.

And finally we also talk about the passing of Stanley Weston(aged 84) was an American inventor and licensing agent who created the G.I. Joe toy line in 1963, as well as the very concept of the action figure. Weston later sold the rights to his invention, which he called “outfitted action figures”, to Hasbro for just $100,000 dollars. During the 1980s, Weston oversaw the creation of the ThunderCats animated series (1985–1989), which spawned the successful ThunderCats toyline.

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