Angus Scrimm, American actor, Died at 89

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Angus Scrimm, birthname Lawrence Rory Guy was born on August 19, 1926, in Kansas City, Kansas and died on January 9, 2016.

He was an American actor and author.

Angus was best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror film Phantasm and its sequels.

Scrimm was originally a journalist and has written and edited for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and many other publications.

Scrimm also wrote liner notes for many LPs and CDs for artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, as well as Arthur Rubinstein and Itzhak Perlman.

Scrimm won a Grammy (credited as Rory Guy, as were his early film roles) for his liner notes.

Scrimm was approximately 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), tall.

When he wanted to appear even taller when playing the Tall Man, he wore suits that were several sizes too small and platform shoes.

Angus Phantasm role led to a steady acting career in theater and television.

He had a recurring role as an SD-6 agent on Alias.

Angus Scrimm passed away at 89 yrs old.