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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Charles Grodin speaks at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for RFK Center)

Charles Grodin, from “Cranium Command” and “The Muppets at Walt Disney World,” Has Passed Away at Age 86

Charles Grodin, best known for films such as King Kong, Beethoven, and The Heartbreak Kid, has passed away from bone marrow cancer at age 86, according to his son Nicholas.

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 05: Charles Grodin speaks at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for RFK Center)

Disney fans may best recognize Grodin for his two villain roles alongside The Muppets and an extinct EPCOT attraction.

Charles Grodin playing The Left Brain in Epcot’s Cranium Command

Grodin played the villain Nicky Holiday from The Great Muppet Caper. Watch Grodin’s Holiday frame Miss Piggy for theft in the video below:

Courtesy of Raymond Castle on YouTube

Grodin faced off against The Muppets again in The Muppets at Walt Disney World TV Special as security guard Quentin Fitzwaller. Watch Grodin deny The Muppets entrance to Disney-MGM Studios (the present-day Disney’s Hollywood Studios).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na6H_l5Su3Y?start=526&end=619;&w=560&h=315

Disney Parks fans know Grodin as Left Brain from the former EPCOT attraction Cranium Command. Watch our video of Cranium Command below:

What was your favorite Charles Grodin role? Let us know in the comments.

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Earitch
Earitch
30 days ago

Loved when he would go on Letterman back in the 80’s. What a nut. RIP.

AWAKE
AWAKE
30 days ago

RIP Very funny man.

Chad
Chad
30 days ago

He was great in “Dave” RIP