Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 02: The Guy Looks Familiar

You might not know his name ... but the guy looks familiar.

This comedian/actor was a regular on the Touchstone Television sitcoms Home Improvement (as Harry the hardware store owner) and Boy Meets World (as Chet Hunter, father of Shawn). He's also been frequently cast in Adam Sandler films such as The Waterboy, 50 First Dates and Bedtime Stories.

His name is Blake Clark and he was born on this day in 1946 in Macon, Georgia. He supplied the voice of Slinky Dog in Toy Story 3, a role originated by the late Jim Varney. The two were actually close friends and Clark's ability to mimic Varney's voice allowed the Toy Story character to live on in Pixar's third installment.

With a career filled with hundreds of television episodes, Blake also portrayed Uncle Mel in an episode of Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie.

A Vietnam Veteran (and decorated Infantry Platoon Leader), Blake recently traveled to Iraq for an extended USO Tour with fellow-comedian Drew Carey.

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