Some more sad news for the horror family tonight, as we’ve just learned that prolific English actor Donald Moffat has died at the age of 87. To horror fans, Moffat is most known for playing M.T. Garry in John Carpenter’s The Thing, the Commander of Outpost 31. The cause, New York Times reports, was complications from a recent stroke.
Moffat, born December 26, 1930 in Plymouth, Devon, England, memorably played President Bennett in Clear and Present Danger, and he also starred in Earthquake, “Logan’s Run,” The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Regarding Henry and Trapped in Paradise.
In addition to his big and small screen acting, Moffat was nominated for the “Best Actor” Tony Award twice in 1967, for both Right You Are (If You Think You Are) and The Wild Duck.
Pay tribute to Moffat by watching his most iconic scene from The Thing below.