Charles Napier -- who played bad ass Tucker McElroy in "The Blues Brothers" -- died yesterday ... one day after he collapsed at his California home. Napier starred in a TON of Hollywood classics,… READ MORE >
Charles L. Napier (born April 12, 1936) is an American actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types. Napier was born in Scottsville, Kentucky, the son of Liones Napier. He served in the military with the 11th Airborne Division before becoming an actor. He has been married twice, recently to Delores Wilson. Napier is currently divorced and has three children, Chuck Whitnel, Charles Hunter Napier (named after famed writer Hunter S. Thompson, an acquaintance of Charles'), and Meghan Saralena Chariece Susanna Napier. He currently resides in Bakersfield, California. Charles gave up a career as a teacher to move to Hollywood. Napier made his film debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970). Napier went on to play roles in several Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens (1975).