Jason Wingreen, actor who first gave voice to Boba Fett, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Jason Wingreen, who gave voice to Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back" and played bartender Harry on TV's "All in the Family," has died.

See Full Article

He was 95.

Wingreen's longtime manager and friend, James Harty, said Tuesday that Wingreen died of old age on Christmas Day at his home in Los Angeles.

Born in Brooklyn in 1920, Wingreen's acting career spanned five decades. Besides voicing the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the 1980 "Star Wars" sequel, Wingreen's credits include appearances on "Matlock," "Seinfeld," "Star Trek" and "Bonanza." He also appeared in three episodes of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," playing the train conductor in "A Stop at Willoughby."

Wingreen is survived by his son, a sister and two grandchildren.


Latest Entertainment News

  • Katy Perry stumps for Clinton in 'nasty woman' shirt at UNLV

    Entertainment CTV News
    Singer Katy Perry rallied students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for Hillary Clinton on the first day of early voting in Nevada. Perry surprised students Saturday afternoon when she knocked on the doors of their dorm rooms wearing a T-shirt that read "Nasty Woman. Source
  • ‘The Walking Dead’, Matt LeBlanc’s ‘Man with a Plan’ and 'Tracey Ullman's Show' top this week’s TV must-sees

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Bill Harris' TV must-sees for the week of Oct. 23 1. The Walking Dead Season-7 debut This show continues to boast a loyal fan base, but with love comes scrutiny. Some people were vocally unhappy about how the previous season ended. Source
  • Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

    Entertainment CTV News
    AUSTIN, Texas -- With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift t-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the U.S. Grand Prix: young fans who would travel across the country for a mix of pop stars and fast cars. Source
  • 80s pop star Rick Astley explains his exile and return to music

    Entertainment CBC News
    Rick Astley walked away from the music industry at the height of his pop star success in the 1980s and says he never regretted it. "When you're in the middle of it, some people rise to it and they become that life and that's who they are," Astley said in a phone interview from his home on the edge of London, England. Source
  • Comic's comic Kevin Meaney dead at 60

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    FORESTBURGH, N.Y. — Kevin Meaney, a comic’s comic who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series “Uncle Buck,” has died at age 60, his agent said Saturday. Source
  • YouTube stars meet fans, each other at Toronto Buffer Fest

    Entertainment CBC News
    YouTube has proven its power to catapult people into stardom—think Justin Bieber, Brampton's Alessia Cara and Australian-born teen star Cody Simpson, to name a few. At Toronto's Buffer Festival, from Oct. 20-23, online creators are reminded they're rockstars in their own right, at least when it comes to YouTube. Source
  • Comic's comic Kevin Meaney died at age 60

    Entertainment CTV News
    FORESTBURGH, N.Y. - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He was 60. Agent Tom Ingegno said Saturday his client was found dead Friday at his home in Forestburgh, New York. Source
  • Emmys 'not rigged': TV Academy fires back at Donald Trump

    Entertainment CBC News
    The Television Academy fired back at Donald Trump's claim that the Emmys are rigged. And celebrities are backing up the annual awards show. In a tweet earlier this week with a link to its voting process, the academy said: "Rest assured, the Emmys are not rigged. Source
  • 'Gilmore Girls' fangirl writes cookbook inspired by TV show

    Entertainment CTV News
    Just in time for the highly anticipated return of "Gilmore Girls" next month, a fangirl has written a cookbook inspired by the caffeinated, fast-food, deep-fried-loving tastebuds of one of TV's most beloved mother-daughter duos. Fans of the show will undoubtedly have cleared November 25 on their calendars to watch the first of four episodes debuting on Netflix. Source
  • Salma Hayek: Trump made story up because she wouldn't date him

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Mexican actress Salma Hayek has accused U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump of telling tales about her after turning down his advances. The Frida star opened up about her links to the Republican during an appearance on radio show El Show del Mandril on Friday, and wanted to set the record straight about a story she claimed Trump’s associates leaked to the National Enquirer. Source