May 07, 2021
By Andy Johnson
He was a pro football player before turning to acting and appearing in the Bond film “License to Kill.”
Frank McRae played Bond’s friend Sharkey opposite Timothy Dalton (right) and David Hedison (left)
McRae’s earliest roles included playing a bank robber who helps John Dillinger’s prison escape attempt in “Dillinger” in 1973. He played the Meat Foreman in “Rocky II” in 1979 and appeared on TV shows like “Wonder Woman” and “ER. ”
McRea’s daughter in law confirmed his passing, in Santa Monica, California from a heart attack.
Frank McRea was 80.