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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Clarence WIlliams III, "Linc" from "The Mod Squad', dead at 81. Ask your parents what 'The Mod Squad' was, kids   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, actor of uncommon intensity, Giuseppe Tornatore, Michael Cole, uncredited role, Star Trek, Tony nomination  
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2021-06-06 4:08:39 PM  
A kid these days would probably be asking their great grandparents.

He was awesome in half baked.
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That line cracks me up every time.
 
2021-06-06 4:13:06 PM  
Well that's a bummer.   :(

RIP.
 
2021-06-06 4:23:20 PM  
Used to watch it all the time as a kid. Was also Prince's dad in Purple Rain.
 
2021-06-06 4:32:50 PM  
Parents? fark if I know, ask your grandparents.
 
2021-06-06 4:35:53 PM  
I'm one of those 'parents' Subby.

RIP cool guy on TV.

/old
 
2021-06-06 4:36:41 PM  
Peggy Lipton is Rashida Jones' mom, but farkers prob'ly know that already.
 
2021-06-06 4:38:22 PM  
He was in Deep Space Nine once.
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2021-06-06 4:45:10 PM  
You mean that young guy, from my favorite tv show as a youth? I had a crush on Julie.
 
2021-06-06 4:45:28 PM  
We'll miss you Link.
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2021-06-06 4:48:19 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Peggy Lipton is Rashida Jones' mom, but farkers prob'ly know that already.


And what about Michael Cole (Pete Cochran)? There's almost too much to tell!

Paula Kelly Jr., Cole's second wife, was the daughter of two of The Modernaires (Paula Kelly and Harold Dickinson) and joined the group when her mother retired. Cole and Kelly had one child, a daughter, Jennifer Holly Cole (born 1972).

Cole's military-fort flogging in the 1967 Chuka (1967) ranks #15 in the book, "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies".

Lives in Van Nuys, California, and continues to act in both TV and movies [2003]

Credits Tige Andrews as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.

per IMDB
 
2021-06-06 5:03:37 PM  
Jan Brady inconsolable

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2021-06-06 5:19:49 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Peggy Lipton is Rashida Jones' mom, but farkers prob'ly know that already.


And she was fantastic in Twin Peaks, too.
 
2021-06-06 5:38:06 PM  
He was also in those Hallmark Mystery movies, "Mystery Woman". He played the caretaker of a bookstore in the series.
 
2021-06-06 5:58:08 PM  
I didn't realize he was in Half-Baked, then again I have never seen that movie in its entirety.
 
2021-06-06 6:15:51 PM  
I was a fan of Mod Squad when I was a kid. My brother and I had to compromise over which TV shows we watched so every other week it was Mod Squad and then whichever show he wanted to see (I'm thinking Star Trek [TOS], but I could be wrong).
 
2021-06-06 6:23:51 PM  

kdawg7736: I didn't realize he was in Half-Baked, then again I have never seen that movie in its entirety.


"Shut up, B*tch"
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2021-06-06 6:45:20 PM  
He had some good roles over the years, playing various cops or criminals, but I always loved him in Tales From the Hood. RIP
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2021-06-06 7:13:37 PM  
Sad, he always seemed to make the productions he was in better.
RIP Mr. Williams and thanks for the entertainment.
 
2021-06-06 7:18:15 PM  
It was an okay late 90s movie, slightly self aware.
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2021-06-06 7:20:17 PM  
RIP Sampson Simpson.
 
2021-06-06 7:22:02 PM  
I mean, "Ask your parents"? That should be "Ask your GRANDparents". Subby getting old.
 
2021-06-06 7:37:18 PM  

Farkenhostile: A kid these days would probably be asking their great grandparents.

He was awesome in half baked.
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That line cracks me up every time.


He really was.  I also liked when he covered his eyes and yelled like a little girl when he saw one of his henchwomen's titties had fallen out.
 
2021-06-06 7:41:00 PM  
Ask your parents?  Oh, they're the older people that live in the main part of the house.  Go upstairs sometime and see them.
 
2021-06-06 7:42:46 PM  
Godspeed and farewell Mr. Williams, thanks for sharing your talents
 
2021-06-06 7:43:52 PM  
Now Prince is just like his father, 2 cold.
 
2021-06-06 7:47:50 PM  
Ask your parents?  How would they know?  How would anybody know anything about anybody that's older than their own generation?
 
2021-06-06 7:53:47 PM  
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2021-06-06 7:54:33 PM  

cretinbob: Jan Brady inconsolable

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Offer a toast to him with a Bean Soda
 
2021-06-06 7:54:37 PM  
He was always a great surprise in the movies he showed up in. Most of the time, he wasn't mentioned or seen in the trailers, but when he showed up on screen, he always gave a good performance. Even a bad movie like "The General's Daughter," his scenes made everyone step up their game.
 
2021-06-06 8:02:10 PM  
R.I.P. Link


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2021-06-06 8:13:22 PM  
"Solid"
 
2021-06-06 8:13:24 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: R.I.P. Link

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The Groovy Vestkateers, a rejected Quinn-Martin pilot.
 
2021-06-06 8:14:14 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: R.I.P. Link

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Danger Island. it was part of the Banana Splits show. Me and my brother would watch it when we were kids.

/Old 'nuff for ya? ;)
 
2021-06-06 8:16:50 PM  
"Solid."

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2021-06-06 8:17:16 PM  
the episode where  Linc got shot still haunts me
 
2021-06-06 8:17:33 PM  
I really wanted to be Linc when I was a kid....
/white enough to glow
//former tv addict
///three...ah...ah...ahhhh......
 
2021-06-06 8:20:31 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: R.I.P. Link

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Pretty sure I saw that on PornHub.
 
2021-06-06 8:21:07 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: R.I.P. Link

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"Uh, oh, Chongo!"
 
2021-06-06 8:27:25 PM  
I was a kid when Mod Squad came on and knew instantly Williams and Peggy Lipton were an item.
 
2021-06-06 8:42:50 PM  

Another Government Employee: I was a kid when Mod Squad came on and knew instantly Williams and Peggy Lipton were an item.


They weren't. Lipton was dating Quincy Jones, who produced the show.
 
2021-06-06 8:47:34 PM  

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2021-06-06 9:16:22 PM  

Farkenhostile: A kid these days would probably be asking their great grandparents.

He was awesome in half baked.
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That line cracks me up every time.


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It's such an odd line that he delivers with confidence & glee.
 
2021-06-06 9:46:13 PM  

PerpetualInsomnia: He had some good roles over the years, playing various cops or criminals, but I always loved him in Tales From the Hood. RIP
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He was amazing throughout, but the last three or four minutes of that movie are an absolute cherry on top.  He doesn't just chew the scenery, he death-rolls it, and still makes it work.
 
2021-06-06 9:53:43 PM  
He also guest starred on Law & Order and was spectacular.
 
2021-06-06 10:07:52 PM  
 
2021-06-06 10:41:49 PM  
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RIP Link
 
2021-06-06 10:41:52 PM  
The Mod Squad 1968 - 1973 Opening and Closing Theme
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One of The GRRRRREATEST themes songs, man.
 
2021-06-06 10:46:24 PM  

Lambskincoat: You mean that young guy, from my favorite tv show as a youth? I had a crush on Julie.


She's dead.

Time to let that crush go
 
2021-06-06 10:52:34 PM  

Bermuda59: cretinbob: Jan Brady inconsolable

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Offer a toast to him with a Bean Soda


or perhaps some bean pie
 
2021-06-06 10:55:09 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Peggy Lipton is Rashida Jones' mom, but farkers prob'ly know that already.


Was Rashida Jones's  mom.  WAS.
 
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