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July 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Maury Chaykin, who appeared in SG-1's "Off the Grid" and "Beachhead", passed away today.


R.I.P. ubiquitous character actor Maury Chaykin

Character actor Maury Chaykin, a familiar face known equally for volatile comic performances in stuff from WarGames to Entourage as for playing the titular detective in A&E’s A Nero Wolfe Story, died earlier today. Today was also his 61st birthday.


July 27th, 2010, 03:57 PM
This may be insensitive to the dead but I have no idea who this is.

July 27th, 2010, 04:05 PM
He played Nerus in SG1 among many other roles including Sheriff Cobb in Eureka.:)

I rather liked him.*Sigh*

RIP Maury.:(

July 27th, 2010, 05:43 PM
61 years old...kinda young. :(

July 27th, 2010, 06:03 PM
R. I. P.

Alan Wake
July 27th, 2010, 06:57 PM
I was wondering why there wasn't a thread for this earlier.

This is indeed sad.

July 27th, 2010, 07:10 PM
I remember him best from Whale Music (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111687/), a fabulous movie if you ever get a chance to see it.

My condolences go out to his family.

Pharaoh Atem
July 27th, 2010, 07:19 PM

July 27th, 2010, 10:33 PM

61 is far too young to die. I remember him best as Nero Wolfe, even though I never watched the show regularly.

July 28th, 2010, 02:55 AM
Other than Stargate, I remember him best from "The Art of War" which he did with Wesley Snipes. Shame really, 61 is young and it's always sad to see someone who we've enjoyed seeing on screen die.

July 28th, 2010, 11:10 AM
So sorry to hear this:( I loved Nero Wolfe and loved seeing him as Nerus also.

July 28th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Very sad. By chance I was watching Beachhead today. Recognised him from lots of other things, but I liked Nerus.

July 29th, 2010, 03:47 PM
R.I.P Maury. :(

Supreme Commander Sil
July 30th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Nerus was awesome :(. From what I could tell, he was a great actor :(. 61 is very young. I know people approaching that age that have more energy than a puppy!

Martina Magnus
July 30th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Awwwwh No :( 61 ? He was so young ...
R.I.P Maury :(

August 1st, 2010, 03:12 PM
For those that are classic movie buffs like me, he also played Sam Tipton, the witness with the non-prescription reading glasses in the film "My Cousin Vinney".

R.I.P. Maury Chaykin with condolences and respect to family and friends. :sam59:

August 4th, 2010, 09:06 PM
RIP Maury. May you sail on the pyramid ships....:)

Lord Yu
August 5th, 2010, 02:25 PM
I know the name Nerus but i can't quite pin it down. Was he the Goa'uld with the huge appitite?

August 5th, 2010, 02:32 PM
I know the name Nerus but i can't quite pin it down. Was he the Goa'uld with the huge appitite?

Yes, he was. This (http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=188&pos=159) is him.

June 11th, 2011, 06:07 AM
This is sad :( I love Nerus! Funniest character I had seen on the show for ages!

July 7th, 2011, 09:03 AM
I remember him for the movie Mouse Hunt, I loved that movie as a kid

July 21st, 2011, 07:09 PM
I couldn't help it, when I found this out I cried and when I saw the tribute to him in the "In Memoriam" section of the Oscars, I bawled like a baby. He was so absolutely hilarious as Nerus and he will always be the detective character Nero Wolfe to me. Maury, we love you so much and will so miss you.

August 4th, 2011, 06:14 PM
RIP, you were a good actor

August 6th, 2011, 08:17 PM
I raise my "individually frosted cake" in his memory.

RIP, Mr. Chaykin.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
September 24th, 2012, 05:52 PM
i remember he had a small role in Joe Pesci's "my cousin vinny." movie.

September 28th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Wow.. surprised i am just finding this thread

December 21st, 2012, 03:47 AM
Dang, to bad, i thought he did the role justice =[


April 11th, 2014, 08:35 AM

He was a good actor.

August 25th, 2015, 07:22 PM
He was very "interesting". Like Stargate itself, I will be mourning him.

August 27th, 2015, 05:02 PM
You know it is a tribute when 5 years later we are still mourning him. Mr. Chaykin was one of a kind.