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Archive for tag: Paul Napier

SAG-AFTRA Staff and Members Say Goodbye to Paul Napier!

19 March, 2015 (17:03) | 2014, 2015, Biscuits | By: Arlin Miller

There was a large turn out today at both the Mass and the Celebration of Life of Mr. Napier, including both SAG-AFTRA staff and membership friends, The speakers shared warm  remembrances as well as quite a few humorous anecdotes about various aspects of his life. One of the funniest was when someone told the story […]

Paul Napier, Originator of ‘Mr. Goodwrench,’ Dies at 85.

23 February, 2015 (10:45) | 2014, 2015, Biscuits | By: Arlin Miller

February 23, 2015 | 10:06AM PT   Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary Paul Napier, who originated the Mr. Goodwrench character for General Motors, has died. He was 85. Details of his death were not immediately available. Napier broke into show business as a hockey announcer and had more than 400 commercial credits along with TV […]

Generations of L.A. youth have received his sports wisdom!

18 September, 2013 (20:45) | 2013 | By: Arlin Miller

Retired actor Paul Napier — the first Mr. Goodwrench on TV — has been coaching high school and youth sports for decades. And he’s still at it. By Chris Erskine  LA Times September 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m. To fully appreciate Paul Napier, you have to know that he played the original Mr. Goodwrench in the […]

(UPDATE: From Howard Camp) A message from Esai Morales!

18 July, 2013 (17:19) | 2013 | By: Arlin Miller

Howard Update follows this article.   “I served on the National Board along side Esai and I know him to be a caring and dedicated person. I believe the SAG-AFTRA membership will be well served with Esai as our SAG-AFTRA National President. I also know that Jane is a strong leader, with a solid business […]

Veteran AFTRA board members hit the campaign trail!

19 April, 2004 (20:02) | 2004 | By: Arlin Miller

1086505902 67.119.154.14 I’m Russell McConnell, and I want to thank you for the genuine privilege it is to have served you on both the AFTRA and SAG Boards for a number of years. I always felt that whenever I was on the Board I took a step downward in rank. You, the members who make […]