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Dick Durock

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Richard "Dick" Durock January 18, 1937 – September 17, 2009 was an American actor and stuntman who appeared in over eighty films and over seven hundred television episodes He was perhaps best known for playing Swamp Thing in both the feature films Swamp Thing and The Return of Swamp Thing and the subsequent television show


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Death
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Durock played a Hulk-like creature on the television series The Incredible Hulk, two-part episode titled "The First", in which it was revealed that David Banner was not the first man to become such a creature; another scientist accidentally created one some thirty years before, also while seeking a way to use radiation to increase strength Durock also appeared in the Clint Eastwood films The Enforcer 1976 and Any Which Way You Can 1980 as well as Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze 1975, and Falcon Crest in 1983 in the second-season finale as a henchman for The Cartel Durock also made a brief yet memorable appearance in Rob Reiner's film Stand by Me as a county fair pie-eating champion

Personal life

Durock was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Serbian parents Sadie Medich and David Durock He resided in Southern California and appeared at fan conventions


Durock died from pancreatic cancer at his home in Oak Park, California on September 17, 2009 He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps


  • Death Journey 1976 - Thug
  • Trackdown 1976 - Pool player uncredited
  • The Enforcer 1976 - Karl
  • The Nude Bomb 1978 - Jumpmaster
  • Coast to Coast 1980 - Gregory
  • Any Which Way You Can 1980 - Joe Casey
  • The Incredible Hulk 1981, TV Series - "The First"
  • Swamp Thing 1982 - Swamp Thing
  • They Call Me Bruce 1982 - NY Bodyguard #2
  • Silverado 1985 - Bar Fighter
  • Runaway Train 1985 - Fight Guard uncredited
  • Raw Deal 1986 - Dingo
  • Stand by Me 1986 - Bill Travis
  • Street Justice 1987 - Charlie
  • Blind Date 1987 - Bouncer
  • Remote Control 1988 - Driver #1
  • Mr North 1988 - The Bouncer
  • Deadly Stranger 1988 - Cowboy Smitty
  • The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 - Swamp Thing
  • Swamp Thing: The Series 1990-1993, TV Series - Swamp Thing
  • Delirious 1991 - Riley
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 - Man at Subway Station uncredited
  • The Hunted 1998 - Mack the Henchman final film role


  1. ^ a b c Blasko, Erin 2009-09-24 "South Bend native, 'Swamp Thing' actor Dick Durock fondly recalled" South Bend Tribune Retrieved 2009-09-24 
  2. ^ a b "Richard Durock" South Bend Tribune 2009-09-24 Retrieved 2009-09-24 
  3. ^ RIP Dick Durock
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External links

  • Dick Durock on IMDb
  • Dick Durock at the TCM Movie Database
  • Dick Durock at Find a Grave
  • Dick Durock at Memory Alpha a Star Trek wiki
  • Obituary South Bend Tribune

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