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Gregory Walcott, a character actor who starred in Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space, has died. He was 87 years old. His son, Todd Mattox, announced that his father died on March 20 on his Facebook page, notes Entertainment Weekly. While Walcott is best known today for his role in the cult classic - which is often considered one of the worst films ever made - he was a prolific character actor with over 114 credits to his name. His career started in the early 1905s with uncredited roles, but he noticed for his part as a drill instructor in 1955’s Battle Cry. He went on to take other military roles, appearing in Mister Roberts and Midway. As Deadline notes, he had a long relationship with Clint Eastwood that went back all the way to Eastwood’s TV days. He appeared in several films with Eastwood, including Joe Kidd, Every Which Way But Loose and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Walcott also appeared in TV shows like Dallas, Murder, She Wrote and The Six Million Dollar Man. Other film credits include Steven Spielberg’s first theatrical feature, The Sugarland Express and Norma Rae. He made his final appearance in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood biopic in 1994. Walcott is survived by three children.