Ned Bellamy

Character actor Ned Bellamy was one of film and television's most prolific supporting players for over three decades, with a string of appearances that included turns on "Seinfeld" (NBC 1989-1998), "Treme" (HBO 2010-13) and "Justified" (FX 2010-15), as well as features like "Ed Wood" (1994), "Twilight" (2008) and "Django Unchained" (2012). Though frequently cast as thugs, hoods and dangerous types, Bellamy was also a talented comic performer, as evidenced by his appearance on "Seinfeld," features like "Mystery Men" (1999), "War, Inc." (2008) and numerous sitcoms. He was also a a dedicated supporter of live theater through Los Angeles' experimental Actors' Gang troupe, which he co-founded with Tim Robbins. Like many character actors, Bellamy's name was less known to audiences than his face, but that level of recognition, borne from decades of work in roles ranging from virtual cameos to major secondary characters, put him in league with some of the greats in his field, whose dependability and versatility ensured their enduring popularity.