The old guy who played Rufus in the Bill & Ted movies died the other day. He was 71, which is pretty old.
The old guy from the Bill & Ted movies rose to prominence when he appeared alongside Keanu Reeves and a young guy who wasn’t Keanu Reeves in the 1989 comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The old guy from the Bill & Ted movies cemented his position as the preeminent old guy from the Bill & Ted movies with an appearance two years later as Rufus in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.
Eager to capitalise on his sudden fame, the old guy from the Bill & Ted movies took on a diverse range of roles, including the voice of Rufus in the animated series Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures.
Aside from his extensive Bill & Ted-related career, the old guy from the Bill & Ted movies is best known for his monologue “Seven Words You Can’t Say On Television”. David Mamet later adapted the seven words for the stage under the title Glengarry Glenn Ross.