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Paul D'Amato, known for his role as 'Dr. Hook' Tim McCracken in the cult classic film 'Slap Shotv
Photo credit: Slap Shot (1977)

Another Beloved Actor From Slap Shot Tragically Passes Away

Published February 21, 2024 at 11:52
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According to various online reports, Paul D'Amato, known for his role as 'Dr. Hook' Tim McCracken in the cult classic film 'Slap Shot', has passed away at the age of 76.

Another Star From The Cult Classic Slap Shot Passes Away




D'Amato's memorable performance as one of the main antagonists in the movie included delivering some iconic lines.



Slap Shot marked the beginning of a successful acting career for D'Amato, who hailed from Worcester, Mass. He went on to appear in major motion pictures like 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate', as well as making regular appearances on the long-running television series 'Law & Order'.

Don Cherry Pays Tribute To Mad Dog Madigan Who Also Passed Away From Slap Shot



In related news, NHL coaching and broadcasting legend Don Cherry recently paid tribute to Connie 'Mad Dog' Madigan, another actor from 'Slap Shot', who passed away at the age of 89.


Madigan, known for his role as goon Ross 'Mad Dog' Madison in the film, was also a tough hockey player in real life, known for his no-nonsense style on the ice. He holds the record as the oldest NHL rookie, debuting at 38 with the St. Louis Blues in 1973.

Madigan, a left-handed defenseman, had a prolific career in the old professional WHL, amassing impressive stats and earning his nickname 'Mad Dog' through his fierce play.

Fans may remember Madigan's appearance in "Slap Shot," where he portrayed one of the Bulldogs players, alongside other memorable characters like 'Dr. Hook' McCracken and Ogie Ogilthorpe.

Madigan's role in the film, including the scene where he famously flashes the bird to booing fans, captures the essence of old-time minor league hockey.


Rest in peace, Mad Dog and Dr Hook. Your contributions to the game and your unforgettable part in 'Slap Shot' will ensure you're never forgotten.
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