Actor Lou Perryman was murdered in his home down in Texas the other day. He's best known for appearances in movies like "Boys Don't Cry", "Poltergeist", and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2", but he did appear in some TV productions.
Apparently, a 26 year old Austin man, who had stopped taking his medications for bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms, beat his mother's roommate with a garden tool last Wednesday. Then he walked three miles to the home of Lou Perryman, whom he didn't know, and killed him before taking Perryman's car. The next day he drove to the courthouse in Travis County and turned himself in.
Here are the TV credits for Lou Perryman which were listed at the IMDb.com:
Two Mothers for Zachary (1996) (TV) .... Assistant Manager
The Unspoken Truth (1995) (TV) (as Lou Perry) .... Heatherington
The Substitute Wife (1994) (TV) .... Saloon Keeper
"Walker, Texas Ranger" .... Bartender
- Thunderhawk (2000)
Putting a Toobworld spin on a couple of those entries, the soul of the Nebraska frontier saloon keeper ("The Substitute Wife") may have been born to rerun as the Texas bartender in that episode of 'Walker, Texas Ranger'.
It all just goes to show you how random Life - and death - can be......
As Red Skelton would say, Good night and may God bless......