Scott Brady is an American actor born on September 12, 1924 as Gerard Kenneth Tierney. During World War II, Brady entered the Navy and was a boxing champion. After his discharge, he supported himself with odds jobs, such as being a lumberjack. He decided to start taking acting classes in hopes of following in the footsteps of his older brother and actor Lawrence Tierney. Brady's film career was riddled with films in which he portrayed the tough guy character, appearing in movies "He Walked by Night," "Cannon City" and "Johnny Guitar." He also had a few roles on television series including "The Virginian" and "Police Story." Brady was also offered the role of Archie Bunker in the television show "All in the Family" but he turned down the offer and continued his work in film. His last role was in the movie "Gremlins" in 1984. One year later on April 16, 1985 Brady died from pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 60.