Wilford appeared with longtime friend Robert Duvall for the sixth time in My Fellow Americans in 1996.
Wilford made his television movie debut in The Oregon Trail in 1976.
Wilford gave an outstanding performance in a departure from his usual role, as the sinister head of security at a crooked law firm in The Firm in 1993, based on the John Grisham novel.
Wilford was a founding member of the Los Angeles Actor's Theatre.
Wilford starred in an off-Broadway revival of The Petrified Forest.
Wilford likes to read, draw, and spend time with his family.
Wilford has appeared in television commercials for Quaker oatmeal since the early '90s.
Wilford appears in the commercial campaign for Liberty Medical, a distributor of Diabetes-detection equipment.
Wilford married Lynne on September 27, 1955. They raised three children together.
Wilford played Jessica Lange's disillusioned father who watched his family farm falter before his eyes in Country in 1984.
Wilford opposed the proposition that would have put a stop to cock-fighting, he is a fan of the activity, traveling often to Arizona to watch them fight.
Wilford has been parodied by many, namely on Saturday Night Live, by John Goodman.
Wilford is a diabetic.
Wilford played Robert Redford's skeptical manager turned believer in The Natural in 1984.
Wilford played Ted Spindler, the plant foreman who knew that conditions were unsafe in The China Syndrome in 1979.
Wilford played a frisky senior citizen alongside Don Ameche and Jessica Tandy in Ron Howard's fantasy film Cocoon in 1985, and in the sequel Cocoon: The Return in 1988.
Wilford was first exposed to the show business world, when he started shoeing horses for stables that provided animals for movies and television westerns.
Wilford was a farmer, ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith before he started in show business.
Wilford was a horseback rider in rodeos until he gained too much weight to continue, at which point he went on to train race horses.
Wilford spent three years as a bodyguard for Howard Hughes in the late 1950s.
Wilford dropped out of high school after his junior year, to serve in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean war.