Prolific movie and TV actor

From Staff and Wire Reports

Julius J. Carry III, 56, an actor who had a long career in films and television, including a scene-stealing turn as Sho’nuff in the 1985 film “The Last Dragon,” died Aug. 19 of complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Studio City.

A native of Chicago, Carry left the Midwest to pursue an acting career in California. He made his big-screen debut in 1979’s “Disco Godfather” and that year also had a part in “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.” Over the next 25 years, he landed a steady stream of jobs on a variety of television programs including “The White Shadow,” “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,” “Tales from the Crypt,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Murphy Brown.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, his height -- 6 feet 5 -- made him perfectly suited to play Sho’nuff, the bad guy who yearns to be the “Shogun of Harlem” in the cult action-comedy “The Last Dragon.”