Actor Bernie Casey, who appeared in such films as Boxcar Bertha, Never Say Never Again and Revenge of the Nerds after a career as a standout NFL wide receiver, has died. He was 78. Born Bernard Terry Casey in Wyco, West Virginia on June 8, 1939 He played football at Bowling Green University and then professionally for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before becoming an actor Casey made his movie debut in the sequel Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), during the Blaxploitation era starring in such films as “Black Chariot” (1971), “Black Gunn” (1972) and “Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde” (1976), and years later, he appeared in the genre parody “I'm Gonna Git You Sucka” (1988). He’s probably best remembered for two roles TV’s “Brian's Song” and the horror film “Gargoyles”.