Via David Hudson comes the news that this great Canadian character actor, who I bumped into once or twice in Hollywood, has passed on very sadly on 61st birthday.

I had planned to do something longer tonight, but that can wait. Right now, Mr. Chaykin’s most high profile moment. Say what you like about “Dances with Wolves,” Maury Chaykin was the man for Major Fambrough — and many other — great parts.