Today is Wilford Brimley's 77th birthday. Before you duck out on the office early to head off to some rager celebrating the WB’s big day, Screen Junkies would like to let you know exactly who you are celebrating. Wilford Brimley is so much more than a man with a mustache that suffers from diabeetus. He is also a proud father, loving widower, and a passionate outdoors-man.

Please note that eight of the items listed are true, and one is a lie. Because we value responsible journalism at Break Media, we will provide you with an answer as to which is the lie, but not before you click through to the end. I need those page views.


9. Wilford Brimley Has Used His Own Money To Reverse Bans On Horse Racing and Cockfighting

He has invested in and raised racehorses, and argues that the ban on cockfighting is an infringement on personal liberties.

8. Wilford Brimley Is A Mormon

He was born in Salt Lake City and has been devoted to the church his entire life.

7. Wilford Brimley Released A Jazz Album In 2004

He titled it This Time, The Dream's On Me, and it features a number of jazz standards.

6. Wilford Brimley Has Worked As A Blacksmith

His job as a blacksmith actually lead to his acting career. After shoeing horses for TV and film productions, he then progressed into roles as a riding extra in old westerns. The rest is history.

5. Wilford Brimley Was Scheduled To Speak In The Twin Towers on September 13th, 2001

Regarding the commitment and events of 9/11, Brimley said "The world changed more in those two days than it did the entire decade before."

4. Wilford Brimley Has Been Described As “A Fine Singer With A Rich, Warm Voice”

This praise was lavished on him by Joel Leach, the director of the Cal State University Northridge jazz band, who probably knows a thing or two about voices.

3. Wilford Brimley Served As Howard Hughes’ Bodyguard

Wilford took the job as a young man before he transitioned into acting, never leveraging his connection to the billionaire for any personal gain beyond employment.

2. Wilford Brimley Is Known For Whoopee Cushion Pranks On Set

This may come as something of a surprise, but he's been known to lighten the mood

1. Wilford Brimley Was A Professional Rodeo Rider Until He Became Too Fat To Ride Horses

He had been working as a professional rodeo rider and farmer, but his weight gain forced him to transition to blacksmithing and horseshoeing, which eventually led to his acting career.

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LIE: Wilford Brimley Was Scheduled To Speak In The Twin Towers on September 13th, 2001

If he had been scheduled to speak, those terrorists wouldn't have dared to knock down the towers.