Sydney Walker (May 5, 1921 – September 30, 1994) was an American actor.

Early Life

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sydney Walker was primarily a stage actor, performing in twenty-eight Broadway plays between 1961 and 1973. In 1967, he was nominated for a Tony Award as "Best Featured Actor in a Play" for his performance in The Wild Duck.


As a character actor in motion pictures, he appeared in the 1970 blockbuster film Love Story following which he acted in the television soap opera The Guiding Light for the 1970-71 season. His most prominent film role came in the 1992 movie Prelude to a Kiss, in which he was featured as a dying elderly man who switches bodies with a newlywed portrayed by Meg Ryan. He had a small role in the 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire as the bus driver who finds a small attraction to Mrs. Doubtfire.

Walker also provided the voice for the children's toy "Grampa Time" (a toy that had a nightlight and told bedtime stories).

Between 1966 and 1969 Sidney Walker was a principal player in Ellis Raab's APA-Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City working with an extraordinary group including Rosemary Harris, Donald Moffet, Keene Curtis, Paul Sparer, Nancy Marchand, all of whom were to have significant careers in movies, television and theatre.


Walker died of cancer in San Francisco, California in 1994.

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