Death of a Goomba
THOMAS MERDIS Died Jun. 1, 2008
Actor Thomas Merdis died at age 62. Mr. Merdis credits include “A Time to Kill,” the TV series “In the Heat of the Night,” “Super Mario Bros,” and “My Cousin Vinny.” Mr. Merdis served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
I worked with Thomas on SMB. He was a good-natured guy, and really enjoyed performing. He was also a Viet Nam vet, and very proud of his service.
One of his best roles was the evangelist in “A Time to Kill.”