Charles McDaniel (August 28, 1930 - September 15, 1997) was an actor, best known for playing Lawrence Cohen's father in The Goonies, a 1985 film.

Life and careerEdit

Born in New York on August 28, 1930, McDaniel grew to be an actor and writer, best known for The Goonies (1985), when he was 55.

He also appeared in Absolute Power (1997) and Conspiracy Theory (1997).


He died on September 15, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 67.