Character actor Don Brockett seldom had more than bit parts in movies and yet still managed to stay gainfully employed in the motion picture and television industry. His film credits include Flashdance (1983), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Hoffa (1991). Brockett made his final film appearance in Houseguest (1995). Fans of the long-running PBS children's series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood will know that he spent 30 years on the show appearing as Chef Brockett. In addition to his acting career, Brockett was well-known in Pittsburg for writing, producing and directing musicals and industrial productions for local conventions and trade shows.