Brick Bronsky, the former professional wrestler who appeared in Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD and three other films for Troma Entertainment, has passed away. He was 57 years old.
Bronsky died August 23 of complications from COVID-19 at a hospital in Allentown, Pa., Said his friend and former wrestling teammate Jonathan Holliday Hollywood journalist.
The colorful Bronsky made his film debut as Jughead in the original 1990 superhero comedy Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, with Rick Gianasi, then played student journalist Roger Smith in Nuke ‘Em High Class 2: Subhumanoid Collapse (1991).
He returned as Roger – and played his twin sons, Adlai and Dick, to boot – in Nuke ‘Em High Class 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Subhumanoid (1994) and portrayed Dick again in Back to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013).
He was back as Jughead in a 2000 episode of Troma’s Edge TV.
Aside from Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma, Bronsky was a Russian fighter in The quest (1996), directed and performed by Jean-Claude Van Damme; appeared in the hostage drama Spin cycle (2000); and directed, produced and performed in Masked mutilator (2019).
Born Jeffrey Mark Beltzner on April 18, 1964 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Bronsky started out as a bodybuilder and qualified for the Mr. America competition in 1984, but chose not to participate.
After graduating from Penn State University, he moved to Canada to become a Calgary-based professional wrestler with Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling. He later fought briefly in regional World Wrestling Federation matches in the United States and promoted wrestling and boxing matches.
Survivors include her children Jordan, Raquel and Tyler. The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses.