RIP Vincent Schiavelli


I will never forget the goosebumps I got when you yelled, “THIS IS MY TRAIN,” at Patrick Swayze in the movie Ghost. The way you took control of that train and kicked the shit out of Patrick Swayze’s ghost has stuck in my mind since I saw that movie at the Mira Mesa 4 theater in 1990.

Even though most people would say Whoppi stole the show in Ghost, I believe you should have grabbed a supporting actor nod as well.

When I was fifteen, I was baby-sitting this bratty child and I sat down in his play room to entertain him. When I picked up his “Thomas The Train Engine” toy to play make believe, he grabbed it from my hands and screamed, “THIS IS MY TRAIN!!!!” Your face immediately popped into my mind.

That was the kind of impact you had on my life and I hope you know you will be missed. RIP