Remembering Tony McFarr: Hollywood Stuntman and Restaurant Owner Passes Away at 47

Tony McFarr, a well-known Hollywood stuntman who is best remembered for doubling for Chris Pratt in blockbusters such as “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Jurassic World,” has passed away at the age of 47. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office in Florida confirmed his death, which occurred on May 13 at his home in Orlando. The cause and manner of his death remain unknown, pending a toxicology report.

McFarr was a stalwart within the stunt industry, with a career that spanned over 60 productions between the years 2011 and 2022. He made his big break in the industry as an uncredited stunt double on the television series “Bones” in 2011, and would go on to become one of the most recognizable faces in cinema. His credits spanned a wide range of popular movies and TV shows, including “Captain America: Civil War,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Despite his prominence within the industry, McFarr remained humble and down-to-earth. Speaking about his experience working with the stuntman, Chris Pratt praised his toughness and work ethic. The pair had worked on several movies together, and Pratt recalled an incident in which McFarr had taken a nasty blow to the head during filming. Despite the injury, he was back on set ready to work soon after.

In addition to his work in film and television, McFarr was also a successful restaurateur. He had opened three different food establishments, including one called the Reel Bowls poké bar, inspired by the cuisine he discovered while working on “Jurassic World.” He also owned The Fit Kitchen with his wife.

News of McFarr’s passing has been met with an outpouring of grief and condolences from across the entertainment industry. Many who had worked closely with him over the years shared fond memories of their time together, highlighting his professionalism and talent as a stuntman.

McFarr leaves behind a wife and three children, as well as countless friends and colleagues who will remember him fondly. While his loss represents a significant blow to the entertainment industry, his legacy will undoubtedly endure for years to come

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