Chris Pratt Stunt Double Tony McFarr Dies At 47



Tony McFarr, a stuntman best known as the stunt double for the legendary actor Chris Pratt in blockbuster films like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World,” passed away this week at the age of 47.

McFarr’s death was first reported by TMZ but was later confirmed on the website of the Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home in Merritt Island, Florida. Tony’s mother told TMZ that the circumstances of his death are unknown and his passing was unexpected.

The Orange County Medical Examiner has confirmed to Deadline that an exam has taken place and a cause/manner of death is pending toxicology results. His date of passing is listed as May 13, when he was found unresponsive.


McFarr was born on October 12, 1976. Tony made his debut as a stunt double in the 2011 film “Bones,” serving as a double for Geoff Stults. In the following years, McFarr accumulated several movie credits, including “Rock of Ages,” “Teen Wolf,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” and “Burn Notice.”

It was not until 2015 that McFarr crossed paths with Chris Pratt when he was hired as his stunt double in the 2015 film “Jurassic World.” This marked the start of a collaboration and friendship between the two. Pratt and McFarr continued working together through the Jurassic sequels, as well as on other projects Pratt became involved in, such as “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

As well as his career as a stunt double, Tony also made appearances in several small acting roles, such as episodes of “One Tree Hill,” “Burn Notice,” “Army Wives,” and “MacGyver.”

Since 2013, McFarr has been the owner of Reel Bowls restaurant near Orlando. According to his Linkedin page, he owned a total of three restaurants in that career, including an eatery called The Fit Kitchen.

According to TMZ, he is survived by a daughter, his parents and a sister. Services are pending.


Rest in peace!


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