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Meet Actor John Voldstad, Who Played ‘My Other Brother Darryl,’ at Retro Ski Weekend

Actor John Voldstad, part of the famous “Larry, Darryl and Darryl” trio on the Newhart show, will make multiple appearances in Beech Mountain on Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20.

Fans of 1980s pop culture will have a chance to meet him, one of the more memorable television characters from that decade, during the Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain.

John Voldstad
John Voldstad

Voldstad played the role of “my other brother Darryl” on the sitcom from 1982-90. Each time the trio appeared in an episode, Larry would announce: “Hi, I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.”

Neither of the Darryls ever said a word until the final episode, but Voldstad promises to be more talkative during his time in Beech Mountain.

John Voldstad

“When we were doing press tours and making appearances at that time, they didn’t want us talking, but I’m excited to talk to fans and pose for pictures in Beech Mountain,” Voldstad said. “Bob Newhart was a great guy. We were like a family on the set. At the last show, everyone was upset that it was over. I knew there would never be anything like that again.”

In addition to chatting about his role on Newhart, Voldstad will also share stories about being in the cast of the 1981 hit movie Stripes with Bill Murray, John Candy and Harold Ramis.

Voldstad’s main appearance at Beech Mountain will be an autograph session from 9:30-11:00 am Saturday morning at Fred’s General Mercantile. Fans can meet the actor and receive an autographed photo for $5. Voldstad will make appearances Saturday afternoon with the Carolina Ghostbusters in the ski village at Beech Mountain Resort. He is also scheduled to judge the Madonna Look-Alike Contest Friday night at the Mile High Tavern, and the Totally Retro Apparel Contest Saturday night at Beech Mountain Resort.

More information about the Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain is available by calling 800-468-5506 or online at www.BeechMtn.com.