Soupy Sales if he is still alive. Otherwise, another slap-stick comedian like Chevy Chase might do. Someone who can turn around his position around immediately as if “turning on a dime” while standing still and looking like they deserve to get hit in the face with a pie.
Whoever the guy is on the Royal Pawn Shop & Loan (on south clark street in the loop) commercials sounds just like Pat Quinn. That nassaled Chicago accent—yuk! While the Royal Pawn Shop guy doesn’t quite look Quinn, as he is younger and bulkier, with makeup etc. he could be a dead ringer.
“Why send your old gold away? Why not just come here and get cash?”
my first thought was also Richard Dreyfuss, but maybe he is missing the height needed to play Quinn. I also like the gene hackman (maybe not goofy enough?), christopher lloyd, fred thompson, steve martin suggestions too.
What about Jim Belushi (with some hair fixes)? He would have an easier time with the chicago dialect…
Homer Simpson… they have the same hair style and rather dumb look on their face. Homer would give his famous “Doah…” everytime the legislature didn’t go along with his plans. The only problem is that Homer actually lives in Springfield while the Governor just pretends to live there.