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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actors

    Prince: Born: 1958-06-07 - Died: 2016-04-21
    Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as simply Prince (or at one point “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” or an unpronounceable symbol), was a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a huge, iconic pop sensation with an impressive career spanning from the mid-seventies through 2016 when he met his untimely demise. His music was […]
    George Kennedy: Born: 1925-02-18 - Died: 2016-02-28
    George Kennedy was an actor who appeared in over two hundred films and TV shows. Among is most memorable appearances were in Cool Hand Luke, Airport, The Naked Gun, Dallas, and Creepshow 2.
    George Gaynes: Born: 1917-05-16 - Died: 2016-02-15
    George Gaynes was a singer, actor, and comedy performer. He is best known for his roles in Police Academy, Tootsie, and Punky Brewster.
    Joe Alaskey: Born: 1952-04-17 - Died: 2016-02-03
    Joe Alaskey was an actor, comedian, and voice artist best known as a successor to Mel Blanc for the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety and others from Loony Tunes. He also voiced Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats.
    Abe Vigoda: Born: 1921-02-24 - Died: 2016-01-26
    Abe Vigoda was an actor best known for roles like Sal Tessio in The Godfather and Phil Fish on Barney Miller. He was also in many other films and television shows including The Stuff, Look Who’s Talking, Prancer, Joe Versus the Volcano, North, Underworld, Good Burger, Wings, MacGyver, and many more.
    Dan Haggerty: Born: 1941-11-19 - Died: 2016-01-15
    Dan Haggerty was an actor best known as Grizzly Adams in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. He also appeared in numerous films including Easy Rider, Bury Me an Angel, Hex, Terror Night, Elves, and Motocross Kids.
    Alan Rickman: Born: 1946-02-21 - Died: 2016-01-14
    Alan Rickman was an actor best known as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. He was also in such notable films as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, and Dogma. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, won a BAFTA Award, a […]
    Michael Galeota: Born: 1984-08-28 - Died: 2016-01-10
    Michael Galeota was an actor best known for his role as Nick Lighter on the Disney Channel show The Jersey.
    David Margulies: Born: 1937-02-19 - Died: 2016-01-11
    David Margulies was an actor best known for roles like the mayor in Ghostbusters and Tony Soprano’s lawyer on The Sopranos. Other films in his filmography include: The Front, Last Embrace, Hide in Plain Sight, Dressed to Kill, Times Square, I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, Daniel, Brighton Beach Memoirs, 9 1/2 Weeks, Ishtar, […]
    David Bowie: Born: 1947-01-08 - Died: 2016-01-10
    David Bowie was a musician, actor, and artist. He was a true icon with a career spanning over half a century. He inspired countless other artists, not to mention legions of fans around the world.
    Angus Scrimm: Born: 1926-08-19 - Died: 2016-01-09
    Angus Scrimm was an actor best known for his role as the Tall Man from the Phantasm horror movie franchise from Don Coscarelli. Before his acting career, he was a journalist. He wrote for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, among others.
    Jason Wingreen: Born: 1920-10-09 - Died: 2015-12-25
    Jason Wingreen was an actor best known as the voice of bounty hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back. That is in the original version before it was changed for a DVD release to match the actor who portrayed the character in prequel Attack of the Clones. Wingreen also appeared in Oh God!, Airplane!, […]
    Fred Thompson: Born: 1942-08-19 - Died: 2015-11-01
    Fred Thompson was a politician, columnist, radio host, and actor. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate as a Republican from 1994 to 2003. He served as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of State, and he was in The Hunt for Red October, Days of Thunder, and Sinister, among […]
    Dickie Moore: Born: 1925-09-12 - Died: 2015-09-07
    Dickie Moore was an actor, who is credited as being one of the last surviving actors to have appeared in silent film. He appeared in over 100 films until the 1950s. These included the Our Gang series, Oliver Twist, Blonde Venus, Sergeant York, and Out of the Past.
    Martin Milner: Born: 1931-12-28 - Died: 2015-09-06
    Martin Milner was an actor best known for Route 66 and Adam-12. His filmography included roles in Halls of Montezuma, Dial M for Murder, Gunfight at the OK. Corral, 13 Ghosts, and Valley of the Dolls among many others. Other TV work included The Lone Ranger, Dragnet, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone, Gidget, The Virginian, […]
    Wes Craven: Born: 1939-08-02 - Died: 2015-08-30
    Wes Craven was a film director, writer, producer, and actor best known for creating what are considered some of the most landmark horror films of all time, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, and Scream. Other well-known titles include: The Hills Have Eyes, Shocker, The People Under the Stairs, […]
    Terrence Evans: Born: 1934-06-20 - Died: 2015-08-07
    Terrence Evans was an actor with a substantial filmography in film and television spanning from the 70s through 2010.
    George Cole: Born: 1925-04-22 - Died: 2015-08-05
    George Cole was an actor best known for his role as Arthur Daley on Minder and Flash Harry in the St Trinian’s films.
    Shawn Robinson: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-07-28
    Shawn Robinson was a Hollywood stuntman known for work on many hit films including Guardians of the Galaxy, the first three Transformers pictures, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among many others.
    Roddy Piper: Born: 1954-04-17 - Died: 2015-07-31
    Roddy Piper, also known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Hot Rod” (real name: Roderick George “Roddy” Toombs) was a professional wrestler and an actor from Canada, but known more for his Scottish heritage, which he used heavily as part of his wrestling persona. Piper was one of the bets-known stars in professional wrestling history, up […]
    Sean Malone: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-07-29
    Sean Malone was an actor best known for roles in 2010’s The Fighter and 2007’s Gone Baby Gone. He also appeared in The Forger, Whaling City, Scalpers, and a short called Leo. In The Fighter, Malone played the role of Wolfie. In Gone Baby Gone he was Skinny Ray. The Forger with John Travolta was […]
    Robert Harris: Born: 1930-04-12 - Died: 2015-07-23
    Robert Harris was an actor best known for his role in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. He had a particularly memorable role as the old man who worked at the country store, and sold guns, sandwiches, and a product called “Fox Piss”. He also appeared in Junebug and Eyeborgs. While he didn’t have many film credits, […]
    Theodore Bikel: Born: 1924-05-02 - Died: 2015-07-21
    Theordore Bikel was an Academy Award-nominated actor and folk musician as well as an activist. Bikel’s first role was in The African Queeen. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Sheriff Max Muller in The Defiant Ones. His filmography includes: The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, Never Let Me Go, A Day to […]
    Olaf Pooley: Born: 1914-03-13 - Died: 2015-07-14
    Olaf Pooley was an actor and writer from Parkstone, Poole, Dorset. he is best known for roles on Star Trek and Doctor Who. He wrote, directed and appeared in The Johnstown Monster and wrote the screenplay for a film version of Bernard Taylor’s novel The Godsend. He also wrote the television film Falcon’s Gold and […]
    Alex Rocco: Born: 1936-02-29 - Died: 2015-07-18
    Alex Rocco was an actor best known for his role as Moe Greene in The Godfather. Other notable films include Lady in White, Dream a Little Dream, Get Shorty, and That Thing You Do. Notable TV work included Batman, Starsky & Hutch, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Facts of Life, CHiPs, The Golden Girls, […]
    Roger Rees: Born: 1944-05-05 - Died: 2015-07-10
    Roger Rees was a Tony Award-winning actor best known for his stage work in works like The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and numerous other stage productions. He was also a television and film actor with notable roles on Cheers and The West Wing.
    Omar Sharif: Born: 1932-04-10 - Died: 2015-07-10
    Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl. He was nominated for an Academy Award and won 2 Golden Globes for Lawrence of Arabia. He also won a Golden Globe for Doctor Zhivago.
    Irwin Keyes: Born: 1952-03-16 - Died: 2015-07-08
    Irwin Keyes was an actor who appeared in over 40 films. He had a recurring role on the Jefferson’s, and appeared in movies like The Warriors, Friday the 13th, The Flinstones, and House of 1000 Corpses.
    Jack Carter: Born: 1922-06-24 - Died: 2015-06-28
    Jack Carter was a comedian, actor, and television host. His real name was actually Jack Chakrin. He had a comedy act that has been compared to those of Milton Berle and Morey Amsterdam.
    Patrick Macnee: Born: 1922-02-06 - Died: 2015-06-25
    Patrick Macnee was an actor known for his role as John Steed on The Avengers. He also appeared in A View to a Kill, The Love Boat, The Twilight Zone, and Murder, She Wrote among many other television shows and movies.