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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actors

    James Best: Born: 1926-07-26 - Died: 2015-04-06
    James Best was an actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also on In the Heat of the Night, The Twilight Zone, and in a number of other films and TV shows dating back to 1950.
    Tom Towles: Born: 1950-03-20 - Died: 2015-04-05
    Tom Towles was an actor best known for his efforts in the horror genre with roles in Henry: Portrait of Serial Killer, the Night of the Living Dead remake, and Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He also appeared in Fortress, Mad Dog and Glory, Blood in Blood Out, Miami Vice […]
    Windell Middlebrooks: Born: 1979-01-08 - Died: 2015-03-10
    Windell Middlebrooks was an actor, who appeared on numerous television shows including Body of Proof, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Scrubs, ER, Entourage, Hannah Montana, and others. He was also recognizable from Miller High Life commercials.
    Daniel von Bargen: Born: 1950-06-05 - Died: 2015-03-01
    Daniel von Bargen was an actor best known for his role as Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld and Commandant Edwin Spangler on Malcolmn in the Middle. He also appeared in a number of films including London Betty, RoboCop 3, Basic Instinct, Broken Arrow, Universal Soldier: The Return, Truman, The Majestic, Philadelphia, A Civil Action, Thinner, O […]
    Leonard Nimoy: Born: 1931-03-26 - Died: 2015-02-27
    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
    Louis Jourdan: Born: 1921-06-19 - Died: 2015-02-14
    Louis Jourdan was an actor best known for roles in The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of Everything, The V.I.P.s and Octopussy.
    Taylor Negron: Born: 1957-08-01 - Died: 2015-01-10
    Taylor Negron was an actor and comedian who appeared in over 120 films and TV shows. On the big screen, Negron is best known for roles in Angels in the Outfield, Better Off Dead, Bio-dome, Fast Times and Ridgemont High, Stuart Little, and Nothing but Trouble. On the small screen, Negron had guest roles on […]
    Greg Plitt: Born: 1977-11-03 - Died: 2015-01-17
    Greg Plitt was an American model and actor, best known for being on Bravo’s TV series Work Out. As a model, he was a spokesperson for various fitness/beauty products such as Old Spice, Under Armour, Bowflex, and Calvin Klein.
    Darren Shalavi: Born: 1972-08-05 - Died: 2015-01-14
    Darren Shalavi was an actor, martial artist, and stuntman known best as Taylor “The Twister” Milos in Ip Man 2. He also portrayed Kano in Mortal Kombat: Legacy and appeared on Arrow.
    Edward Herrmann: Born: 1943-07-21 - Died: 2014-12-31
    Edward Herrmann was an actor, director, writer, and comedian. He was best known for his acting roles on Gilmore Girls, The Lost Boys, and as Franklin D. Roosevelt, for which he was nominated for an Emmy.
    Ken Weatherwax: Born: 1955-09-29 - Died: 2014-12-07
    Ken Weatherwax was an American actor best known for his role as Pugsley Addams on the classic TV show The Addams Family. He reprised the role in the 1977 TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family, but did not do any more acting after that.
    Mike Nichols: Born: 1931-11-06 - Died: 2014-11-19
    Mike Nichols was an American director, writer, and producer whose direction of the 1968 classic The Graduate won him an Academy Award. Nichols was a Hollywood heavyweight, directing films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Nichols, who was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, […]
    Richard Schaal: Born: 1928-05-05 - Died: 2014-11-04
    Richard Schaal was an American TV and movie actor who began his career in Chicago’s famous Second City improv troupe. He’s best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore show, but he also appeared an many classic sitcoms including Rhoda and The Bob Newhart Show.
    Gerard Parkes: Born: 1924-10-16 - Died: 2014-10-19
    Actor of the stage and screen, Gerard (Gerry) Parkes was born in Ireland but moved to Canada to kick off his acting career. He’s best known in the States for playing the role of Doc on Fraggle Rock. Parkes actually had a thing for playing “Doc” roles – playing “Doc” on the Canadian TV show […]
    Skip E. Lowe: Born: 1929-06-05 - Died: 2014-09-22
    Skip E. Lowe, real name Sammy Labella, was an American talk show host. He is best known for hosting the public access show Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood, which first aired in 1978. This show, and his persona, was the inspiration behind Martin Short’s Jiminy Glick character. Lowe also appeared in a over a […]
    Richard Kiel: Born: 1939-08-13 - Died: 2014-08-10
    Richard Kiel was an American actor best known for portraying the James Bond villain Jaws in the films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Others may know Kiel as Mr. Larson in the 1996 Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore. The actor stood nearly seven feet, two inches tall, and his height, coupled with his […]
    Stephen Lee: Born: 1955-11-11 - Died: 2014-08-14
    Stephen Lee was a character actor from New Jersey, who appeared in over 200 television shows over the years, in addition to nearly 40 movies, including Robocop 2, Dolls, and La Bamba.
    Richard Attenborough: Born: 1923-08-29 - Died: 2014-08-24
    Richard Attenborough was an English actor, director, and producer whose career spanned seven decades. As a director and producer, Attenborough is best known for the 1982 biopic Gandhi – which won Academy Awards for directer, lead acting, and Best Picture. As an actor, Attenborough had a sizable list of credits, but is best known for […]
    Robin Williams: Born: 1951-07-21 - Died: 2014-08-11
    Robin Williams really needs no introduction. You know who he is. He was a beloved actor and comedian, who broke out in the late 70s as Mork in Mork & Mindy, then went on to star in a slew of hugely popular films, such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, […]
    James Garner: Born: 1928-04-07 - Died: 2014-07-19
    James Garner was an actor best known for roles on the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files. He also appeared in over 50 films, including The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, and The Notebook, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
    Bob Hastings: Born: 1925-04-18 - Died: 2014-06-30
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
    Meshach Taylor: Born: 1947-04-11 - Died: 2014-06-28
    Meshach Taylor was an actor known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women and Hollywood in the film Mannequin. He was also on the show Dave’s World.
    Casey Kasem: Born: 1932-04-27 - Died: 2014-06-15
    Casey Kasem (Kemal Amin Kasem) was a radio host and actor, best known for hosting various music countdown shows from the early 1970s to the mid 2000s. Kasem was the voice of the American Top 40, and also the Top 20 and Top 10 variations. Kasem was also a voice actor, famously portraying Shaggy in […]
    Rik Mayall: Born: 1958-03-07 - Died: 2014-06-09
    Richard “Rik” Mayall was a comedian, writer, and actor. He was known for a comedy partnership with Adrian “Ade” Edmondson as well as Drop Dead Fred (he was Fred) and numerous other projects.
    Efrem Zimbalist Jr.: Born: 1918-11-30 - Died: 2014-05-02
    Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was an actor best known for roles on 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. as well as on Maverick. The younger generations may know him as the voice of Alfred in Batman: The Animated Series.
    Bob Hoskins: Born: 1942-10-26 - Died: 2014-04-29
    Bob Hoskins was an actor with a number of memorable roles, appearing in movies like Hook, Mona Lisa, Super Mario Bros., Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Danny the Dog, and most recently Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Mickey Rooney: Born: 1920-09-23 - Died: 2014-04-06
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific […]
    John Pinette: Born: 1964-03-23 - Died: 2014-04-05
    John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in two Revenge of the Nerds films, as well as the Seinfeld series finale and various other movies.
    Dane Witherspoon: Born: 1957-12-27 - Died: 2014-03-29
    Dane Witherspoon was an actor known for his role on daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. He also appeared on Capitol. He was briefly married to Robin Wright in the 80s.
    James Rebhorn: Born: 1948-09-01 - Died: 2014-03-21
    James Rebhorn was an actor who appeared in over a hundred films. Even if you don’t recognize his hame, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen him. Seen Independence Day? Yeah, I thought so.