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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actors

    Russell Johnson: Born: 1924-11-10 - Died: 2014-01-16
    Russell Johnson was an actor with numerous Television and film credits, but is undoubtedly most famous for his role as the professor on Gilligan’s Island.
    James Avery: Born: 1945-11-27 - Died: 2013-12-31
    James Avery, 68, was an American actor best known for his role as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Outside of his work on the classic 90s sitcom, he also had roles in television series like The Jeffersons, The Dukes of Hazzard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sparks. His last role was in [...]
    Joseph Ruskin: Born: 2014-04-14 - Died: 2013-12-28
    Joseph Ruskin was an American actor best known for his appearances in TV shows such as The Outer Limits, Mission: Impossible, and Star Trek. More recently, Ruskin appeared in movies including Smokin’ Aces and The Scorpion King.
    Tom Laughlin: Born: 1931-08-10 - Died: 2013-12-12
    Tom Laughlin was an American actor best known for portraying Billy Jack in a series of movies by the same name during the 1960s and 1970s. In his later years, Laughlin ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President as a staunch environmentalist.
    Peter O’Toole: Born: 1932-08-02 - Died: 2013-12-14
    Peter O’Toole was and English actor best known for his portrayal of T.E. Lawrence in the classic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. His work extended far beyond Lawrence, however, as O’Toole’s long career is filled with great performances. Some notable O’Toole films include Becket, The Lion in Winter, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and My Favorite Year.
    Bill Beckwith: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-12-02
    Bill Beckwith was an American TV host and carpenter most known for his role on the HGTV reality show Curb Appeal, where Beckwith helped homeowners spruce up their properties to raise their appeal to potential buyers.
    Christopher Evan Welch: Born: 00-00-1965 - Died: 02-12-2013
    Christopher Evans Welch was an American actor best known for the Woody Allen film “Vicki Cristina Barcelona” and for his voice work on “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog”. He also had several television roles, including parts on “Law And Order” and “The Sopranos”. He passed away after a short illness at the age of 48.
    Danny Wells: Born: 1941-04-07 - Died: 2013-11-28
    Danny Wells (born Jack Westelman) was an actor most well known for his work as the live action Luigi on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! He also appeared in numerous other television shows and movies, and did voice work for a number of cartoons and video games.
    Tony Musante: Born: 1936-06-30 - Died: 2013-11-26
    Tony Musante, 77, was a famous actor most well-known for his role in the 1970s ABC TV series Toma. During his career, he starred in a number of high-profile films and TV series as either a cop or criminal. His last film was 2007′s We Own The Night.
    Paul Walker: Born: 1973-09-12 - Died: 2013-11-30
    Paul Walker was an actor most famous for his role in the Fast and the Furious films. He also appeared in Running Scared, Varsity Blues, Eight Below, Into the Blue, Joy Ride, Flags of Our Fathers, She’s All That and other films.
    Al Ruscio: Born: 1924-06-02 - Died: 2013-11-12
    Al Ruscio was a character actor from Salem, Massachusetts, who appeared in many films and television shows. His last credit was Goy, but other work included 7th Heaven, Boss of Bosses, The X-Files, NYPD Blue The Phantom, ER, Showgirls, Diagnosis Murder, Dickwad, Murder She Wrote, Life Goes On, Mad About You, The Wonder Years, Beverly [...]
    Ed Lauter: Born: 1938-10-30 - Died: 2013-10-16
    Ed Lauter was a film and television actor with a career dating back to the early 70s. Among the titles he has appeared in are: The Artist, Family Plot, The Lost, Seabiscuit, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Talladega Nights, The Longest Yard, NYPD Blue, CSI, ER, and may more.
    Lee Thompson Young: Born: 1984-02-01 - Died: 2013-08-19
    Lee Thompson Young was an actor best known for his role in the TV series The Famous Jett Jackson. In addition to his Disney channel work, Young starred in movies such as Friday Night Lights and Akeelah and the Bee. He also portrayed Cyborg in the TV series Smallville.
    August Schellenberg: Born: 1936-07-25 - Died: 2013-08-15
    August Schellenberg was a Canadian-born actor best known for his roles in Free Willy (and its sequels), Crazy Horse, and Terrence Malick’s The New World.
    Henry Polic: Born: 20-02-1945 - Died: 11-08-2013
    Henry Polic was an American actor and gameshow personality who rose to fame after appearing in the Mel Brooks film “When Things Were Rotten”. He also had numerous television credits, including “Mork And Mindy”, “Eight Is Enough”, “Murder, She Wrote” and “Saved By The Bell”. Polic passed away after a long battle with cancer.
    Cosmo Allegretti: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-07-26
    Cosmo Allegretti was a children’s TV actor on the series Captain Kangaroo. He performed multiple roles on the show, including Dancing Bear, Mr. Moose, Dennis the Handyman, and Grandfather Clock. He also had a small movie acting career throughout the 70s and 80s, appearing in movies such as “Prince of the City” and “Author! Author!”
    Michael Ansara: Born: 15-04-1922 - Died: 31-07-2013
    Michael Ansara was a Syrian-born actor famous for his roles on “Broken Arrow” and “Star Trek”. He was a fan favorite on “Star Trek” because he played the same character throughout three different versions of the series. He was also a film actor and appeared in “The Comancheros” with John Wayne. Ansara was married to [...]
    Jagdish Raj: Born: 1928 - Died: 2013-07-28
    Jagdish Raj was a Bollywood actor who holds the Guinness World Record for “most type-cast” actor, due to the fact that he played a police inspector in 144 movies.
    Dennis Farina: Born: 1944-02-29 - Died: 2012-07-22
    Dennis Farina was an American actor who had successful careers in both television and film. Farina had a long stint on Law & Order, where he played Detective Joe Fontana. His film credits include Get Shorty, Saving Private Ryan, Snatch, and Midnight Run.
    Cory Monteith: Born: 1982-05-11 - Died: 2013-07-13
    Cory Monteith, 31, was a Canadian actor known for his work on the TV series Glee. Monteith started his acting career with bit roles in films like Final Destination 3 and Deck the Halls. He got his big break in 2009 when he was cast as Finn Hudson in Glee. The role cemented him as [...]
    Joe Conley: Born: 1928-03-03 - Died: 2013-07-07
    Joe Conley was an American actor with nearly 50 credited roles in his career. He mostly played smaller roles on television, including some work on Dragnet, Gunsmoke, Green Acres, and The Brady Bunch. He’s best known, however, for his portrayal of Ike Godsey in The Waltons.
    Jim Kelly: Born: 1946-05-05 - Died: 2013-06-29
    Jim Kelly was a martial artist and actor who became popular in the 70s after starring in the 1973 Bruce Lee movie Enter the Dragon. After starring in a series of blaxploitation movies, Kelly became a professional tennis player in his later years.
    James Gandolfini: Born: 18-09-1961 - Died: 19-06-2013
    James Gandolfini was an American actor best known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit HBO show “The Sopranos”. He was also a film star, appearing in such films as “True Romance”, “Crimson Tide”, and “The Mexican”, and did voice work in several children’s films. He got his start on Broadway [...]
    Steve Forrest: Born: 1925-09-29 - Died: 2013-05-18
    Steve Forrest, 87, was a famous actor most well known for his role as Lt. Hondo Harrelson in S.W.A.T. Beyond S.W.A.T., he also starred in a number of films and TV shows with the film version of S.W.A.T. being his last role in 2003.
    Paul Shane: Born: 1940-06-19 - Died: 2013-05-16
    Paul Shane was an English actor and comedian, best known for his role on the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. He had various other film and TV roles, including Oh Doctor Beeching! and Holby City.
    Jack Shea: Born: 1928-08-01 - Died: 2013-04-28
    Jack Shea was a TV and film director who also served as the president of the Directors Guild of America from 1997 to 2002. He is best known for his work on shows like The Jeffersons, Silver Spoons, and Growing Pains. As President of the DGA, Shea was an advocate for minority hiring.
    Allan Arbus: Born: 1918-02-15 - Died: 2013-04-19
    Allan Arbus was an American Actor best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the landmark TV series M*A*S*H. He was also married to famous photographer Diane Arbus.
    Frank Bank: Born: 1942-04-12 - Died: 2013-04-13
    Frank Bank was an actor whose most famous role was that of Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford on the sitcom Leave it to Beaver. He became a bond broker in the 70s, though he returned to the role of Lumpy in The New Leave it to Beaver in the 80s.
    Jonathan Winters: Born: 1925-11-11 - Died: 2013-04-11
    Jonathan Winters, 87, was an American comedian and actor. Winters got his start as a local radio DJ in Ohio, but he soon moved to New York City to make it as a comedian. He soon struck success by starring in a number of comedy shorts, and even had the distinction of starring in the [...]
    Richard Brooker: Born: 1954 - Died: 2013-04-08
    Richard Brooker, 58, was an actor most well known for playing Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part III. Aside from playing Jason, but Brooker had an illustrious career as an actor and director as well. HIs most well known directorial effort was for Bill Nye the Science Guy.