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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actors

    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.
    Roger Hill: Born: 1948-07-31 - Died: 2014-02-20
    Roger Hill was an actor best known for his role as Cyrus in The Warriors. He also portrayed Lil John in The Education of Sonny Carson.
    John Henson: Born: 1965-04-25 - Died: 2014-02-14
    John Henson was a famous puppeteer and son of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. He’s best known for performing the character “Sweetums” during the 90s.
    Harold Ramis: Born: 21-11-1944 - Died: 24-02-2014
    Harold Ramis was a celebrated writer, actor, and director known for his dry comedic style. He rose to fame in the late ’70s and early ’80s, most notably in the films “Stripes” and “Ghostbusters”, but as a writer and director his projects leaned towards the goofball with titles like “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day”. Ramis died […]
    Ralph Waite: Born: 1928-06-22 - Died: 2014-02-13
    Ralph Waite was an actor best known for his role as John Walton on TV’s The Waltons in the 70s. He is also known for his role as Slater in Roots.
    Sid Caesar: Born: 1922-09-08 - Died: 2014-02-12
    Sid Caesar was a comedian and actor most well-known for the shows Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s Hour, and as Coach Calhoun in Grease. Caesar won two Emmy wards and was nominated for eight others.
    Philip Seymour Hoffman: Born: 2014-02-02 - Died:
    Philip Seymour Hoffman was an actor who appeared in numerous noteworthy films, and won an oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal as Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote. He was also nominated for his roles in Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt and The Master. He was nominated for two Tony Awards as well, for […]
    Maximilian Schell: Born: 1930-12-08 - Died: 2014-02-01
    Maximilian Schell was a film and stage actor as well as writer, director and producer. He won an Oscar for Best Actor for Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). Schell began his acting career after World War II. When he was a child in Austria, his family was forced to flee from Vienna when the country was […]
    Luis Avalos: Born: 02-09-1946 - Died: 22-01-2014
    Luis Avalos was a Cuban-born actor who starred in several popular television and film roles, mostly in the ’70s. His most well-known role was on “The Electric Company”, where he played several characters. He also founded the Americas Theatre Arts Foundation in Los Angeles in 2000, an organization that supports Latin American actors and productions.
    Roger Lloyd-Pack: Born: 1944-02-08 - Died: 2014-01-15
    Roger Lloyd-Pack was an English actor known for both film and television work. He had over 100 acting credits in his nearly 50-year career. He was best known for his work on the TV shows Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley, and The Old Guys, and he also played Barty Crouch in the […]
    Dave Madden: Born: 17-12-1931 - Died: 16-01-2014
    Dave Madden was a Canadian-American actor who rose to fame on the ’70s sitcom “The Partridge Family” as the band’s manager, Reuben Kincaid. He passed away at the age of 82 after a long illness of congestive heart and kidney failure.
    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!”