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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actors

    Jack Hanlon: Born: 1916-02-15 - Died: 2012-12-13
    Jack Hanlon was a child actor in the early Hollywood era with over a half-dozen credited film roles. He is best known for his role in a couple of “Our Gang” pictures: “The Glorious Fourth” and “Olympic Games.” Hanlon also had a small role in the Buster Keaton silent-era classic “The General.”
    Larry Hagman: Born: 1931-11-21 - Died: 2012-11-23
    Larry Hagman was a well-known television actor from Weatherford, Texas. Hagman was mostly known for his role as “J.R. Ewing” on the Dallas television show. Other roles the Hagman is known for are: Anthony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970), Albert Miller in The Good Life (1971-1972), Richard Evans in Here We Go Again [...]
    Turhan Bey: Born: 1922-03-30 - Died: 2012-09-30
    Turhan Bey was a well-known actor and producer from Vienna, Austria. He is most well-known for his various roles during the 1940s, and also for his roles as Centauri Emperor Turhan / Turval in the hit sci-fi television series Babylon 5. Bey, originally from Austria, moved to America in the 1940s to escape the Nazi [...]
    Alex Karras: Born: 1935-07-35 - Died: 2012-10-10
    Alex Karras was a well-known professional wrestler, football player, actor, and sports commentator from Gary, Indiana. Karras is most known for his involvement with the Detroit Lions, and also for playing “Mongo” on the 1974 movie of Blazing Saddles. During Karras’ NFL career with the Detroit Lions, Karras has been praised as being one of [...]
    Michael O’Hare: Born: 1952-05-06 - Died: 2012-09-28
    Michael O’Hare (born: Robert Michael O’Hare) was a well-known television actor from Chicago, Illinois. He is mostly known for playing “Commander Jeffrey Sinclair” in the science fiction telvision show Babylon 5. Along with his involvement with Babylon 5, O’Hare was also involved in various Broadway plays, including the stage version of A Few Good Men. [...]
    Herbert Lom: Born: 1917-09-11 - Died: 2012-09-27
    Herbert Lom (Count Herbert Karel Angelo Kuchacevič ze Schluderpacheru) was a well-known TV, movie, and play actor from Prague, Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic). Lom is most well-known for his role as Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movie series. Other great films that Lom played in were: The Ladykillers (1955), Spartacus (1960), El Cid [...]
    Johnny Lewis: Born: 1983-10-29 - Died: 2012-09-26
    Johnny Lewis was a well-known television show and movie actor from Los Angeles, CA. He is mostly known for his debut in Raise Your Voice (with Hillary Duff), along with his role as Dennis “Chili” Childress in The O.C. Johnny Lewis also played various minor roles in well-known television shows, such as: 7th Heaven (2000), [...]
    Stephen Dunham: Born: 1964-09-14 - Died: 2012-09-14
    Stephen Dunham (born: Stephen Dunham Bowers) was a well-known television and movie actor from Boston, Massachusetts. Dunham was mostly known for his character of Edward Pillows in DAG television series. Apart from his role in DAG, Dunham also portrayed characters in supporting roles in various television series, such as: The Chronicle, Just Shoot Me, What [...]
    John Ingle: Born: 1928-05-07 - Died: 2012-09-16
    John Ingle was a well-known daytime-television soap opera actor from Tulsa, OK. Ingle was most well-known for the character of “Edward Quartermaine” on General Hospital. Ingle’s career was not only comprised of acting. Prior to his success on General Hospital, Ingle was a Theatre teacher at two high schools (Hollywood High School and Beverly Hills [...]
    Michael Clarke Duncan: Born: 1957-12-10 - Died: 2012-09-03
    Michael Clarke Duncan was a well-known Hollywood actor from Chicago, Illinois. The role that Michael Clarke Duncan was mostly known for was “John Coffey” in the 1998 movie The Green Mile. Duncan also played and portrayed other well-known supporting roles, such as: “Bear” in Armageddon, “Attar” in Planet of the Apes (2001), “Balthazar” in The [...]
    Steve Franken: Born: 1932-05-27 - Died: 2012-08-24
    Steve Franken was a well-known television show actor from Brooklyn, New York. Franken was mostly well-known for his role as “Chatsworth Osborne, Jr.” on the CBS show of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Other roles that Franken was involved in were in the shows of: Tom, Dick and Mary (Dick Moran), Bewitched (various characters), [...]
    William Windom: Born: 1923-09-28 - Died: 2012-08-16
    William Windom was an Emmy-winning actor, who appeared on the show My World and Welcome To It, among many other things. Windom appeared in such films as To Kill A Mockingbird, Diam M For Murder, and Escape From The Planet of The Apes, as well as numerous TV series, including Star Trek, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Mission [...]
    Ron Palillo: Born: 1949-04-02 - Died: 2012-08-14
    Ron Palillo, born Ronald Gabriel Palillo, was an American actor best known for his role on the 70s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, which also featured John Travolta. He also appeared on Laverne & Shirley in the Army, The Love Boat, The A-Team, CHIPs, Murder She Wrote, and a number of other television series, as well [...]
    John Finnegan: Born: 1926-08-18 - Died: 2012-07-29
    John Finnegan (also known as “J.P. Finnegan”) was a well-known character actor from New York, NY. Mostly known for his various character roles in the crime drama Columbo, Finnegan also held other various roles in big-production movies, such as: An American Tail, The Natural, and Mars Attacks, and Last Action Hero. Finnegan also held minor [...]
    Norman Alden: Born: 1924-09-13 - Died: 2012-07-27
    Norman Alden was a well-known character actor from Fort Worth, Texas. Alden’s most known works were: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, various characters in Murder, She Wrote, Starsky & Hutch, Back to the Future, and Transformers. Prior to his acting career. Alden served in the military during World War II and also attended Texas Christian University, [...]
    Sherman Hemsley: Born: 1938-02-01 - Died: 2012-07-24
    Sherman Hemsley, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, was a well-known actor and comedian from the 1970s and 1980s. His most well-known role was “George Jefferson” of the sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons. Prior to his roles on the big screen, Hemsley was involved in various Broadway productions and acting companies. Apart from his [...]
    Sage Stallone: Born: 1976-05-05 - Died: 2012-07-13
    Sage Moonblood Stallone was the son of well-known actor Sylvester “Sly” Stallone (known for the Rocky movies). Like his father, Sage was actively involved in the entertainment industry as an actor, director, producer, and writer. Along with his appearance with his father in Rocky V, Sage was also in various other productions, such as: The [...]
    Dara Singh: Born: 1928-12-19 - Died: 2012-07-12
    Dara Singh was a well-known wrestler-turned-actor from Punjab, India. He was well-known for portraying the Hindu Monkey God “Hanuman” in various Indian television shows. Apart from his TV appearances, Singh also was involved with the Indian style of boxing known as Pehlwani, and excelled at this wrestling form due to his large body structure. During [...]
    Ernest Borgnine: Born: 1917-01-24 - Died: 2012-07-08
    Ernest Borgnine was a well-known character comedy actor from Hamden, Connecticut. Early in his life, Borgnine served in the US Navy and was discharged in 1941. After Borgnine’s role in the military, Borgnine turned to acting and starred as villains in various television and movie-based roles. His acting is well known for “Quinton McHale” in [...]
    Andy Griffith: Born: 1926-06-01 - Died: 2012-07-03
    Andy Griffith was a well-known television star from Mount Airy, North Carolina. Among his talents on the big screen, Griffith was an actor, director, and singer. Many of you may know Andy Griffith for his involvement in his own sitcom Andy Griffith Show in the 1960′s, which ran for 8 seasons on the CBS television [...]
    Don Grady: Born: 1944-06-08 - Died: 2012-06-27
    Don Grady (born Don Louis Agrati) was a well-known actor from San Diego, CA, but was also known for his involvement in the music niche as a composer. Mostly known for his role as Robbie Douglas in My Three Sons, Grady was also well recognized for his involvement in the multimedia-based stage show called EFX, [...]
    Richard Lynch: Born: 1940-02-12 - Died: 2012-06-19
    Richard Lynch was a well-known TV and movie actor from Brooklyn, NY. During his actor career, Lynch was well-known for playing opposition-based and villain-type characters, such as: Xaviar (Galactica 1980), Baran (Star Trek: The Next Generation), and Michael O’Connor (Murder, She Wrote). Lynch acquired his actor’s training from The Actors’ Studio and HB Studios, and [...]
    Victor Spinetti: Born: 1929-09-02 - Died: 2012-06-18
    Victor Spinetti was a well-known Comical Actor from Wales. Spinetti is mostly associated with his ties and work with the British pop band The Beatles. With Spinetti’s close relationship with The Beatles, he was featured in three of the bands most top films: A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour. Even though Spinetti [...]
    Frank Cady: Born: 1915-09-08 - Died: 2012-06-08
    Frank Cady was a well-known American actor from California, mostly known for his character “Sam Drucker” in the Green Acres television show. Frank Cady was a very talented actor who was active in the Army from 1943-1946, and then starred in various films, such as: Father of the Bride (1950), When Worlds Collide (1951) , [...]
    Richard Dawson: Born: 1932-11-20 - Died: 2012-06-02
    Dawson was a actor, comedian, panelist, and game show host. He’s probably best remembered for his role of Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan’s Heroes, and for being the original host of the Family Feud. Dawson was also a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS.
    George Lindsey: Born: 1928-12-17 - Died: 2012-05-06
    Lindsey was an actor, who is best known for his role as “Goober Pyle” on The Andy Griffith Show and his subsequent work on Hee-Haw.
    Davy Jones: Born: 1945-12-30 - Died: 2012-02-29
    Jones was a rock singer-songwriter, and is probably best known as a member of The Monkees. The Monkees was a pop-rock group formed exclusively for a television show of the same name. With the group Jones was the lead singer, and did the vocals for “I Wanna Be Free” and “Daydream Believer”.
    Zalman King: Born: 1942-05-23 - Died: 2012-02-03
    Zalman King was an actor, writer, producer and director, most known for his work on various erotic films and television shows. He produced 9 1/2 Weeks, directed Wild Orchid and created the Red Shoe Diaries series. Fans of horror films may also remember him from the film Blue Sunshine.
    Ben Gazzara: Born: 1930-08-28 - Died: 2012-02-03
    Ben Gazzara was a prolific actor who was not only known for his work on Broadway (including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), but films such as: The Big Lebowski, Brian’s Song, Road House, Shadow Conspiracy, Summer of Sam, and The Thomas Crown Affair to name a few.
    Robert Hegyes: Born: 1951-05-07 - Died: 2012-01-26
    Hegyes was an actor who is probably best known for his role of high school student Juan Epstein on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. After his acting career was finished he became an “artist-in-residence” at his alma mater, Rowan University, where he taught screenplay writing, public speaking, and acting for the camera.