Character actor Eddie Garrett passed away on May 13th at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. He was 82 years old and had suffered a stroke.
A longtime friend of Jack Klugman, Garrett appeared in more than 100 episodes of Quincy M.E., playing a photographer for the LA coroner’s office. He also acted in a handful of episodes of The Odd Couple, playing various parts, and an episode of Klugman’s series with John Stamos, You Again?.
In addition, Garrett also had bit roles in classic TV shows like Batman, The Fugitive, Ironside, and Man from Atlantis.
Garrett began in Wisconsin. He was so good at impersonations that he mastered more than 100 voices and used them as the basis of a nightclub act for more than 15 years. In 2006, he published a book titled I Saw Stars … In the 40’s and 50’s that includes over 100 photos that he had took as a teenager hanging around Hollywood studios.