Bernie Hamilton, 80, died on New Year’s Day from cardiac arrest. A veteran of over 20 films, Hamilton is recognized for playing the no-nonsense police captain, Harold Dobey, on ABC’s Starsky and Hutch cop drama. Following his TV work, Dobey spend 20 years in the music business producing R&B and gospel records.
Steven Gilborn, 72, a veteran character actor on television and stage has died on January 2nd. Most will recognize him from his playing Ellen DeGeneres’ father on Ellen and Kevin’s beloved math teacher, Mr. Collins, on The Wonder Years. His other TV work has included roles on Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo, and Law & Order. Gilborn lived in North Chatham.
Pat Hingle, 84, passed away on January 3rd from blood cancer. He was living in Carolina Beach in North Carolina. A veteran of stage (like the revival of 1776) and film (Hang ‘em High and the 1980s Batman movies), he also played a number of roles on the small screen. You may remember seeing him in episodes of Hail to the Chief, Hawaii Five-0, M*A*S*H, Gunsmoke, and Murder, She Wrote.