Prolific TV and film character actor Stuart Nisbet has died at the age of 82. Nisbet died on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, California. If you watched TV before 2002, you have seen Mr. Nisbet. The first TV series credit on his IMDb profile is for a 1960 episode of The Tab Hunter Show. The last is for a 2001 episode of The Practice.
Between that, Nisbet appeared on every TV show from Route 66 (1961), to Hazel (1963-64), to Dr. Kildare (1961-66), The Monkees (1967), Get Smart (1966-69), The Virginian (1962-69), Bonanza (1961-72), Columbo (1972-73), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-77), Barnaby Jones (1973-80), Quincy M.E. (1980-81), Baywatch (1991), and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1997).
Here is more from Nisbet’s obituary on Legacy.com:
January 17, 1934 – June 23, 2016 It is with a very heavy heart that today we announce the passing of a local legend, actor, proud Scotsman, and wonderful family man, Stuart Nisbet. “Stu” Nisbet, age 82, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on June 23, 2016, at Verdugo Hills Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Stuart was born on January 17, 1934 in Los Angeles, California to Emmet and Hazel Nisbet. He spent his early childhood in Bakersfield, CA and then moved to Glendale, where he spent the rest of his years. Stu studied Theatrical Arts at Los Angeles City College and at California State University, Los Angeles.
After landing his first acting job in 1960, he then pursued a career in live theatre and television. This successful career spanned nearly six decades.
To his acting credits, Stuart will be remembered for his many movie roles in films, such as “The Graduate”, “Earthquake”, “Oh God”, “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, “Lucky Lady”, and “Casino”. He will also be remembered for his many recurring television roles in beloved classics such as “Dragnet“, “The Virginian”, “Bonanza”, “Dennis the Menace“, “Little House on the Prairie“, “L.A. Law“, “The Dukes of Hazzard“, and “The Golden Girls“.
He also was the co-founder and owner of Baker-Nisbet, Inc. in Hollywood, California, a very successful casting agency for 24 years. Stuart was extremely proud of his Scottish heritage and served as the President of the Nesbitt/Nisbet Society of North America for many years.
His true passions included family, acting, and travel, having experienced much of the globe with his loving wife of nearly 55 years, Nancy Nisbet. Together, they traveled the four corners of the earth and the seven seas.
To Stu, laughter was key, and as such, he was a dedicated member of several local improvisational Hollywood comedy groups.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Bill, Linda, and Scott; his grandchildren, Shane, Shilo, Brandy, and Hope; and his children-in-law, Denny and Delia. […]
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 30 to July 1, 2016
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