Obituary: John Gavin

Actor John Gavin (b.Juan Vincent Apablasa, 1931) died on February 9. Gavin appeared in the films Psycho, Pedro Páramo, and an episode of The Wide World of Mystery. He left acting in 1981 to serve as the Ambassador to Mexico during the Reagan administration.

Obituary: Reg E. Cathey

Actor Reg E. Cathey (b.1958) died on February 9. Cathey played Dr. Franklin Storm in Fantastic 4 and appeared in Tank Girl and The Mask. He played Baron Samedi in Grimm and played Morag in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Obituary: Mickey Jones

Actor Mickey Jones (b.1941) died on February 7. Jones may be best known for his roles on Home Improvement and Justified, but he also appeared in the film Starman, the original Total Recall, and the television shows V, Battlestar Galactica, and Alf.

Obituary: Hugh Hancock

Hugh Hancock died on February 5. Hancock created Strange Company to make movies, shorts, and machinima and developed the VR RPG Left-Hand Path. Among his earlier work was the mechanima film Bloodspell.

Obituary: John Mahoney

Actor John Mahoney (b.1940) died on February 4. Best known for his role on Frasier and his long affiliation with Chicago’s Steppanwolf Theatre, his genre credits include the film The Iron Giant, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Third Rock from the Sun.

Obituary: Mark Salling

Actor Mark Salling (b.1982) committed suicide on January 30 while awaiting sentencing on child pornography charges. Salling is best known for his role on Glee and appeared in the horror films The Graveyard and Children of the Corn: The Gathering.

Obituary: Kendall Carly Browne

Actress Kendall Carly Browne died on January 26. Browne began working as a secretary for the Zeppo Marx Talent Agency and eventually began appearing in films, including Dreamscape and Alligator and an episode of the television series Freddy’s Nightmares.

Obituary: Kendall Carly Browne

Actress Kendall Carly Browne (b.1918) died on January 26. Browne appeared in the horror films Alligator and Dreamscape as well as in an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares. Her sons were director of Charles Braverman and actor Bart Braverman, who appeared in various science fiction films. Browne got her start working as a receptionist for the Zeppo Marx Talent Agency.

Obituary: Robert Dowdell

Actor Robert Dowdell (b.1932) died on January 23. Dowdell played Lt. Commander Chip Morton on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and appeared in episodes of V, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Land of the Giants, and Max Headroom.

SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Awards were presented on January 21. Although no genre works won in the film or television categories, they swept the Stunt categories.

  • Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Wonder Woman

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