Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chad Everett (1937-2012)

Hollywood lost another TV icon, less than 24 hours after Jeffersons star Sherman Hemsley passed away. This time, Chad Everett, best remembered as Dr. Joe Gannon on CBS' Medical Center, succumbed to lung cancer at 76, a month after his birthday.

Everett had made a few movies and guest roles on TV shows such as Surfside Six before landing his first series role alongside Jack Elam on The Dakotas in 1963. Six years later, Everett was cast in Medical Center, which anchored CBS' Monday lineup during its run. Everett remained active as recently as this year, guest-starring on ABC's Castle, but his last regular role was on the pay-cable series, Mulholland Drive, for Showtime, back in 2001.

Bretmaverick2004 uploaded the open to Medical Center:

Rest in peace, Chad.


magicdog said...

Sorry to hear about his passing.

I don't remember watching medical center, even though I was watching similar shows like Emergency & Adam 12 around the same time.

Not to sound flip, but they're dropping like flies aren't they? The end of year obits are going to be loaded with a lot of great talent who now perform for guests in Heaven's grand showroom.

hobbyfan said...

Medical Center, as memory serves, aired at a later hour, around 10 (ET), as opposed to the others airing at 8 or so.

I agree with you the end-of-year tributes are going to be thick with celebrity obits, and we're not even done with July.