Vale: Steve Gilborn

Steven Gilborn, best known as the father of Ellen DeGeneres’ character on Ellen, died last week. He was 72.

He died of cancer.

Gilborn also played the maths teacher on The Wonder Years and appeared in Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo and Law & Order.

His film credits include Nurse Betty Doctor Doolittle, The Brady Bunch Movie and The Late Shift.

Gilborn is survived by his wife of 42 years, photographer Karen Halverson, two daughters and four grandchildren.

Source: Variety


  1. knoxoverstreet

    Funny I was going to post basically the same thing. I loved The Wonder Years and I vividly remember that episode where he dies in the end. A very sad and touching episode.

  2. His appearance on the Wonder Years as Kevin’s maths teacher is one I still remember today as being one of my favourites and most poignant. Still stands out in my memory. RIP.

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