Vale: Charles Siebert

US actor Charles Siebert, best known for Trapper John, M.D., has died.

US actor Charles Siebert, best known for Trapper John, M.D., has died, aged 84.

He died of Covid-related pneumonia in San Francisco.

Siebert played the pompous Dr. Stanley Riverside II in the M*A*S*H spinoff Trapper John, M.D., from 1979 – 1986. He played the stuffy but talented foil to the more laid-back doctors played by Pernell Roberts and Gregory Harrison.

The show ran for seven seasons, consistently ranking in the Top 20 shows.

He began his TV career on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow and followed with credits on Hawk, N.Y.P.D., Another World, The Adams Chronicles, Kojak, Police Woman and The Rockford Files.

He had a recurring role on soap parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, later guesting on All in the Family, Good Times, Maude and One Day at a Time -all by producer Norman Lear.

Other credits included The Love Boat, The New Mike Hammer, Hotel, Mancuso FBI, Murder, She Wrote and Xena: Warrior Princess.

He also directed episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Silk Stalkings, Pacific Blue, Knots Landing, The Pretender and others.

Film credits include The Other Side of Midnight, Coma, All Night Long, White Water Summer, Eight Men Out and And Justice for All.

Source: Deadline

One Response

  1. I didn’t know him from TRapper. But I know the name and face from all the other great character roles over the years. You didn’t say how old he was unfortunately too.

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