I remember when he was on Cheers as an advertising agent to create a jingle for the bar like the one he did for Fred's Tires:"For the tires that's the best. F-R-E-D-S." He came up with:"For the beer that's the best. C-H-E-R-S." RIP.
Rock drummer and 'Home Improvement' actor Mickey Jones dies at 76
Actor Mickey Jones -- a regular on "Justified" and "Home Improvement," and a character actor in tons of huge movies -- has died ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Mickey died at 2:17 AM Wednesday following a long illness. We're told the actor had been in and out of the hospital for the last few months. It's unclear what illness he was battling.
Mickey's been a hard working actor in Hollywood for over 3 decades. He's "that" guy ... whose face you've seen in 'MASH,' "Entourage" and "Bones." He also appeared in movies like "Total Recall," "Sling Blade," "Tin Cup" and many, many more.
He was also an accomplished drummer ... who used to play with Kenny Rogers. Mickey was 76.
John Gavin, Actor in 'Psycho' and 'Imitation of Life,' Dies at 86
He was oh-so-close to playing James Bond in 'Diamonds Are Forever' and served as President Reagan's ambassador to Mexico in the 1980s. John Gavin, the movie heartthrob who starred in Imitation of Life, Psycho and Thoroughly Modern Millie, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 86.
Gavin, who served as President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Mexico in the 1980s, died Friday morning, said Budd Burton Mossa, a rep for the actor's wife, actress Constance Towers.
He and Towers, a regular on soap operas and the star of the Sam Fuller experimental films Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss, married in September 1974.
Hailed as a second coming of Rock Hudson at Universal Pictures, Gavin played Lana Turner's love interest in Douglas Sirk's remake of Imitation of Life (1959); portrayed Sam Loomis, who as Janet Leigh's boyfriend helps solves the mystery of Norman Bates, in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960); and was the object of Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore's affections in George Roy Hill's Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967).
Reg E. Cathey, the prolific character actor, has died at the age of 59.
The Wire creator David Simon tweeted the sad news on Friday. Simon did not include a cause of death for the actor, who played Norman Wilson in 23 episodes of Simon's HBO series.
TMZ later reported that Cathey had lung cancer. He died with his friends and family by his side.
Cathey was prolific in his four-decade career, with over 80 credits to his name. His most recent film was Tyrel, which played at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival last month.
Cathey also played Chief Giles on Cinemax's Outcast and Freddy on Netflix's House of Cards. His other recent movie roles include Dr. Storm in the 2015 Fantastic Four movie, St. Vincent and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95.
Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia with his wife and performing partner of the last three decades Karon Kate Blackwell by his side, Allen's spokeswoman Candi Cazau told The Associated press.
Allen, known for his greeting and catchphrase "hello dere," was a living link late in life to a generation of long-dead superstars with whom he shared a stage, including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Elvis Presley
He first found fame as half of the duo Allen & Rossi with partner Steve Rossi, who died in 2014. Allen & Rossi appeared 44 times on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including the episodes where the Beatles performed and most of America watched.
"Everyone remembers those shows with The Beatles, and they were great, but we appeared on all the shows," Allen said in 2014. "There wasn't a talk show on TV that didn't want Allen & Rossi."