Actor Kevin Dobson died September 6, 2020 in a French Camp, California hospital as a result of complications from a autoimmune disorder at the age of 77.
Like many actors, he got his start in a daytime drama in 1968 when he played Governor Harrison Brooks in “One Life to Live”.
After making his television debut on “One Life to Live”, Dobson appeared in dozens of productions including “Mod Squad”, “Emergency”, “Ironside”, “Cannon”, “Midway”, an episode of “Captain Kangaroo”, 117 episodes of “Kojak”, nearly 300 episodes of “Knots Landing” and its subsequent reunions, “Touched by an Angel”, Detective Leo McCarthy on “F/X: The Series”, an episode of “Nash Bridges”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Days of Our Lives”, “CSI: Crim Scene Investigation”, “Hawaii Five-O”, and “House of Lies”. He is listed as one of the cast members for “12 to Midnight” which will premiere later this year.
He was born Kevin Patrick Dobson on March 18, 1943, one of seven children, in New York City. An Irish American, He grew up in the Jackson Heights area of Queens. Before becoming an actor, Dobson worked for the Long Island Railroad, as a waiter, and was an MP in the Army.
Dobson is survived by his wife of over 50 years Susan, children – Mariah, Patrick, and Sean -, siblings – Dennis Brian, Mary Alice, and Jane, and five grandchildren.
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