Character actor Roger Perry died Thursday at his residence in Indian Wells, Calif., after a battle with prostate most cancers. He was 85.
Perry compiled dozens of characteristic, tv, and stage credit throughout an extended profession that started when he was found by Lucille Ball, who put the younger actor underneath contract to Desilu Studios. He co-starred with Pat O’Brien within the ABC collection “Harrigan and Son,” and co-starred with Chuck Connors and Ben Gazzara within the 90-minute drama “Arrest & Trial.”
Perry was a visitor star on the “Star Trek” TV collection in a memorable first-season episode in 1967, “Tomorrow Is Yesterday,” taking part in Captain John Christopher. He appeared on “Love, American Fashion,” “Ironsides,” “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii 5-Zero,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Bob Newhart,” “Quincy,” “C.H.I.Ps,” “The Fall Man,” and plenty of extra earlier than changing into a daily on applications similar to “The Details of Life” and “Falcon Crest.”
His film credit included “Observe the Boys” with Connie Francis, “Rollerboogie” with Linda Blair, “The Factor With Two Heads” with Ray Milland and Rosie Greer, and “Cat” and “Rely Yorga,” which each co-starred Craig T. Nelson and Mariette Hartley.
Amongst his starring theater credit had been productions of “Gypsy,” “Annie,” “They’re Enjoying Our Music,” “Mr. Roberts,” “As soon as Upon a Mattress, “Something Goes,” “The Royal Hunt of the Solar,” “Goodbye Charlie,” “Lovers and Different Strangers,” and “Love Letters.”
Perry composed the music for “Make a Promise, Hold a Promise,” which premiered on the Doolittle Theater in Hollywood. He additionally composed the rating for the musical model of George Bernard’s “You By no means Can Inform,” starring himself and his spouse, Joyce Bulifant, at Theatre East in Los Angeles. Barbra Streisand sang his track “A Child Once more” in her TV particular titled “My Title is Barbra.”
Perry and his spouse starred in “The First Hundred Years” (produced by John Fosythe), “Hanging By a Thread” with Patty Duke, and “The Happiness Bench,” with Mariette Hartley and John Aniston. Lately, the Perrys have been performing in profit productions for youngsters’s applications and charity.
Perry was beforehand married to Joanne Worley. He’s survived by his spouse, his brother Nick Perry, his son Chris Perry, his daughter Dana McNerney, and grandson Parker McNerney. Providers are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations might be made to River Bridge Regional Heart for Abused Kids in Glenwood Springs Co., which was based by Perry and his spouse.