Legendary actor, William Schallert, has died at the age of 93.
Schallert, a Los Angeles native and son of a film critic, became a familiar face among all genres of film and television in the 1950s with an impressive resume that included parts in some of the era's biggest shows including The Andy Griffith Show, The Waltons, Gunsmoke, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Gunsmoke. But it was his roles in The Patty Duke Show and The Many Lives Of Dobie Gillis that Schallert will best be remembered for. In total, the actor made nearly 300 television appearances and can be seen in more than 100 films.
In a 2014 interview, Schallert admitted to having some health issues.
“I have peripheral neuropathy and wear braces,” he said. “They help me stay balanced if I use a walker, but it’s just easier to get around in a wheelchair.”
Schallert’s lost his wife of 66 years, actress Leah Waggner, in 2015. He is survived by four sons and seven grandchildren.
Watch a short clip of Schallert talking about playing Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show below.
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