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John Aylward has died aged 75.
The ‘ER’ star – who played Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the NBC medical series from 1996 to 2008 – died Monday (5/16/22), his wife Mary Fields confirmed to her agent Mitchell K. Stubbs.
Mitchell paid tribute to John, also known for playing former DNC Chairman Barry Goodwin on “The West Wing,” describing him as a “dream client.”
He told Deadline, “I was shocked. He was a wonderful actor and a phenomenal human being.
“He was a dream client, friend and dream person.”
Mitchell’s talent agency, MKS Talent Agency, also wrote on Twitter: “Received a devastating call from Mary Fields, John Aylward’s wife.
This kind man and wonderful actor has left us.
Very grateful to have known and worked with you, sir.
John was a regular at the Seattle Rep Theater for 15 years.
They tweeted: “We lost a beloved member of our family this week, with the passing of Company member John Aylward. An accomplished and widely respected actor, John left an indelible mark on the theater community and all those who he worked with during his long career. . John, you will be sorely missed.”
John also starred in the American drama series “Yellowstone,” playing Father Bob in two episodes, and he guest-starred in one episode of “American Horror Story” and two episodes of “Mad Men” as Geoffrey Atherton.
He also had small roles in ‘The X-Files’, ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’, ‘Diagnosis Murder’, ‘Nip/Tuck’ and ‘Law Order’.
Video game fans may remember the late star as the voice of Dr. Arne Magnusson in the 2007 title “Half-Life 2: Episode Two.”
On the big screen, John starred in the 1998 film ‘Armageddon’ as Dr Banks, and he appeared alongside Ben Affleck in the 2020 film ‘The Way Back’, among many other film roles.
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