Knots Landing and Kojak star Kevin Dobson died at age 77


Notts Landing and Kojak star Kevin Dobson died at the age of 77 due to medical complications

Actor and US Army veteran Kevin Dobson has died at the age of 77, it has been confirmed.

The actor was known for his roles in the CBS drama Not Landing and Kojak, as well as appearing in Days of Our Lives.

The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County – where Dobson once served as chairman – announced the news via his Facebook page on Monday.

RIP: Kevin Dobson has died at the age of 77, and is known for his roles in the CBS drama Not Landing and Kojak, as well as appearing on Days of Our Lives (pictured above in 2009)

“The United Veterans Council is sorry to tell you that our former Chairman and Army Veteran Kevin Dobson died this evening on September 6, 2020 due to medical complications,” a statement said.

Adding: ‘Our condolences to his family and may he rest in peace. More information about his funeral services will be posted once available. ‘

The actor was born in Jackson Heights, New York on March 18, 1943, and began his career as a trainman, brakeman and a conductor on the Long Island Railroad.

Iconic: Joan Van Arc, Ted Shackleford, Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, Kevin Dobson, William Dewayne and Michelle Lee in Not's Landing

Iconic: Joan Van Arc, Ted Shackleford, Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, Kevin Dobson, William Dewayne and Michelle Lee in Not’s Landing

Dobson, the son of a school watchman, is also said to have worked as a waiter for years before finding his true calling as a thespian.

She stepped into a minor appearance as Jane Fonda in the classic ’70s Noir Flick Clut’ before landing further acting roles in television.

The New York native made an impression as Det. Bobby Crocker, the young partner of Lieutenant Theo Kojak in the TV series Kojak, opposite Tellie Svalas.

Sad News: The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County - where Dobson once served as chairman - announced the news on Monday through his official Facebook page

Sad News: The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County – where Dobson once served as chairman – announced the news on Monday through his official Facebook page

He also had an impressive list of film roles, including the 1981 film All Night Long, where he starred alongside Barbara Strisand and Jean Hackman.

After spending big time in TV, Dobson remained with the popular show for its entire five seasons from 1973 to 1978, and later reunited with Savalas for the 1990 TV film, Kojak: It’s Always Something, where he The character had become an assistant district attorney.

After a string of other appearances, her next notable role was in the soap opera Not’s Landing, opposite Michelle Lee, M. Patrick ‘Mac’ came in playing the role of McKenzie.

This became a major part of his career as he joined the show at the start of its fourth season in September 1982 and the series was canceled by 1993.

Impressively, Dobson won five soap opera digest awards for his work on the show.

He later reunited with his Knots Landing Land co-stars in 1997 for the miniseries, Knots Landing: Back to the Cool-Day-Sack, and again in 2005 for the non-fiction special Knots Landing Reunion .

Rolls: Dobson as Bobby Gibbons in the 1981 film All Night Long, where he starred alongside Barbara Strisand and Jean Hadman.

Rolls: Dobson as Bobby Gibbons in the 1981 film All Night Long, where he starred alongside Barbara Strisand and Jean Hadman.

No stranger to other soaps, Dobson was the fourth actor to play the role of Mickey Horton on Days of Our Lives, before being killed in 2010, and he also appeared in The Bold and the Beautiful.

A former Army soldier, Dobson twice served as chairman of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, and was a lifetime member of AMVETS (American Veterans).

He is survived by his wife Susan – whom he married in 1968 – and three children they shared together.

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