Charles Siebert, Star Of ‘Trapper John, M.D.,’ Has Passed Away At The Age Of 84.
Actor Charles Siebert died at the age of 84 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. As a result of Covid-19-related health difficulties, Siebert was in pain.
The Legend’s Early Life And Career
According to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, American actor and television director Stanley Riverside, who played Dr. Stanley Riverside in the CBS medical drama Trapper John MD, passed away on March 28 at the age of 84 after contracting pneumonia. The 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, where Siebert frequently performed, acknowledged his death in a statement on their website.
An artistic director of the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa paid an emotional tribute to the late actor: “Charlie was never one to over-compliment, or fawn, or flatter, and he will be greatly missed.” As a result of his dedication to his trade, he expected others to do the same. A new degree of magic and theatricality was brought to us all by him. When he was an actor, he didn’t care about the accolades—he just wanted the notes.”
Born in 1938 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, the actor passed away in 2007. His military service occurred prior to the Vietnam War, after he graduated from college. He auditioned for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts while serving in the military. He and his wife sold their home in the suburbs and moved to the city of London. Seibert began working with theatres after returning to the United States. In 1967, he made his Broadway debut as Galileo in a Brecht play.
The iconic 1960s soap opera Search for Tomorrow was where he made his TV debut. During the 1970s, he appeared in a number of television shows, including Hawk, N.Y.P.D., Another World, The Adams Chronicles, Kojak, Police Woman, and The Rockford Files. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a Norman Lear soap spoof, resurrected him in 1977. A number of other Lear shows featured him as a guest star, including All in the Family and Good Times. He also appeared on Maude and One Day at a Time.
In 1979, he made his big screen debut in the Trapper John, M.D. starring Pernell Roberts and Gregory Harrison, two established actors of the era. Throughout the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was a frequent visitor on the small screen.
He has appeared in some of the best shows of his career, including The Love Boat, The New Mike Hammer, Hotel, Mancuso FBI, Murder, She Wrote, and Xena: Warrior Princess. Charles Siebert began his directing career while working on Trapper John, M.D., which he directed seven episodes of. Later on, he also directed episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Silk Stalkings, and many other television programs.
Intimate details of the life of the late actor
It was in 1962 that Charles Siebert married Catherine Mary Kilzer, his undergraduate sweetheart, and they remained together until her death in 1981. In 1986, he married Kristine Leroux. In total, he had three children.