Famous Actors Who Died in 2011

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  1. John Dye

    John Dye


    John Carroll Dye (January 31, 1963 – January 10, 2011) was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the television series Touched by an Angel.

  2. Andy Whitfield

    Andy Whitfield


    Andy Whitfield (died 11 September 2011) was a British actor. He was best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

  3. Heavy D

    Heavy D


    Dwight Errington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor, and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included dancers/background vocalists G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, DJ Premier, his cousin Pete Rock and Eddie F.

  4. James Arness

    James Arness


    James King Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) and four more made-for-TV Gunsmoke movies in the 1990s. In Europe Arness reached cult status for his role as Zeb Macahan in the western series How the West Was Won. His younger brother was actor Peter Graves.

  5. Michael Sarrazin

    Michael Sarrazin


    Michael Sarrazin (May 22, 1940 – April 17, 2011) was a Canadian film and television actor who found fame opposite Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969).

  6. Peter Falk

    Peter Falk


    Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Robin and the 7 Hoods and Murder by Death, as well as many television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once. Director William Friedkin said of Falk's role in his film The Brink's Job (1978): "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."

  7. Christopher Mayer

    Christopher Mayer


    Christopher "Chip" Mayer (February 21, 1954 – July 23, 2011), born George Charles Mayer III in Manhattan, New York City, was an American film and TV actor.

  8. Farley Granger

    Farley Granger


    Farley Earle Granger (July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951.

  9. Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper


    Jackie Cooper (September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011), was an American actor, television director, producer and executive. He was a child actor who managed to make the transition to an adult career. Cooper was the first child actor to receive an Academy Award nomination. At age 9, he was also the youngest performer to have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role—an honor that he received for the film Skippy (1931). For nearly 50 years, Cooper remained the youngest Oscar nominee in any category, until he was surpassed by Justin Henry's nomination, at age 8, in the Supporting Actor category for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

  10. David Nelson

    David Nelson


    David Oswald Nelson (October 24, 1936 – January 11, 2011) was an American actor, director, producer. He was the elder son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of singer Eric "Ricky" Nelson.

  11. Ferlin Husky

    Ferlin Husky


    Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes. He had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelling a seven-decade entertainment career.

  12. Jeff Conaway

    Jeff Conaway


    Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway (October 5, 1950 – May 27, 2011) was an American actor known for his roles in the movie Grease and two US television series Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured in the first and second season of the reality television series, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In May 2011 after spending just over two weeks in the hospital, Conaway died at the age of 60 due to complications related to pneumonia and the degenerative brain condition known as encephalopathy.

  13. Ram Revilla

    Ram Revilla


    Ram Revilla (February 12, 1988 – October 28, 2011), born Ramgen Jose Magsaysay Bautista, also known as Ramgen Revilla, was a Filipino actor best known for his roles in various Filipino television series including his role as Jeff Gatdula in Tonyong Bayawak. Revilla was murdered on October 28, 2011 at approximately 11:30 pm. He was declared dead on arrival at the Parañaque Medical Center after being shot and stabbed in their family residence. There is no clear evidence about the gunman or the mastermind.

  14. Cliff Robertson

    Cliff Robertson


    Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly. On television, he portrayed retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 1976 adaptation of Aldrin's autobiographic Return to Earth, played a fictional character based on Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms in the 1977 adaptation of John Ehrlichman's Watergate novel The Company, and portrayed Henry Ford in the 1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine. His last well-known film appearances were in 2002 through 2007 as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy.

  15. Pete Postlethwaite

    Pete Postlethwaite


    Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite (ˈpɒsəlθwt; 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first success came with the 1988 film Distant Voices, Still Lives. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and appeared in Alien 3, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, The Age of Stupid, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, and Inception.

  16. William Campbell

    William Campbell


    William Campbell (October 30, 1923 – April 28, 2011) was an American actor who appeared in supporting roles in major film productions and also starred in several low-budget B-movies, and horror films.

  17. Wyatt Knight

    Wyatt Knight


    Wyatt Knight (January 20, 1955 – October 25, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Tommy Turner in the Porky's trilogy.

  18. Konstantin Vrotsos

    Konstantin Vrotsos


  19. Charles Napier

    Charles Napier


    Charles Lewis Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was a prolific American actor, who after his film debut mainly worked in supporting roles. Napier's strong voice, steely gaze and distinctive broad jutting chin made him immediately convincing as the cop or military officer he often played. After leaving his tiny Kentucky town to serve in the army, he graduated college and worked as a sports coach and art teacher before settling on acting as a career. Following some lean years during which he was supported by parts in Russ Meyer films, Napier established himself in character roles and worked steadily for the next 35 years, he was described as one of the most recognizable faces that people could not put a name to (partly due to his wide grinning persona in TV advertisements). Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme considered Napier to be vastly underrated.

  20. Francesco Quinn

    Francesco Quinn


    Francesco Daniele Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011) was an Italian-born film and television actor. The first son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addolori (Anthony Quinn's second wife), Francesco is perhaps best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986). However, his first major role in television was in the prime-time series Quo Vadis? (1985 TV mini-series). His final role was the voice of the Autobot, Dino (Mirage) in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

  21. Aron Kincaid

    Aron Kincaid


    Aron Kincaid (June 15, 1940 – January 6, 2011) was an American actor and former voice actor known for playing Killer Croc on Batman: The Animated Series and Sky Lynx on The Transformers. He also voiced characters for The Smurfs, and DuckTales, among others. In his later years he also had careers as a model and an artist.

  22. Kenneth Mars

    Kenneth Mars


    Kenneth Mars (April 4, 1935 – February 12, 2011) was an American television, film and voice actor.

  23. Paul Picerni

    Paul Picerni


    Paul Vincent Picerni, Sr. (December 1, 1922 – January 12, 2011), was an American actor with a long, distinguished career in film and television, perhaps best known today in the role of Federal Agent Lee Hobson, second-in-command to Robert Stack's Eliot Ness in the ABC hit television series, The Untouchables.

  24. T.P. McKenna

    T.P. McKenna


    Thomas Patrick McKenna (7 September 1929 – 13 February 2011), known professionally as T.P. McKenna, was an Irish actor who worked on stage, in film and television in Ireland and the UK from the 1950s.

  25. Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera


    Anthony John Herrera (January 19, 1944 – June 21, 2011) was an American actor.

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