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|Cartoonist, animator, producer, and teacher, best known as the creator of ''[[SpongeBob SquarePants]]'' and the director of ''[[Rocko's Modern Life]]''
|Cartoonist, animator, producer, and teacher, best known as the creator of ''[[SpongeBob SquarePants]]'' and the director of ''[[Rocko's Modern Life]]''
|<ref>[https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-dead-dies-stephen-hillenburg-1203037362/ 'SpongeBob Squarepants' Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dies at 57] ''Variety'', November 27, 2018</ref>
|<ref>[https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-dead-dies-stephen-hillenburg-1203037362/ 'SpongeBob Squarepants' Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dies at 57] ''Variety'', November 27, 2018</ref>
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|American sportscaster (sports director at [[WPXI]]/Pittsburgh from 1970 to 2001, also worked for [[NBC Sports]])
|American sportscaster/sports director at [[WPXI]]/Pittsburgh from 1970 to 2001 and play-by-play announcer for the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] and [[Pittsburgh Steelers]]. Also worked for [[NBC Sports]] and [[WKBD-TV]]/[[Detroit]].
|<ref>[https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/sam-nover-longtime-wpxi-sports-director-dies-at-77/883271901 Sam Nover, longtime WPXI Sports director, dies at 77] ''WPXI'', December 4, 2018</ref>
|<ref>[https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/sam-nover-longtime-wpxi-sports-director-dies-at-77/883271901 Sam Nover, longtime WPXI Sports director, dies at 77] ''WPXI'', December 4, 2018</ref>

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The following deaths of notable individuals related to American television occurred in 2018.


Date Name Age Notability Source
January 1 Jon Paul Steuer 33 Actor best known as the first Quentin Kelly on Grace Under Fire. Also guest spots on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Day by Day, Homefront, and The Wonder Years. [1]
January 2 Frank Buxton 87 Actor famous for voicing Batfink and Hugo-A-Go-Go on Batfink, writer, director (The Odd Couple, Happy Days, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Mork & Mindy.) [2]
January 5 Carole Hart 77 American producer (Free to Be... You and Me) [3]
Jerry Van Dyke 86 Actor best known as Luther Van Dam on Coach. Also recurring roles on The Middle, Yes, Dear, You Wish, Teen Angel, 13 Queens Boulevard, Headmaster, Accidental Family, My Mother the Car, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Brother of Dick Van Dyke. [4]
January 7 Doug Young 98 American voice actor, best known for voicing Doggie Daddy in Hanna Barbera cartoons [5]
January 8 Donnelly Rhodes 80 Canadian actor (Bonanza, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Laredo, Run for Your Life, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible, Insight, The Young and the Restless, Soap, Report to Murphy, Hill Street Blues, Double Trouble, The Heights, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Life as We Know It, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow) [6]
January 10 Doreen Tracey 74 Actress and one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club [7]
January 13 Keith Jackson 89 Sportscaster for ABC and ESPN for over 50 years, most notably for college football. [8]
Naomi Stevens 92 American actress (recurring roles on Love, American Style, My Three Sons, and The Doris Day Show) [9]
January 14 Hugh Wilson 74 Writer/director/producer, most notably on WKRP in Cincinnati, Frank's Place, and The Famous Teddy Z [10]
January 16 Bradford Dillman 87 American actor (Kraft Theatre, Alcoa Premiere, Kraft Suspense Theatre, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dr. Kildare, Court Martial, Shane, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Big Valley, Judd for the Defense, Ironside, The Virginian, The F.B.I., Mission: Impossible, Medical Center, Cannon, The Wide World of Mystery, Barnaby Jones, King's Crossing, Falcon Crest, Dynasty, Hotel and Murder, She Wrote) [11]
January 19 Lin Bolen 76 American producer (Stumpers! and W.E.B.) and vice president of daytime television programming for NBC [12]
Olivia Cole 75 American actress (Guiding Light, Police Woman, Roots, Szysznyk, Backstairs at the White House, Report to Murphy, North and South, The Women of Brewster Place, Brewster Place, L.A. Law and Murder, She Wrote) [13]
John Conboy 83 American producer (Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, The Young and the Restless, Capitol, Santa Barbara and Guiding Light) [14]
Dorothy Malone 93 Actress (best known for her role as Constance Mackenzie in Peyton Place and the TV movies Murder in Peyton Place and Peyton Place: The Next Generation). [15]
January 20 John Coleman 83 Meteorologist (co-founder of The Weather Channel; worked at several local stations including WLS-TV/Chicago and KUSI-TV/San Diego) [16]
January 21 Connie Sawyer 105 Actress (The Jackie Gleason Show, The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, My World and Welcome to It, Room 222, The F.B.I., McMillan & Wife, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, The Streets of San Francisco, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, Hawaii Five-O, Archie Bunker's Place, Hill Street Blues, In the Heat of the Night, Murder, She Wrote, Boy Meets World, Becker, ER and Ray Donovan) [17]
January 22 Ursula K. Le Guin 88 Science fiction author of The Lathe of Heaven which was adapted into a pair of TV movies, and the Legend of Earthsea series which became the miniseries Earthsea [18]
January 23 Robert Dowdell 85 Actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Stoney Burke) [19]
January 25 John Morris 91 American composer. Won a Daytime Emmy for his score for the TV miniseries The Tap Dance Kid. Other work includes the themes to The French Chef and Coach. [20]
January 26 Cyrus Yavneh 75 American producer (CBS Summer Playhouse, Son of the Morning Star, Nothing Sacred, 24, Supernatural and Hit the Floor) [21]
January 27 Mort Walker 94 American cartoonist, whose King Features Syndicate characters Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois were later made into animated television series and specials. [22]
January 30 Mark Salling 35 Actor and musician, best known as Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on Glee [23]
Louis Zorich 93 Actor, best known as Burt Buchman on Mad About You and Jules Berger on Brooklyn Bridge [24]
January 31 Leah LaBelle 31 Singer who competed on the third season of American Idol. [25]


Date Name Age Notability Source
February 4 John Mahoney 77 Actor, best known as Martin Crane on Frasier (other works include guest spots/recurring roles on Chicago Story, Saturday Night Live, H.E.L.P., The Human Factor, Cheers, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Becker, The Simpsons, In Treatment, Burn Notice and Hot in Cleveland) [26]
February 7 Mickey Jones 76 American actor (recurring roles on Home Improvement and Justified; guest spots onThe Rockford Files, The Dukes of Hazzard, Flo, The Incredible Hulk, T.J. Hooker, V, Alice, The A-Team, All My Children, ALF, Something Is Out There, Baywatch, Step by Step, Northern Exposure, and Boy Meets World) [27]
February 9 Reg E. Cathey 59 Actor, best known for his roles on Square One Television, and as Freddy Hayes on House of Cards, Norman Wilson on The Wire, Martin Querns on Oz, and Byron Giles on Outcast [28]
John Gavin 86 Actor, best known as Harrison Destry on Destry and Dan Talbot on Convoy. [29]
February 11 Jan Maxwell 61 Actress (Recurring roles on Another World, BrainDead, Billy & Billie, The Divide, Gossip Girl, All My Children, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, and Murder, She Wrote.) [30]
February 12 Marty Allen 95 American comedian and actor (Kraft Music Hall, The Tonight Show, Tonight Starring Jack Paar, The Garry Moore Show, The Match Game, The Price Is Right, The Hollywood Palace, What's My Line?, Dream Girl of '67, Personality, Della, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, The Dean Martin Show, Tattletales, Dinah!, The Hollywood Squares, The Mike Douglas Show and The Bob Braun Show). [31]
February 22 Nanette Fabray 97 Emmy Award-winning actress (recurring role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, guest spots on One Day at a Time, Burke’s Law, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Love, American Style, Maude, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Murder, She Wrote, Your Show of Shows, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, and Coach); game show personality (The Hollywood Squares, What's My Line?, Password All-Stars, and Match Game); and frequent talk show guest (The Carol Burnett Show and The Ed Sullivan Show) [32]
February 23 James Colby 56 American actor (As the World Turns, NYPD Blue, Waterfront, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods, Deception, Taxi Brooklyn, Madoff, Chicago P.D. and Empire) [33]
February 26 Paul De Meo 64 American writer and producer, co-creator of The Flash, Human Target, Viper and The Sentinel. Recurring on K-Ville and Loving. [34]
Benjamin Melniker 104 American producer (Dinosaucers, Swamp Thing: The Series, Fish Police, Swamp Thing, and Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?). Recurring on Sister, Sister, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless, and Moesha. [35]


Date Name Age Notability Source
March 3 David Ogden Stiers 75 American actor, voiceover artist, and musician, best known for portraying Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H, D.A. Michael Reston in the Perry Mason made-for-TV movies, and recurring roles in Two Guys and a Girl as Mr. Bauer, and Oberoth in Stargate Atlantis, as well as voicing Dr. Jumba Jookiba In Lilo & Stitch: The Series, among his notable credits. [36]
March 10 Michael Gershman 73 American cinematographer and director (Courthouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Crossing Jordan) [37]
March 23 DuShon Monique Brown 49 Actress, best known as Connie on Chicago Fire and Katie Welch on Prison Break [38]


Date Name Age Notability Source
April 1 Steven Bochco 74 Writer and producer (creator of Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue and Doogie Howser, M.D.) [39]
Bob Beattie 85 Skiing coach and commentator for ABC and ESPN [40]
April 8 Chuck McCann 83 American voice actor (DuckTales, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero) and commercial voiceover artist (Right Guard deodorant, Cocoa Puffs mascot Sonny the Cuckoo Bird). Also host of several local children's shows and guest spots on several sitcoms. [41]
April 15 R. Lee Ermey 74 Actor, voice actor, TV host, and United States Marine Corps drill instructor (TV work includes hosting Mail Call, Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey, and GunnyTime; and guest spots on House, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Rocket Power) [42]
April 16 Harry Anderson 65 Actor best known as Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court and Dave Barry on Dave's World. Also had a main role in the miniseries It, a brief recurring role on Cheers, and hosted Saturday Night Live several times. [43]
Pamela Gidley 52 Actress and model (recurring roles on Tour of Duty, Strange Luck, The Pretender, Angel Street, Skin, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and appearances in the TV movies Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Glory Days, Blue Bayou, Man Made, and Goodbye Casanova) [44]
April 17 Ken Dolan 75 American financial advisor who along with wife Daria Dolan formed the double act The Dolans (hosts of Dolans Unscripted on CNN and contributors to CBS This Morning) [45]
April 20 Al Swift 82 Politician and Emmy Award-winning TV news producer at KVOS-TV/Bellingham, Washington [46]
April 22 Dave Nelson 73 Retired baseball player and coach. TV color commentator/analyst for the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals. [47]
April 23 Don Bustany 89 Camera coordinator on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and other MTM productions; co-creator of America's Top 10 [48]
Bob Dorough 94 Musician who wrote and performed the music on Schoolhouse Rock! [49]
April 27 Paul Junger Witt 77 Co-founder of Witt/Thomas Productions and film and television producer of such works as Here Come the Brides, The Partridge Family, The Golden Girls, Soap, Benson, Empty Nest and Blossom. [50]
April 29 Robert Mandan 86 American actor, notable for playing Chester Tate on Soap, James Bradford in Three’s A Crowd, and Col. Lawrence Fielding on Private Benjamin. Guest roles in The Facts of Life, Who's the Boss?, All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, Married... with Children, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. [51]


Date Name Age Notability Source
May 6 Ray Szmanda 91 Announcer on Menards commercials from 1976–1998 [52]
May 13 Margot Kidder 69 Canadian-born American Emmy-award-winning actress and activist best known as Lois Lane in the 1970s-1980s Superman movies (TV work includes a regular role in Nichols, panelist on Mantrap, guest spots on Harry O, Banacek, Saturday Night Live, The L Word, Brothers and Sisters, Smallville, and R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour; TV movie work includes Pygmalion, Body of Evidence and WindRunner) [53]
May 16 Joseph Campanella 93 Actor best known as Jonathan Young on The Bold and the Beautiful, and recurring roles on The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, The Doctors and the Nurses, Mannix, One Day at a Time, The Colbys, Road Rovers, That's Life, and Spider-Man [54]
May 20 Patricia Morison 103 Actress and singer (TV work includes a recurring role as Dr. Karen Gayle on The Cases of Eddie Drake and guest spots on Cheers and Have Gun – Will Travel) [55]
May 21 Allyn Ann McLerie 91 Canadian-born American actress and dancer (regular role in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and The Tony Randall Show; recurring roles in WKRP in Cincinnati and Punky Brewster; guest roles include The Love Boat, The Thorn Birds, St. Elsewhere, Barney Miller, Dynasty, The Waltons and Brooklyn Bridge) [56]
May 21 Clint Walker 90 Actor, best known as Cheyenne Bodie on Cheyenne [57]
May 22 Elizabeth Sung 63 Actress, best known as Luan Volien from The Young and the Restless; guest appearances include Hawaii Five-0, The Sopranos, Bones, and Curb Your Enthusiasm [58]
May 24 Jerry Maren 98 Actor, best known as a member of the Munchkin Lollipop Guild in the frequently televised film The Wizard of Oz; was a regular cast member on No Soap, Radio and The Gong Show, in addition to guest appearances on The Odd Couple and Seinfeld [59]


Date Name Age Notability Source
June 5 Kate Spade 55 American fashion designer, sister-in-law of David Spade, and aunt of Rachel Brosnahan (appearances include Today and The View). [60]
June 8 Anthony Bourdain 61 Chef, four-time Emmy winning-television host (A Cook's Tour, The Layover, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown) and writer (Treme). Guest appearances include Miami Ink, The Simpsons and Yo Gabba Gabba!. [61]
June 9 Murray Fromson 88 Correspondent on CBS News [62]
June 10 Neal E. Boyd 42 Opera singer and winner of America's Got Talent season three. [63]
June 11 Rumen Petkov 70 Animator and director (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Powerpuff Girls, Duckman, Mike, Lu & Og) [64]
June 12 Al Meltzer 89 Sports anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia [65]
June 15 Joe DeNardo 87 American meteorologist, philanthropist, and lifetime Emmy recipient, notable for his work at WTAE-TV Pittsburgh from 1969 to 2007, as well as an early tenure with KDKA-TV [66]
June 17 Elizabeth Brackett 76 Journalist (correspondent on PBS NewsHour and host of Chicago Tonight on WTTW) [67]
June 18 Richard Valeriani 85 Correspondent for NBC News [68]
June 21 Charles Krauthammer 68 Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist (The Washington Post) and pundit (Fox News) [69]
June 22 Deanna Lund 81 American actress and author, notable for playing Valerie Scott in Land of The Giants and Peggy Lowell on General Hospital [70]
June 24 Stanley Anderson 78 American actor (Son of the Morning Star, L.A. Law, Dangerous Minds, The Shining, Players, Seinfeld, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Crossing Jordan, Roswell, Law & Order, American Dreams, The Practice, The Drew Carey Show and NYPD Blue) [71]
Richard Benjamin Harrison 77 American pawn shop owner and reality television personality ("Old Man" on Pawn Stars) [72]
June 28 Harlan Ellison 84 Writer (The Flying Nun, Burke's Law, Route 66, The Outer Limits, Star Trek, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Cimarron Strip, and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour). Voice credits include Phantom 2040 and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. [73]
June 29 Matt Cappotelli 38 American professional wrestler, Co-winner of the third season of WWE Tough Enough. [74]
Steve Ditko 90 Writer/artist for Marvel Comics who co-created the characters Spider-Man (star of two live action and eight animated television series) and Doctor Strange (most prominently featured in a 1978 TV movie) [75]


Date Name Age Notability Source
July 1 Dick Feagler 79 News commentator at Cleveland stations WVIX, WKYC and WEWS-TV. [76]
July 5 Ed Schultz 64 Political commentator and host of The Ed Show and News with Ed Schultz [77]
July 8 Tab Hunter 86 Actor (star of The Tab Hunter Show, guest spots on Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat and The Six Million Dollar Man) [78]
Alan Johnson 81 Choreographer, three time Emmy Award-winner (Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration, Shirley MacLaine... 'Every Little Movement, and S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin) [79]
July 12 Roger Perry 85 American actor (December Bride, Harrigan and Son, Arrest and Trial, Nanny and the Professor, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Love, American Style, Ironside, The F.B.I., Barnaby Jones, The Facts of Life and Falcon Crest) [80]
July 18 Adrian Cronauer 79 American radio and television personality and voice over talent who was immortalized by Robin Williams in the 1987 film adaptation of his autobiography Good Morning, Vietnam (alumnus of WRFT Roanoke, Virginia; commercial work included Lipton, Columbia Records and Welch’s) [81]
July 19 Jon Schnepp 51 Animator, director, producer, writer, and voice actor, best known for his work on Metalocalypse, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force [82]
July 21 Elmarie Wendel 89 Actress best known as Mamie Dubcek on 3rd Rock from the Sun and Gina on George Lopez. Guest spots on Love & War, Seinfeld, General Hospital, Bewitched, Murphy Brown, and Empty Nest. [83]
July 25 Frank Clarke 84 Retired football player and sportscaster (NFL on CBS, WFAA-TV/Dallas, Texas) [84]
Patrick Williams 79 Four-time Emmy-winning composer (The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The Streets of San Francisco, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) [85]


Date Name Age Notability Source
August 2 Neil Argo 71 Composer (Wild America, Mission: Impossible, Dynasty, The Colbys, MacGyver, and Beverly Hills, 90210). [86]
August 5 Gerry Lenfest 88 Lawyer and executive (chairman and majority shareholder of TelVue) [87]
Charlotte Rae 92 American character actress, singer, and dancer, best known as Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff'rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life, as well as a regular role as Mrs. Bellotti in Hot l Baltimore and a cast member of The Rich Little Show and recurring roles as Molly the Mail Lady on Sesame Street and Sylvia Schnauzer on Car 54, Where Are You?. [88]
August 6 Patricia Benoit 91 Actress (The Philco Television Playhouse, Mister Peepers, Producers' Showcase, The Alcoa Hour, The United States Steel Hour and As the World Turns) [89]
August 8 John Glines 84 Producer and writer (Sesame Street and Captain Kangaroo) [90]
August 20 Craig Zadan 69 Producer (Gypsy, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, Twists of Terror, Double Platinum, The Wonderful World of Disney, The Beach Boys: An American Family, The Three Stooges, What Makes a Family, Brian's Song, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Martin and Lewis, The Music Man, Lucy, The Reagans, Veritas: The Quest, Suburban Madness, It's All Relative, Empire, Wedding Wars, A Raisin in the Sun, Living Proof, Smash, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Steel Magnolias, Drop Dead Diva, The Anna Nicole Story and Bonnie & Clyde) [91]
August 21 Stefan Karl Stefansson 43 Icelandic actor best known as the villain Robbie Rotten on LazyTown. [92]
August 23 Brian Drebber 68 Sportscaster (Speed, TNT, ESPN, ABC, CBS, and PBS) [93]
Russ Heath 91 Artist (Godzilla, Blackstar, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, RoboCop: The Animated Series, The Karate Kid, X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1989 TV series)) [94]
August 24 Robin Leach 76 British writer and TV personality, best known as the longtime host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Also host of Fame, Fortune and Romance, The Surreal Life: Fame Games and Madonna Exposed; contributor for People Tonight, AM Los Angeles, and Entertainment Tonight; co-founder of Food Network; and a guest appearance in WrestleMania IV. [95]
August 25 Neil Simon 91 Playwright, wrote The Odd Couple on which three TV series (the original 1970–1975 version, a 1982–1983 remake, and a 2015–2017 update) are based. Also screenwriter (Your Show of Shows, The Phil Silvers Show, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) [96]
August 26 Barrie Dunsmore 79 Senior foreign/diplomatic correspondent for ABC News [97]
August 27 Fredd Wayne 93 Actor best known for his Benjamin Franklin impression and one man show Benjamin Franklin, Citizen [98]
August 29 Stan Brock 82 English-American wilderness expert and founder of Remote Area Medical (TV work includes Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom) [99]
August 30 Vanessa Marquez 49 Actress primarily known for her recurring role on the first three seasons of ER as nurse Wendy Goldman; also recurred on Malcolm And Eddie [100]
August 31 Susan Brown 86 Actress best known for soap opera roles, including Santa Barbara, Port Charles, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, and The Young and the Restless. Also guest spots on Death Valley Days, Kojak, Marcus Welby, M.D., Barney Miller, Hotel, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Frasier. [101]
Gloria Jean 92 Actress and singer (Rebound, Death Valley Days, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Your Favorite Story, Annie Oakley, Lux Video Theatre, Lock-Up, The Dick Powell Theatre and Saints and Sinners) [102]
Carole Shelley 79 British-born American actress (In Living Color, Rheingold Theatre, The Avengers, The Odd Couple, Another World, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Loving, All My Children, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless, Charlie's Angels, Spenser: For Hire, I Dream of Jeannie, The Cosby Show, Monsters, Hercules, Bewitched, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Frasier, All That, and Third Watch) [103]


Date Name Age Notability Source
September 4 Bill Daily 91 Actor known for guest playing Mr. Johnson on Bewitched, Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie, Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show, and Dr. Larry Dykstra on ALF. Frequent panelist on Match Game. [104]
Christopher Lawford 63 Actor (All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital) [105]
Thomas Rickman 78 Writer and director (wrote several TV movies including The Hands of Cormac Joyce, Home Cookin, Bethune, Truman, Tuesdays with Morrie, A Mother's Fight for Justice, The Reagans, Front of the Class and A Smile as Big as the Moon). [106]
September 5 Mike Hogewood 65 Sportscaster (Fox Sports South, Raycom Sports, Sun Sports, NESN, Comcast SportsNet, HDNet, Speed, TNN, and WFMY-TV/Greensboro, North Carolina) [107]
September 6 Thad Mumford 67 Writer/producer known for work on The Electric Company, M*A*S*H, and ALF [108]
Burt Reynolds 82 Actor (main/recurring roles on Gunsmoke, Evening Shade, Out of This World, Hawk, Dan August, and B.L. Stryker); appeared as himself on The Golden Girls, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Larry Sanders Show, Cybill, and Archer; frequent guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and guest star on Designing Women and My Name Is Earl [109]
September 7 Mac Miller 26 Rapper, reality television star (Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family). Performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Today, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore [110]
September 10 Peter Donat 90 Canadian-American actor (Kraft Television Theatre, Hawk, Mission: Impossible, I Spy, The Waltons, Mannix, Great Performances, Captains and the Kings, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, Dallas, Flamingo Road, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Murder, She Wrote, Time Trax, The Outer Limits and The X-Files) [111]
September 13 Marin Mazzie 57 Actress and singer (recurring role as Kathy Halverson on Still Standing). [112]
September 16 Frank Parker 79 Actor best known as Grandpa Shawn Brady on Days of Our Lives [113]
September 23 Gary Kurtz 78 Film/TV producer best known for his work on the original Star Wars trilogy (TV work includes Friends and Heroes, 5-25-77, The Tale of Jack Frost, and The Making of Star Wars) [114]
September 25 Jerry Thorpe 92 American director and producer (December Bride, The Walter Winchell File, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Kraft Mystery Theater, Kung Fu, Harry O, The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove, Chicago Story, Our House, One West Waikiki, The Untouchables, Vacation Playhouse, Rafferty, American Dream, The Devlin Connection and Falcon Crest) [115]
September 26 Roger Robinson 78 American actor (Ironside, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Baretta, King, Quincy M.E., Friends, The Jeffersons, The Incredible Hulk, The Dukes of Hazzard, Kate Brasher, ER, NYPD Blue, Rubicon, Elementary and How to Get Away with Murder) [116]


Date Name Age Notability Source
October 4 Will Vinton 70 American producer and writer (Gary & Mike, The PJs, The California Raisin Show, Adventures in Wonderland, Sesame Street) [117]
October 6 Paul James 87 Sportscaster/sports director at Salt Lake City stations KSL-TV and KTVX [118]
Don Sandburg 87 American actor and producer (The Bozo Show and The Banana Splits) [119]
Scott Wilson 76 Actor best known as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead. Also recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Bosch, Damien, and The OA [120]
October 7 Peggy McCay 90 Actress best known as Caroline Brady on Days of Our Lives [121]
Celeste Yarnall 74 Character actor (guest spots on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, My Three Sons, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek, It Takes a Thief, Hogan's Heroes, Land of the Giants, and Star Trek: Of Gods and Men) [122]
October 8 Arnold Kopelson 83 Film/TV producer (TV work includes executive producing the shows The Fugitive and Thieves, and the TV movies Frogmen and Past Tense). Also served on the board of directors for the CBS Corporation. [123]
October 9 Warner Saunders 83 News anchor at Chicago stations WMAQ-TV and WBBM-TV [124]
October 11 Carol Hall 82 Film/TV composer (Sesame Street and several TV movies and specials) [125]
October 15 Paul Allen 65 Businessman, philanthropist and investor (co-founder of Vulcan Productions) [126]
October 16 Dennis Hof 73 Brothel owner and star of Cathouse: The Series [127]
Sid Michaels Kavulich 62 Politician and former sportscaster at WBRE-TV/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania [128]
October 18 Danny Leiner 57 Film/TV director (Backwash, The Mind of the Married Man) [129]
October 24 James Karen 94 American actor, voice over talent and commercial pitchman, notable for serving as the spokesperson for Pathmark, daytime roles as Dr. Burke on As the World Turns and the original Lincoln Tyler on All My Children, a recurrent role as Eliot Randolph in Eight is Enough, a memorable role as the pro-KKK businessman who was saved by George Jefferson via CPR in The Jeffersons, and ruthless businessman Nathan Lassiter in Little House: The Last Farewell, among his credits. [130]
October 30 Beverly McClellan 49 Singer who appeared on the first season of The Voice [131]


Date Name Age Notability Source
November 4 Mike Parker 75 News anchor/reporter at WBBM-TV/Chicago and KNXT-TV/Los Angeles [132]
November 5 Kitty O'Neil 72 American stunt-woman, coordinator, and consultant (credits include The Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman, of which she set a women's high-fall record of 127 ft at the Valley Hilton in Sherman Oaks, California, later breaking the record with a 180 ft fall from a helicopter while filming.) She was also portrayed by Stockard Channing in the biographical TV movie Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story [133]
November 12 Stan Lee 95 American comic book writer, best known as co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Black Panther, and many other Marvel Comics properties, many of which were adapted into television series in which Lee made cameos [134]
November 13 Katherine MacGregor 93 American actress, notable for portraying Harriet Oleson on Little House On The Prairie [135]
November 15 Roy Clark 85 American country musician, best known for co-hosting Hee Haw throughout its run (other TV work includes The Beverly Hillbillies, The Jimmy Dean Show, and numerous guest appearances) [136]
November 16 William Goldman 87 Writer (Mr. Horn, City in Fear); guest co-producing on Back to the Future [137]
November 23 Wayne Maunder 80 Canadian-born American actor, notable for playing George Armstrong Custer in Custer, Scott Lancer in Lancer, and Sergeant Sam MacCray in Chase [138]
November 24 Ricky Jay 72 Magician and actor (recurring roles on Deadwood, The Unit, and Kidnapped). Also the only magician ever profiled on American Masters. [139]
November 26 Stephen Hillenburg 57 Cartoonist, animator, producer, and teacher, best known as the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants and the director of Rocko's Modern Life [140]
November 30 Kuma von Clifford 16 Canine actor (Dog with a Blog, Mutt & Stuff) [141]


Date Name Age Notability Source
December 1 Ken Berry 85 American actor, singer, dancer, and personality, notable for his roles as Dr. Kapish on Dr. Kildare, Joe Dalrymple on No Time for Sergeants, Captain Parmenter on F Troop, Sam Jones on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D., a recurrent member of The Carol Burnett Show, the host of his variety series, and Vinton Harper on Mama's Family; commercial work for Kinney Shoes. [142]
December 2 Paul Sherwen 62 English racing cyclist and sportscaster (NBC) [143]
December 3 Philip Bosco 88 Actor (recurring roles on Damages, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tribeca, and Liberty! The American Revolution) and voice-over narrator (The Civil War, Freedom: A History of Us, and American Experience) [144]
December 4 Sam Nover 77 American sportscaster/sports director at WPXI/Pittsburgh from 1970 to 2001 and play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers. Also worked for NBC Sports and WKBD-TV/Detroit. [145]

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  142. “Ken Berry, Star of 'F Troop' and 'Mama's Family,' Dies at 85” The Hollywood Reporter, December 1, 2018
  143. Iconic voice of cycling Paul Sherwen dies at 62-years-old Canadian Cycling Magazine, December 2, 2018
  144. Philip Bosco, Tony Winner and Actor in 'Working Girl' and 'The Savages,' Dies at 88 The Hollywood Reporter, December 4, 2018
  145. Sam Nover, longtime WPXI Sports director, dies at 77 WPXI, December 4, 2018