Charles Siebert Bids Adieu To The World At The Age Of 84

Charles Siebert Bids Adieu To The World At The Age Of 84

‘Trapper John, M.D.’ actor, Charles Siebert departed from this world at 84. Siebert was suffering from Covid-19 related health issues. 

Charles Siebert Bids Goodbye To The World At The Age Of 84

The American actor and television director who played the role of Dr. Stanley Riverside in the CBS Medical Drama series Trapper John M.D. died at the age of 84 due to covid related pneumonia at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Siebert’s death was confirmed in a statement on the website of the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, where he used to appear frequently.

Craig A. Miller who is the former artistic director of the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, wrote a heartfelt tribute to the late actor, “Charlie was never one to over-compliment, or gush, or flatter, He was serious about his craft; he worked hard, and he expected everyone around him to do the same. He lifted us all to a new level of theatricality and magic. As an actor, he didn’t want the praise — he wanted the damn notes.”

Charles Siebert Bids Adieu To The World At The Age Of 84

Early Life And Career Of The Legend

The late actor was born in the year 1938 in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. After graduating from his college he served in the army before the Vietnam War era. While he was still in the army he auditioned for the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts.

He along with his wife shifted to London. After they returned to US Siebert started working with theatres. He made his Broadway debut in a 1967 production of Brecht’s Galileo.

He started his TV career in the late 1960s on the popular soap opera Search for Tomorrow. During the Mid 1970’s he appeared in some series like Hawk, N.Y.P.D., Another World, The Adams Chronicles, Kojak, Police Woman, and The Rockford Files. By the year 1977, he reappeared on the Norman Lear soap parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

He, later on, appeared as a guest on some other Lear series including All in the Family, Good Times, Maude, One Day at a Time, and much more.

In the year 1979, he landed on the screen with his signature role in the Trapper John, M.D., where he acted opposite well-known stars of that time, Pernell Roberts and Gregory Harrison. He kept on returning to the television screen throughout the late 1980s and ’90s.

He appeared in The Love Boat, The New Mike Hammer, Hotel, Mancuso FBI, Murder, She Wrote, and Xena: Warrior Princess, and several other shows which are considered the best of his career.

During his popular tenure on the Trapper John, M.D., Charles Siebert also began his directing career which included seven episodes of that series. Later on, he also directed episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Silk Stalkings, and much more. 

Personal life Of The Late Actor

Charles Siebert married his college love, Catherine Mary Kilzer, in the year 1962 who was his wife until 1981 till her death. He later married Kristine Leroux in the year 1986. He had in total 3 children.

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