RIP: Darren McGavin

<  RIP: Darren McGavin

While I know some of y’all are going ‘Who?’, I know others recognize this as the passing of the original Kolchac.

McGavin, 83, died Saturday of natural causes at a Los Angeles-area hospital with his family at his side, said his son Bogart McGavin.

McGavin also had leading roles in TV’s “Riverboat” and cult favorite “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.” Among his memorable portrayals was Gen. George Patton in the 1979 TV biography “Ike.”

McGavin’s official website is here; his IMDb page is here.

[via Pam Spaulding @ Pandagon]

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3 Responses to “RIP: Darren McGavin”

karen m

Wow. That is sad news. Kolchak was one of my favorites – I remember sneaking downstairs to watch after everybody else had gone to bed.

I had no idea he was 83.


Thanks for posting this. I’ve been busy painting and working all weekend and didn’t know he had passed away. I actually have Season 1 of the Night Stalker in my Netflix envelope waiting for me this evening. Kismet.

I actually chose my career path because of this man’s work on that show.


I didn’t realize he was that old, either. Some great childhood memories watching that show. I loved it.

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