Robert Michael Urich was an American TV, film, and stage actor and TV producer. His rich body of work as an actor, encompassing almost three decades, consists of many notable films, TV series, and TV films, including a record of starring in 15 TV series. He worked as a salesman at ‘WGN-TV’ in Chicago, and thereafter, as a weatherman, before developing a keen interest in acting and featuring in a stage production of ‘The Rainmaker.’ Resolving to make a career in show business, he made his TV debut in 1972, with a guest role in the series ‘The F.B.I.’ and in films, the following year, with a starring role in ‘Magnum Force.’ He then garnered a titular role in the sitcom series ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ and a starring role in the action/crime-drama series ‘S.W.A.T.’ However, the most memorable role of his career that gave him widespread popularity was that of ‘Dan Tanna’ in the series ‘Vega$.’ The role earned him two ‘Golden Globe Award’ nominations. He made his ‘Broadway’ debut with the musical ‘Chicago’ in 2000. Other notable works of Urich include films such as ‘The Ice Pirates’ and TV series such as ‘Spenser: For Hire’ and ‘The Lazarus Man’. He died at 55, after battling synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
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Robert Michael Urich
Place Of Death
Cecilia Monica Urich
Heather Menzies (m. 1975), Barbara Rucker (m. 1968–1974)
Allison Grady Urich, Emily Urich, Ryan Urich