‘Kojak’ and ‘Knots Landing’ Star Kevin Dobson Dead at 77
Kevin dobson – a veteran actor best known for his roles in television series and soap operas – is said to have died of a heart attack.
Dobson – a star of the classic ’70s crime show “Kojak” with the prime-time soap “Knots Landing” in the’ 80s and early ’90s – died on Sunday … according to the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County. He’s an army veterinarian who was once chairman of the board.
Kevin broke in in 1968 when he landed a role in “One Life to Live” which put him on a loaded path to regular TV roles … including “The Doctors”, “Mod Squad” and “Emergency!”
He became a more recognizable face after playing alongside Telly Savalas as Det. Bobby Crocker on “Kojak”. Then, in 1982, he scored his most notable role as Mack MacKenzie in the CBS drama, “Knots Landing” … which earned him 5 Soap Opera Digest Awards.
He went on to appear on several other popular soap operas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Days of Our Lives”, along with a handful of films.
Dobson’s most recent credits include spots on “House of Lies” and “Anger Management”. He is also slated to appear in the “12 midnight” television series next year.
Kevin is survived by his wife and their 3 children. He was 77 years old.
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