Character actor James Gammon, who appeared in major films such as “Urban Cowboy,” “Silverado” and “Cold Mountain” along with a wide range of TV roles, has died, USA Today reports.
Before the rugged-looking Gammon became an actor he was a TV cameraman.
The actor perhaps best known for playing the Cleveland Indians’ manager in “Major League” died Friday in Costa Mesa, Calif., after a battle with cancer of the adrenal glands and the liver, the paper reports. He was 70.
Gammon played Teddy Roosevelt in the TV show “The Adventures of the Young Indiana Jones” and played Don Johnson’s dad on “Nash Bridges.”
Gammon was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in Sam Shepherd’s "Buried Child."