Veteran TV and Film Actor James Gammon Dies (You’ll Know His Face in an Instant); He Played Don Johnson’s Dad on ‘Nash Bridges’

Jul 19, 2010  •  Post A Comment

James Gammon.bmpCharacter 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."


  1. He will be missed!

  2. Still a favorite line of mine from “Major League”
    [a thank-you to imdb.com]:
    [the Cleveland Indians General Manager calls minor league coach Lou Brown at Tire World to offer him a position with the Indians]
    Charlie Donovan:
    How would you like to manage the Indians this year?
    Lou Brown:
    Gee, I don’t know…
    Charlie Donovan:
    What do you mean, you don’t know? This is your chance to manage in the big leagues.
    Lou Brown:
    Let me get back to you, will ya, Charlie? I got a guy on the other line asking about some white walls.
    Gammon will be missed….

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