Cult Horror Actor Dies

Aug 10, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An actor known for his performances in cult horror movies and on TV has died. Variety reports that Mark Sheeler died Aug. 6 of complications from a stroke. He was 92.

Sheeler appeared in movies and TV series mainly in the 1950s, but had a small role on “Mad About You” as recently as 1997, according to IMDb. In his heyday he played a number of roles on the 1950s TV show “Captain Z-Ro” and made appearances on “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,” “The Ford Television Theatre” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

He played Igor in the “Adventures of Superman” episode “The Atomic Captive” and was Tony Alviso on “Zorro.”

On the big screen, he appeared in “From Hell It Came” and “The Raven,” among other films.

“Born in New York, Sheeler served in the Armed Forces during WWII,” Variety notes. “Upon discharge, he used the GI Bill to get his engineering license and become a radio DJ. He helmed the popular radio show ‘The Blues Chaser Club,’ in which he mixed the tunes of the day with his comedic banter, on stations across the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest during the late ’40s and early ’50s.”

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