An actor best known for starring in three television series from 1967 to 1974 has died. Wayne Maunder, who starred as Scott Lancer on the CBS Western series “Lancer” from 1968-1970, died Nov. 11, according to media reports. He was 80.
Previously, Maunder played the title role of Col. George Armstrong Custer in ABC’s “Custer,” which aired opposite NBC’s established Western “The Virginian” starting in fall 1967 and lasted just 17 episodes.
Maunder went on to star in the NBC cop drama “Chase,” created by Stephen J. Cannell, which aired during the 1973-74 TV season. He also had guest roles on a number of TV shows, including “Kung Fu,” “Police Story,” “The Streets of San Francisco” and “Barnaby Jones.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maunder, who had a history of heart disease, died unexpectedly at his home in Brattleboro, Vt.
Here’s a tribute to Maunder that was posted on YouTube in 2014 …