Sunday, March 7, 2021

Geoffrey Scott R.I.P.

Geoffrey Scott, who appeared on the TV shows Dark Shadows, Cliffhangers, and Dynasty, died February 23 2021 at the age of 79. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease for many years. 

Geoffrey Scott was born on February 22 1942 in Hollywood. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley and lived on the same street as John Wayne and Clark Gable. He was signed by Dick Clayton, the agent who also signed James Dean and Burt Reynolds.

Geoffrey Scott made his television debut on Dark Shadows in 1970, playing Sky Rumson, a wealthy man loyal to the Leviathans. He also appeared on the short-lived soap opera Where the Heart Is.  Later in the Seventies he was the lead on the Cliffhangers segment "The Secret Empire," playing a marshal in the Old West fighting aliens. He guest starred on the shows Cannon, Adam-12, The Wide World of Mystery, Kojak, Harry O, Barnaby Jones, and Dallas

In the Eighties Mr. Scott was one of the leads on the short-lived TV series Concrete Cowboys. Late in the decade he had regular roles on Dynasty and 1st & Ten. He also appeared on the soap opera General Hospital. He guest starred on the shows Fantasy Island; It's Your Move; Hotel; Matt Houston; Night Court; The Love Boat; Webster; Married with Children; Hooperman, She's the Sheriff; and Murder, She Wrote. He appeared in the movies The Morning After (1986) and Under Crystal Lake (1990). 

In the Nineties Geoffrey Scott guest starred on P.S. I Luv U, FBI: The Untold Stories, Baywatch, Murphy Brown, and The Guiding Light. His last appearance on screen was in the movie Hulk (2003).

During his career Geoffrey Scott also appeared in several commercials, including ones for Marlboro, Camel, and Maxwell House.

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