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TV Vet Donnelly Rhodes, of Battlestar Galactica and Soap, Dead at 80

Canadian actor Donnelly Rhodes star of hit series TV Vet Donnelly Rhodes, of Battlestar Galactica and Soap, Dead at 80
Hannah Rogers | 12 Января, 2018, 21:25

Canadian actor Donnelly Rhodes, known for playing the irascible Doc Cottle on the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica", died yesterday at the age of 80. The Canadian actor passed away from cancer on Monday, CTV News reports.

Born in Winnipeg, Rhodes served as an airman-mechanic in the Royal Canadian Air Force and began his acting career as a contract player, landing bit parts in such '60s classics as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the original Mission: Impossible TV series. Battlestar Galactica writer/producer Ronald Moore on his Twitter account expressed his sadness at Rhodes' passing, writing: "He was a lovely man and I so enjoyed writing for him". Admired his work ever since Soap. Most recently, Rhodes appeared in the DC Universe as Agent Smith ("Invasion!"), a high-ranking NSA employee who tried to kill Green Arrow, The Flash, and the Legends of Tomorrow.

Rhodes starred as Dutch Leitner on ABC's satirical series Soap from 1978 to 1981.

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Rhodes on the set of"Battlestar Galactica in 2006

Rhodes' BSG character, Doc Cottle, was a no-nonsense physician who would smoke cigarettes while treating patients, and could always be counted on for dispensing advice. He also had small roles on shows including "Mister Ed", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour", "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E", "Cheers", "Taxi", "Hill Street Blues", "Golden Girls", "Murder She Wrote", "The X-Files", "The L Word", "Smallville" and "Tron: Legacy".

On Da Vinci's Inquest Rhdoes played Det. His other major roles included Dr. Grant Roberts on Danger Bay and Detective Leo Shannon on the CBC drama Da Vinci's Inquest.

He is survived by wife Sarah, a daughter, and a son.

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