“I was going to come in, grunt, bounce a basketball once every couple of weeks for probably three or four years, and at 20 岁, that’s not the gig you want to be doing,” 他说.
Actor Randolph Roberts briefly took over the role in the show’s second season before Chuck simply stopped appearing on the program, becoming the quintessential example of a character who disappears from a television show without any explanation.
In contrast to his wholesome start on the small screen, O’Herlihy later specialized in playing heavies, including in Sean Connery’s final James Bond film, “Never Say Never Again.” His character, Jack Petachi, memorably used a fake eye to fool security at a nuclear facility before being murdered in a car crash.
前任的 “Happy Days
” co-star Ron Howard
, who played Chuck’s brother
, Richie Cunningham
, mourned O’Herlihy on 推特
. “A talented actor with a big free spirit
,” said Howard
, who also directed O’Herlihy in the
1988 电影 “Willow.
O’Herlihy’s family did not reveal his cause of his death.
“Gavan was larger than life and is greatly missed by all who knew him, most particularly by his adoring wife and family,” Emptage said.