The cause of death was not released.
Cole starred for 2 1/2 years on the primetime series FELONY as as rookie detective Jim Briggs on "Felony." After that, Cole followed with the series BRACKEN'S WORLD and BEARCATS!
Cole guest-starred on such series as POLICE STORY, THE LOVE BOAT and CHARLIE'S ANGELS, where he met his second wife, Jaclyn Smith, to whom he was married from 1978-81.
He encountered tragedy in 1991 when his son Joe, from his first marriage to Sally Ann Bergeron, was murdered during a home invasion robbery. The case was never solved.
In recent years, Cole became a real estate broker in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Ree Cole, whom he recently divorced amicably. He is survived by his brother Richard.