A boxer in the Marine Corps, he modeled and was a champion body builder before turning to acting. Hover appeared in many films, television shows, soap operas and commercials during his long career.
His soap roles included Russ Matthews on ANOTHER WORLD, Brian Ellison on AS THE WORLD TURNS, Adrian Shepherd on ALL MY CHILDREN, and Lane Wilton on THE EDGE OF NIGHT.
He later taught acting at John Robert Powers for many years.
He is survived by his two sons, a daughter and five grandsons.
Donations may be made in his name to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island athhcri.org.