Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Peter Haskell Has Died at Age 75

Peter Haskell, 75, a prolific stage, screen and TV actor who starred in the RYAN'S HOPE (Hollis Kirkland), SEARCH FOR TOMORROW (Lloyd Kendall) and RITUALS (C.J. Field), died April 12 at his Northridge home, said his daughter, Audra.

He played writer-producer Kevin Grant on BRACKEN'S WORLD, a melodramatic backstage look at the film industry that ran on NBC in 1969 and '70.

Born Oct. 15, 1934, in Boston, Haskell began acting while studying for a degree in literature at Harvard University. He appeared on stage in Boston, New York and Canada in the 1960s and won his first TV role in DEATH VALLEY DAYS in 1964.

Dozens of TV appearances followed on series including BEN CASEY, COMBAT!, LASSIE and many others, including the 2009 series finale of ER.

He also appeared in two Child's Play horror films in the '90s and was active in theater in Los Angeles.

His first marriage ended in divorce. In 1974 he married Dianne "Crickett" Tolmich. They had two children, Audra and Jason.


  1. Sad news. I remember him as Lloyd.

  2. Oh no! Nicest guy...great sense of humour and a terrific talent. He was on SFT when I first started there...made a big impression.

  3. He was great as the bad guy on Rich Man, Poor Man Book 2, which I watched again last year on DVD.