December 27, 2015
Fred J. Scollay, veteran television and movie actor, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Hobe Sound, FL. Mr. Scollay was born March 19, 1923, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, Ann (Barr) Scollay in 2013. They lived most of their professional lives in Queens, NY with their lake house in Voluntown, CT their weekend getaway.
After serving in the Navy during WWII, Mr. Scollay had a long and successful acting career in daytime and primetime television, movies, and commercials.
On daytime TV, Mr. Scollay was an original cast member of The Doctors, playing hospital chaplain Rev. Sam Shafer (1963-1964). On Another World (1977-1980), he played Charley Hobson, the last husband of Ada Hobson (Constance Ford). He also had smaller roles on several other soap operas.
In primetime, he had roles dating back to the earliest days of television. He made numerous appearances in such programs as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Naked City, The Defenders, Dr. Kildare, Route 66, U.S. Steel Hour, and Gunsmoke, among many others. His last part was a recurring role as Judge Andrew Barsky on several episodes of Law & Order (1991-1996). His movie credits include the District Attorney in the first Death Wish (1974).
In 2014 Mr. Scollay established the Ann M. Scollay Education Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Indian River State College.
Mr. Scollay is survived by his sister-in-law Frances Barr and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private.
SCOLLAY, Fred J. (Frederick J. Scollay)
Born: 3/19/1923, Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: 11/3/2015, Hobe Sound, Florida, U.S.A.
Fred J. Scollay’s westerns – actor:
Destiny, West! (TV) – 1960 (Senator Lewis Linn)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1965, 1967 (Clint Fisher, Morgan Haley)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) – 1967 (Sheriff Bean)