Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor known for ‘Da Vinci’s Inquest’, dies at age 80
The Canadian Press
A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C.
The Winnipeg-born actor received numerous accolades, including a Gemini award for his leading role in the drama “Da Vinci’s Inquest” in 2002 and a Gemini Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.
Rhodes was also recognized by the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame with a star on Granville Street’s Star Walk in Vancouver.
Rhodes, who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before settling into his career as an actor, was also known in the U.S. for his role as the dim-witted escaped con Dutch in the ABC soap opera spoof “Soap.”
He studied at the Manitoba Theatre Centre and was a member of the first graduating class of the National Theatre School of Canada in 1963.
Born: 12/4/1937, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 1/8/2018, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Donnelly Rhodes’ westerns – actor:
Reprisal – 1956 (Buck)
Bonanza (TV) – 1960 (Latigoi, Little henchman)
Cheyenne (TV) – 1960 (Whoopie)
Maverick (TV) – 1960 (Cain)
Two Faces West (TV) – 1960 (Starbook)
Laredo (TV) – 1965, 1966 (Bob Jamison, Don Carlos)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1965 (Jeremiah Stewart)
The Road to West (TV) – 1966 (Red Eagle)
The Virginian (TV) – 1966 (Ben Colby)
Gunfight at Abilene – 1966 (Joe Slade)
Custer (TV) – 1967 (War Cloud)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) – 1967 (Michael)
The Wild Wild West (TV) – 1967, 1969 (Captain Dansby, Captain Zaboff)
Cimarron Strip (TV) 1968 (Bill Baylor)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – 1969 (Macon)
Her Come the Brides (TV) – 1969 (Patrick Leigh)
The Chisolms (TV) – 1980 (Padre O’Reilly)
Bordertown (TV) – 1989 (John Quincy McGraw)
Showdown at Williams Creek – 1991 (McTooth)
Dead Man’s Gun (TV) – 1997 (Sheriff Blythe)
Eyes of a Cowboy (TV) – 1998
Call of the Wild (TV) – 2000 (Thadeus P. Rossmore)
Broken Trail (TV) – 2005 (stagecoach driver)