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Creator / Robert Urich

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Robert Michael Urich (December 19, 1946 - April 16, 2002) was an American actor and producer best known for Magnum Force (1973), Lonesome Dove (1989), and The Ice Pirates (1984). He's been cited as a record-holder for American television, having played lead roles in 12 series, plus numerous guest appearances, recurring parts and hosting stints for documentary specials.

He was married to actress Barbara Rucker and Heather Menzies, and had three children with Menzies.

A diagnosis of synovial sarcoma slowed his career down toward the end of The '90s, and Urich would eventually succumb to the disease at age 55 in 2002.

Can be seen as the Spiritual Predecessor to Timothy Olyphant due to the Celebrity Resemblance between the two, both physical appearance-wise and filmography and recognition-wise with his well-known leading television detective roles Dan Tanna from Vega$ (1978) and Spenser from Spenser For Hire being each a decomposite Spiritual Predecessor to Olyphant's own well-known leading television detective role Raylan Givens from Justified and his Lonesome Dove character Jake Spoon being a Spiritual Predecessor to Olyphant's Seth Bullock from Deadwood.


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