Another World, ‘Wings’ Actor David Schramm Dead at 73
Saying goodbye to a daytime, stage and primetime star…
Soaps.com is saddened to report that David Schramm, best known for his role on NBC’s Wings as Roy Biggins, has passed away at the age of 73. Margot Harley, co-founder of The Acting Company in New York City, confirmed the actor’s death on Sunday March 29 in a group statement, “We mourn his loss and will miss him.” At this time, a cause of death has not been revealed.
Born August 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky, Schramm majored in English at the Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While attending college he became involved in theater and won a four year scholarship to Juilliard in New York after having been urged to apply by his college acting coach. Schramm was a co-founding member of The Acting Company, a professional theater company that tours the United States.
Schramm appeared on and off Broadway and his first credited role was in 1976 playing Kit Carson in The Time of Your Life. He went on to appear in the television mini-series in 1983 as Robert McNamara and turned up in daytime shortly after on Another World as Herb Harris in 1984. However, Schramm really caught the attention of Hollywood while co-starring with Rebecca De Mornay in Born Yesterday at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1988. The actor then landed roles on such primetime series as Spenser: For Hire, The Equalizer, Miami Vice, Wiseguy, Jake and the Fatman, Max Monroe, Working Girl and spent seven years playing the sometimes ornery Roy Biggins, owner of the privately owned airline Aeromass Air in Nantucket, on NBC’s Wings, which premiered on April 19, 1990 and aired its final episode on May 21, 1997. His last credit was playing Bellerophon on Hercules in 1998.
Soaps.com sends Schramm’s family, friends and colleagues our deepest condolences. We invite readers to remember other soap opera stars lost in 2020 by viewing the gallery below…
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