April 7, 1932
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
|Died||June 5, 2009
Burbank, California, U.S.
Del Monroe (April 7, 1936 – June 5, 2009) was an American film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his role as Seaman Kowalski in the television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, which was broadcast on ABC from September 14, 1964 to March 31, 1968.
Del Monroe was born in Santa Barbara. After a tour of duty in the Army he enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse where he appeared in more than 30 plays.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
In 1961, Monroe portrayed Seaman Kowski in the film version of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". His character's name on the TV series was changed to Kowalski. Monroe continued in this role in the television show by the same name. He is fondly remembered for this role.
In 1967, Monroe appeared in the episode "The Kidnappers" in Irwin Allen's show, The Time Tunnel. Monroe also appeared in other television shows including Gunsmoke, Emergency!, Mannix, Wonder Woman, Dukes of Hazzard, The Incredible Hulk and more. In 1999, Monroe played an old timer in Speedway Junky. His final appearance was in an episode of Medium in 2005.