Del Monroe

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Del Monroe
Born Del Monroe
(1936-04-07)April 7, 1936
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Died June 5, 2009(2009-06-05) (aged 73)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961–2005

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.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1]

Other roles[edit]

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!, Adam-12, Mannix, The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, The Dukes of Hazzard and The Incredible Hulk. In 1999, Monroe played an old timer in Speedway Junky. His final appearance was in an episode of Medium in 2005.[2]