Robert Gerringer

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Robert Gerringer
Born May 12, 1926
New York City
Died November 8, 1989
Damariscotta, Maine

Robert Gerringer (born Robert Geiringer; May 12, 1926 - November 8, 1989) was an American character actor perhaps best known as Dr. Dave Woodard on the soap opera cum cult TV series Dark Shadows, a role he played during 1967. Gerringer left the show because he refused to cross the picket line during a technician's strike; he was replaced by Peter Turgeon for 6 episodes and the character was then killed off.

Gerringer was born in New York City, the son of Mary Agnes (Moran), a teacher, and Arthur Joseph Geiringer, a surgeon.[1] He appeared in the movie The Exorcist and in soap operas including The Guiding Light, Texas, in which he played Houston attorney Striker Bellman; and The Edge of Night. He died from a stroke at age 63.


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