Alan Fudge

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Alan Fudge
Alan Fudge 1977.JPG
Fudge in 1977.
Born(1944-02-27)February 27, 1944
DiedOctober 10, 2011(2011-10-10) (aged 67)
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
Years active1972–2011
Spouse(s)Kathryn (Kathy) Jean Brown (1980–2011; his death)

Alan Fudge (February 27, 1944 – October 10, 2011) was an American actor known for his roles in four television programs, Man from Atlantis, Eischied, Paper Dolls and Bodies of Evidence, along with a recurring role on 7th Heaven.

Early years[edit]

Fudge was born in Wichita, Kansas. He moved to Tucson, Arizona, at the age of five.[1] He acted with Mary MacMurtrie's Children's Theater in Tucson and with the Tucson Little Theater.[2] He graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in theater.[1] He received the university's Best Actor Award in two seasons worked with the Globe Theater in San Diego during one summer.[3]


On television, Fudge portrayed Lou Dalton in the drama 7th Heaven,[4]: 950  C. W. Crawford in the adventure series Man from Atlantis,[4]: 649-650  and Jim Kimbrough in the crime drama Eischied.[4]

Fudge appeared in many television movies based on popular series, such as Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine, Columbo: Columbo Goes to College, Matlock: The Witness Killings, and Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For.[citation needed]. He had a turn as the title character in the M*A*S*H episode "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?," which was nominated for a Humanitas Prize.

Films in which he appeared include Airport 1975 (1974), Bug (1975), Capricorn One (1978), Chapter Two (1979), The Border (1982), Brainstorm (1983), The Natural (1984), My Demon Lover (1987) and Edward Scissorhands (1990).[citation needed]

Fudge's work on stage included performing at the Charles Playhouse in Boston.[5] For three years, he acted with the APA-Phoenix Theatre.[6] He appeared on Broadway, including being part of the original cast of War and Peace at the Lyceum Theatre in 1967. His other credits on Broadway included Hamlet (1969), The Show Off (1968), Pantagleize (1968), The Cherry Orchard (1968), You Can't Take It With You (1967), The Wild Duck (1967), We, Comrades Three (1966), and The School for Scandal (1966).[7]


Fudge died in Los Angeles at age 67, as a result of lung and liver cancer, on October 10, 2011.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Kojak Gus Episode: Girl in the River
1973 Two People Fitzgerald
1974 Columbo David Chase Episode: Publish or Perish
1974 The Man from Independence Mooney
1974 Airport 1975 Danton, Salt Lake Controller
1975 Bug Mark Ross
1975 M*A*S*H Capt. Arnold Chandler / Jesus Christ Episode: Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler
1976 Family Plot Helicopter Pilot Uncredited
1978 Capricorn One Capsule Communicator
1979 The Concorde ... Airport '79 FBI Agent TV version, Uncredited
1979 Chapter Two Lee Michaels
1982 The Border Hawker
1983 Brainstorm Robert Jenkins
1984 The Natural Ed Hobbs
1987 My Demon Lover Phil Janus
1989 Breaking In Detective #3
1990 Edward Scissorhands Loan Officer
1993 The Liars' Club Mr. Reynolds
1995 Galaxis Chief of Police
1995 7th Heaven Lou Dalton 1997-2007 (27 episodes)
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Dr. Diedrickson
2001 Net Worth
2009 The Office Alan Brand Episode: "Shareholder Meeting"


  1. ^ a b c Dagan, Carmel. "Actor Alan Fudge dies at 67". Variety. Archived from the original on March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "UA Students Present Drama". Tucson Daily Citizen. June 22, 1957. p. 11. Retrieved March 26, 2021 – via
  3. ^ Younge, Helen W. (August 15, 1968). "Alan Fudge Finding Time To Visit Tucson Mentor". Arizona Daily Star. Arizona, Tucson. p. 13. Retrieved March 26, 2021 – via
  4. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. ^ Gussow, Mel (November 3, 1970). "Boston's Charles Playhouse Closes". The New York Times. p. 28. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  6. ^ Kay, Jane (December 8, 1969). "Acting Is Full-Time Job For UA Cast Of O'Neill Drama". Arizona Daily Star. Arizona, Tucson. p. 10. Retrieved March 26, 2021 – via
  7. ^ "Alan Fudge". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.

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