Alan North

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Alan North
Born (1920-12-23)December 23, 1920
New York City, U.S.
Died January 19, 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 79)
Port Jefferson, New York, U.S.
Years active 1953–2000
Spouse(s) June North (?–2000) (his death) (two daughters)
Children Alexandra Jackson
Victoria North

Alan North (December 23, 1920 – January 19, 2000) was an American actor.


North was born in Bronx, New York, and joined the United States Navy during the Second World War.[1] After the war, he became a stage manager and made his Broadway debut in 1955 in Plain and Fancy.[1]

His film career included roles in Plaza Suite (1971), Serpico (1973), The Formula (1980), Thief of Hearts (1984), Highlander (1986), Billy Galvin (1986), The Fourth Protocol (1987), Lean on Me (1989), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), Glory (1989) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), but he is best remembered for playing Captain Ed Hocken in the 1982 television series Police Squad!.[2] His last stage performance was in 1999 in Lake Hollywood.[1]

North died of lung and kidney cancer in a hospital in Port Jefferson, New York. He is survived by his wife June North, two daughters, Alexandra Jackson and Victoria North, and three grandchildren.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Alan North, 79, Character Actor On Stage, Screen and Television". New York Times (The New York Times Company). 6 February 2000. p. 39. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Alan North". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 

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