Lloyd Haynes

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Lloyd Haynes
Lloyd Haynes Nancy Wilson 1970.JPG
Haynes with singer Nancy Wilson on
TV's Room 222 (1970)
Samuel Lloyd Haynes

(1934-09-19)September 19, 1934
DiedJanuary 1, 1987(1987-01-01) (aged 52)
Resting placeEternal Hills Memorial Park
Oceanside, California
Alma materSan Jose State University
OccupationActor, U.S. Marine, writer
Spouse(s)Carolyn Ingis
(1981–1987; his death)
Saundra Burge (1971–1973)
Elizabeth Ellis (1959–1970)
Children1 daughter
Lloyd Haynes
Allegiance United States
Service/branchSeal of the United States Marine Corps.svg U.S. Marine Corps
Seal of the United States Navy Reserve.svg U.S. Naval Reserve
Years of service1952–1964 (Marines)
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Commander (USNR)
Battles/warsKorean War, Cold War

Samuel Lloyd Haynes (September 19, 1934 – January 1, 1987)[1][2] was an American actor, best known for his starring role in the Emmy Award-winning series Room 222.


A native of South Bend, Indiana, Haynes served in the U.S. Marines from 1952–1964 and during the Korean War. He was a public affairs officer for the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander and an alumnus of San Jose State University.[1]

Following his military career, Haynes studied acting at the Film Industries Workshop and Actors West in Los Angeles. His film career included roles in Madigan (1968), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Assault on the Wayne (1971), Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976), The Greatest (1977), and Good Guys Wear Black (1978). He also appeared in a number of television series, such as Batman, the second Star Trek pilot episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1965) and the miniseries 79 Park Avenue (1977). Haynes was dropped from Star Trek because series producer Gene Roddenberry preferred actress Nichelle Nichols over him.[citation needed]

Haynes also appeared on television shows such as Hotel, The Green Hornet, The Fugitive, The FBI, Marcus Welby, M.D., and Emergency!, as Captain Stone of Los Angeles County Fire Station 8 in the fourth episode of its fifth season (1975-1976) called "Equipment".

He was best known as high school history teacher Pete Dixon in the comedy-drama series Room 222, with Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, and Karen Valentine. Haynes and Valentine were both nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for their roles. Set at fictional Walt Whitman High School in a diverse area of Los Angeles, the show ran for five seasons on ABC, from 1969 to 1974, and was partially filmed at Los Angeles High School.[1]


Haynes died of lung cancer at age 52 in Coronado, California. He was survived by his third wife, Carolyn Inglis, and their 4-year-old daughter, Jessica Haynes.[3] His Room 222 co-star, Denise Nicholas, was in attendance at Haynes' small private funeral in San Diego County. During his illness, Haynes was co-starring in the television soap opera General Hospital as Mayor Ken Morgan and was commuting from Coronado to Hollywood for filming, as he was working up until the time of his death.[4][5] He was buried at Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside.

Personal life[edit]

Haynes was an accomplished light airplane pilot, and developed a program to encourage and train minorities in aviation.

In 1970, after the first season of Room 222, Haynes divorced his wife of eleven years, Elizabeth. He married his second wife, Saundra Burge, the same year; they divorced in 1973. Haynes remained single for eight years, until marrying a third time, in March 1981, to Carolyn Inglis; together they had a daughter, Jessica Haynes.


Year Title Role Notes
1968 Madigan Sam Woodley
1968 Ice Station Zebra Webson
1969 The Mad Room Dr. Marion Kincaid
1971 Assault on the Wayne Lieutenant Dave Burston
1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Laykin
1977 The Greatest Herbert Muhammad
1978 Good Guys Wear Black Murray Saunders


  1. ^ a b c Folkart, Burt A. (January 3, 1987). "Actor Lloyd Haynes of Emmy-winning 'Room 222' dies at 52". Los Angeles Times. (obituary). Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "California Death Index, 1940-1997: Samuel Lloyd Haynes, 01 Jan 1987;". FamilySearch.org. Sacramento: Department of Public Health Services. 26 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Lloyd Haynes, 52, a TV Actor And a Co-Star of 'Room 222'". The New York Times. 5 January 1987.
  4. ^ "Bio: Lloyd Haynes". IMDb.
  5. ^ "Lloyd Haynes". Google Books. Johnson Publishing Company. 2 February 1987.

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