TV Star Kevin Brophy Dies At Age 70

( – TV star Kevin Brophy, 70, died on May 11 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 10 years ago, Brophy had spent five of the 10 years in remission before the cancer returned.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Nov. 1, 1953, Brophy’s family moved to the San Fernando Valley when he was 9 years old. He attended high school in Del Mar, California, going on to attend the California Institute of the Arts. He was signed when he was a senior in college by a William Morris agent who had seen a photograph from a play Brophy was in about Jesse James in the Los Angeles Times.

Brophy’s first acting job came in 1977 when he starred in the 12 episodes of the TV series “Lucan.” Brophy played the lead character on the show, a 20-year-old man with wolf-like superpowers who had lived with wolves in the woods of Minnesota for 10 years before he moved out of the woods and into society.

He had guest roles on TV shows including “Growing Pains,” “Hart to Hart,” “JAG,” “M*A*S*H,” “Matt Houston,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “The Hardy Boys Mysteries,” “The Love Boat,” and “Trapper John.”

Brophy starred in the 1980 film, “The Long Riders,” the 1981 film, “Hell Night,” and the 1990 film, “Goodfellas.”

In 1983, he began working as a valet, parking cars at the Hotel Bel Air. He worked there for 26 years. He also worked at the Luxe Hotel as a host.

According to his obituary, Brophy was a Dodger fan and loved classic cars, including his 1957 Chevy and Triumph TR4A.

He is survived by Amy Prettyman Brophy, his wife, and their children, Kelly, Megan, Ryan, and Michael, and his wife, Lindsey; his mom, Carol; and his brother, John, and his wife, Wendy. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Jarrah and Saylor.

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