Daytime-TV vet John Gabriel, who is maybe greatest identified to cleaning soap opera followers from his function as Ryan’s Hope‘s Dr. Seneca Beaulac, has died at age 90.
Gabriel’s daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Misplaced), shared the unhappy information through Instagram on Sunday. “It’s with an unspeakably heavy coronary heart that I share the information of my father’s passing. John Gabriel was my hero, my function mannequin, and my champion, however above all, my daddy…. I’ll love you perpetually.”
No particulars as to the date or reason behind dying had been made accessible.
After beginning his profession with a pair many years’ value of guest-starring roles (on sequence similar to Hawaiian Eye, The Untouchables, 77 Sundown Strip and The Large Valley), Gabriel in 1973 landed a recurring gig on the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Present, as WJM sports activities reporter Andy Rivers.
Not lengthy after, Gabriel booked the function of Seneca on ABC’s Ryan’s Hope, which he performed for the higher a part of 14 years. His daytime cleaning soap credit additionally embody Generations (as Vic Reynolds), The Daring and the Lovely and Days of Our Lives.
Gabriel really performed what would change into The Professor (initially a highschool trainer) within the 1963 pilot for Gilligan’s Island, however that and two different characters had been reworked/recast for the ABC sitcom’s run.