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Alex Cord Biography
Who was Alex Cord ?
Alex Cord was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, better known as Archangel, in 55 episodes of the television series Airwolf (1984-1986). Early in his career, he was credited as Alex Viespi.
In July 1960, Cord (billed under his real name) acted in a production of The Curious Savage on Canal Fulton, Ohio. He had a role in the 1961 episode “The Mountain Men” of the television series Laramie. Cord’s second role came a month later as Nino Sánchez on the Frontier Circus episode “Winter Quarters.” In 1962, he appeared as Larry Rome in the episode “Take a Number” of the crime drama Cain’s Hundred.
Cord appeared in the 1962 film The Chapman Report, directed by George Cukor. He briefly enjoyed leading role status on the big and small screen during the 1960s and 1970s, and mainly starred or co-starred in police dramas, action movies, and westerns.
In 1963 and 1964, Cord was cast as different characters in five episodes of the Route 66 series, including the role of Michael in the two-part film “Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way.” In 1964, he played the role of Sam in the East Side / West Side episode “If Your Grandma Had Wheels” starring George C. Scott. During this same period, he appeared twice in Naked City, starring Paul Burke.
In 1965, Cord was cast as Jed Colbee in Branded’s episode “Survival,” starring Chuck Connors as a United States Army officer trying to clear his name from a false accusation of cowardice. In 1966, he played the Ringo Kid in a new version of Stagecoach, which is possibly Cord’s most publicized effort. The role was originally played by John Wayne in the 1939 version of John Ford. Cord co-starred with Kirk Douglas in The Brotherhood, about a mob figure who was sent to murder his own brother.
He guest-starred on Rod Serling’s classic anthology series Night Gallery, where he met his co-star and wife Joanna Pettet while filming the episode “Keep in Touch-We Think of Something.” In 1974, Cord worked with Diana Muldaur twice: as a guest star on his weekly NBC series Born Free and as her love interest in the film Chosen Survivors, an apocalyptic horror film that gained cult status.
Cord is among a handful of actors who will appear in both the original and the rerun of CBS’s Mission: Impossible. Cord is also known to sci-fi enthusiasts for having played Dylan Hunt in the failed 1973 television pilot Genesis II, which was created by Gene Roddenberry. In 1977, he played the title character in the epic western film Grayeagle.
In 1972, he appeared as Pete Brown in the Gunsmoke episode “The Sodbusters”. In 1973, he played the role of Haynes in “The Night of the Long Knives” on The F.B.I., starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. From 1973 to 1976, he appeared in four episodes of Police Story. In 1979 and 1981, he appeared twice on The Love Boat. In 1988, Cord participated in an episode of Simon and Simon; in 1988 and 1992 he appeared in Jake and the Fatman. He also appeared in a 1988 episode of the television series War of the Worlds. He appeared twice in Murder, She She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury. In 1995, Cord played the character of Larry Curtis in the Texas Ranger Walker episode “The Guardians.”wikipedia
Alex Cord Age
Alex Cord was 88 years old.
Alex Cord was married three times. The actor has a son Wayne Viespi from his first marriage. Information about Cord’s first wife was not immediately available on the Internet. Alex Cord’s second marriage was to English actress Joanna Pettet. The couple married in 1968 but separated in 1989. The actor married writer Susannah Boye-Moller for the third time in 2002. Alex Cord also has a daughter, Mary Ann Hutchinson’s Toni Alisa, whom he never married.
Alex Cord Cause of death
Alex Cord, who co-starred with Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine on the 1980s Airwolf attack helicopter series and had a long career on screen, died Monday morning at his home in Valley View, TX. He was 88 years old. His talent agent and friend of his of 20 years, Linda McAlister, confirmed the news to Deadline.
Cord had worked in movies and television for over 20 years before landing his signature role as the mysterious eye-patched Archangel in Airwolf. The CBS drama debuted in 1984 the year all three networks bowed to helicopter dramas following the theatrical success of Blue Thunder. Airwolf portrayed Vincent as Stringfellow Hawke, a lone haunting tasked with retrieving the titular attack helicopter from his creator, who had stolen the ship with plans to sell Airwolf to Libya.
“Airwolf” actress Anne Lockhart said: “That good cowboy was my close friend for almost 40 years. It was a pleasure working with him and spending hundreds of hours together on horseback. I will miss him terribly. Go on Alex!