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John Aylward, best known for his roles in the medical dramas ‘ER’ and ‘The West Wing’, has died aged 75.
Aylward died Monday at his Seattle home of natural causes, his longtime friend and agent Mitchell Stubbs shared with Fox News Digital. He was first alerted to the news by the actor’s wife, Mary Fields.
“John was a wonderful actor and a great friend to many. He took pride in his work in film and television, although his life in theater was where he was happiest,” Stubbs explained. “He was a good man.”
Aylward graduated from the University of Washington’s acting training program in 1970 and went on to form the Acting Space Theater in 1973.
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His first screen gig was for the 1976 film “The Secret Life of John Chapman.”
Aylward didn’t see a breakthrough for almost 20 years. He is best known for his role in the medical drama “ER” as Dr. Donald Anspaugh. Until he landed this role, Aylward mainly worked in theatre.
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The late actor also played the character of former DNC Chairman Barry Goodwin on “The West Wing.” Other television roles include “American Horror Story”, Yoon in which he played Father Malachi.
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Aylward is survived by his wife, Mary Fields.