John Carpenter fans in particular are no doubt familiar with Frank Doubleday, who memorably played villains in two of Carpenter’s beloved films. Doubleday, in one of his earliest acting roles, was “White Warlord” in Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, and he later played the villainous Romero in Escape from New York.
Sadly, we’ve just learned that Doubleday recently passed away at 73.
Via THR, “Doubleday died March 3 of complications from esophageal cancer at his home in Los Angeles, his wife and companion of 40 years, actress Christina Hart (Charley Varrick), told The Hollywood Reporter. She revealed the news of his death just this week.”
The site adds that Doubleday is also survived by his daughters, actresses Portia Doubleday (Mr. Robot) and Kaitlin Doubleday (Nashville, Empire), and his mother, Jane.
Frank Doubleday also appeared in “Starsky and Hutch,” “Wonder Woman,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “CHiPS,” “Amazing Stories” and Dollman.