We are extremely saddened to report the sudden passing of the American actor Charles Siebert. He played the pompous Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the CBS medical drama series Trapper John, MD. It is reported that the veteran actor died on May 1, 2022, at the age of 84. The website of the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, where Siebert appeared frequently confirmed his death in a statement. Here is everything we know about Charles Siebert and details surfacing his sudden demise such as his cause of death and how did he die.
According to reports, Charles Siebert died earlier this month from the ongoing spread virus related pneumonia. Artistic director Jared Sakren and former artistic director Craig A. Miller posted a tribute on the theatre’s website and remembered Siebert as generous to his castmates. They addressed him as someone having an engaging sense of humor, a wealth of experience, and pure unadulterated talent capable of delivering unforgettable and towering performances. The directors further added that he was not only a consummate artist but was also a mentor to those who worked with him.
Who Was Charles Siebert?
Born on March 9, 1938, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, Charles Siebert was an American actor and television director. The 84-year-old was best known for his role as Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the TV series Trapper John MD. He essayed the role in the series from 1979 to 1986. Although he continued working after 1986, he switched his profession from an actor to director.
Siebert’s career was focused on working as a director for tv shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. He studied acting at Marquette University and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Siebert made his Broadway debut in 1967 in Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. During the late 1960s and 1970s, the actor began appearing regularly on New York television. He mostly appeared in soap operas like As the World Turns, The Nurses, Another World, and One Life to Live.
The actor’s first feature film appearance was in the horror cult classic Blue Sunshine. Apart from this, Siebert was seen on numerous television programs including The Blue Knight, One Day at a Time, F.B.I, Mancuso, and Murder She Wrote. He was also a regular on the comedy program Husband, Wives, and Lovers. Charles Siebert is survived by his wife Kristine Leroux Siebert, daughter Gillian Bozanie, son Christopher along with stepdaughter and stepsons.