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Gerard Parkes, the Dublin-born actor best known for playing the sole human character, Doc, on Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock, died on Oct. 19 in his retirement home in Toronto, Canada. He was 90 years old. Parkes was born in Ireland in 1924, and he moved to Canada after World War II, starting his acting career in theater in 1948. Aside from Fraggle Rock, Parkes also acted in children's fare like A Muppet Family Christmas and Shining Time Station. Parkes won best actor at the 1968 Canadian Film Awards for his role as Uncle Matthew in the film Isabel, but it was the role of Doc »
Gerard Parkes, best known for playing Doc on the Jim Henson children series “Fraggle Rock” died of natural causes on Sunday. He was 90. Born in Dublin, the actor relocated to Canada after World War II and launched his career on CBC Radio in the 1950s. He began acting in television with a 1960 appearance on the series, “The Encounter.” See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Parkes is also known for his role in 1999's “The Boondock Saints,” playing a bar owner (also named Doc) with Tourette syndrome. He was also seen in “The Littlest Hobo,” “Shining Time Station,” and “A Muppet. »
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Muppet site Tough Pigs reports that actor Gerry Parkes (sometimes credited as Gerard Parkes) has died at the age of 90. Parkes was best known as the beloved human character Doc from the Fraggle Rock TV show. He also had a recurring role in the Shining Time Station series from the 1990s.
Here's are clips from the final episode of Fraggle Rock. Doc and Sprocket are moving away but still have a connection to the underground creatures.
What do you think? Do you remember Parkes' work on Fraggle Rock or on other TV and movie projects? Have any favorite memories? »
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Gerard Parkes, the Irish-Canadian actor who starred in the hit kids series Fraggle Rock during the 1980s, died Sunday in Toronto. He was 90. His agent, Gerry Jordan, told the Canadian Press news service that Parkes died from natural causes in a retirement home. Parkes played the eccentric inventor Doc on Rock — the only regular human character in Jim Henson's live-action puppet show for HBO and the CBC in Canada. He also appeared in ABC's A Muppet Family Christmas special in 1987. Parkes' other TV credits included playing Dr. Cobourne on The Littlest Hobo and Barton Winslow on Shining
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