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George Dickerson, ‘Blue Velvet’ Actor, Dies at 81

18 January 2015 9:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor George Dickerson, who played police detective John Williams in David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet,” has died, his son Dome Karukoski announced in a Facebook post. He was 81.

According to Karukoski, Dickerson died Jan. 10 after battling a long illness. He was living in New York.

Dickerson, who was also known for a recurring role as Police Commander Swanson on the first season of NBC’s “Hill Street Blues,” starred alongside Kyle MacLachlan in “Blue Velvet.” MacLachlan played a college student who brought a severed ear to Dickerson’s character. Laura Dern played Detective John Williams’ daughter in the crime drama.

Before acting, Dickerson has a versatile writing career, working as a poet, magazine writer, playwright and editor. He also served as a speechwriter for U.S. Congressman Robert Steele, and as a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon.

After a bout of writers block, Dickerson turned to acting, first having roles in off-Broadway plays. »

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Blue Velvet actor George Dickerson dies aged 81

18 January 2015 4:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue Velvet actor George Dickerson has died at the age of 81.

Dickerson's son - film writer and director Dome Karukoski - confirmed that he passed away on January 10 after a long illness.

Dickerson was known for his role as police detective John Williams in David Lynch's crime drama Blue Velvet.

He also recurred in 1980s cop drama Hill Street Blues as Police Commander Swanson, and appeared in films such as Psycho II, No Mercy and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.

In addition, he featured in TV series including The Incredible Hulk, Little House on the Prairie, Miami Vice and Three's Company.

Before becoming an actor, Dickerson worked as a magazine writer, poet, editor and playwright.

He was also a speechwriter for Us congressman Robert Steele and a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon. »

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