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Overview (3)

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Died in USA  (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameJack Monkarsh

Mini Bio (1)

John Gabriel was born on May 25, 1931 in Niagara Falls, New York, USA as Jack Monkarsh. He was an actor and producer, known for Ryan's Hope (1975), El Dorado (1966) and The Hunters (1958). He was married to Sandy Gabriel. He died on June 11, 2021 in the USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Sandy Gabriel (23 June 1968 - 13 June 2021)  (his death)  (2 children)

Trivia (4)

John Gabriel played the "Professor" in the unaired pilot of Gilligan's Island (1964). This pilot also has a different theme song, composed by John Williams.
Father of actresses Melissa Gabriel and Andrea Gabriel.
Not to be confused with older UK character actor John Gabriel who worked during the same years in British films and television.
His father was born in then-Mandatory Palestine, now Israel, to Polish Jewish parents. His mother was of Polish Jewish/Russian Jewish descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on losing the role of the Professor after he played the character in the Gilligan's Island pilot] It was the first time in my adult life that I remember weeping. And I think part of that has to do with the fact that I built this thing up to such a degree it was going to be my breakthrough.

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