On May 1, 2022, the renowned actor Charles Siebert passed away at the age of 84. He is most well-known for his role as Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the medical drama series Trapper John, M.D., which was broadcast on CBS.
In Santa Rosa, California, the news was confirmed by the 6th Street Playhouse, a venue in which Siebert frequently appeared. There is still more information about his funeral that has not been disclosed.
#RIP Charles Siebert; after appearing six times on Broadway and as a charter member of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, he appeared on every episode of ‘Trapper John, M.D.’ as Dr. Stanley Riverside II. He died of COVID-related pneumonia. https://t.co/XfmgeXcSvl— Mike Barnes (@MikeBarnes4) May 31, 2022
Charles Siebert’s cause of death and career explored
Charles Siebert passed away on May 1 at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center from pneumonia that was caused by the Covid virus. There is not a lot of information available about when he was admitted to the hospital or when he was given the diagnosis of the disease.
He was born on March 9, 1938, but he first gained widespread recognition for his role as Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the television series Trapper John, M.D., which ran from 1979 until 1986. The lead character was played by Pernell Roberts, and the show aired for a total of seven seasons. After that, he continued his career as an actor while also directing episodes of television shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
Both Marquette University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art were among the institutions that Charles attended in order to hone his acting skills. During the 1960s, he made his debut in various regional theatre productions across the United States with companies such as Shakespeare in the Park in New York City, the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, Baltimore’s Center Stage, and others. Shakespeare in the Park is located in New York City.
In 1967, he made his debut on Broadway in Bertolt Brecht’s production of Life of Galileo. Prior to that, he was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theater. After that, he was in the cast of the musical Jimmy Shine, which was written in 1968 by John Sebastian and Murray Schisgal.
Other Broadway productions in which he has appeared include The Gingerbread Lady, The Changing Room, Sticks and Bones, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others. During the 1960s and 1970s, he began making appearances on various New York television shows such as Another World, Search for Tomorrow, One Life to Live, and others.
Siebert relocated to Los Angeles in 1976, and the following year, he made an appearance in the horror movie Blue Sunshine. Despite receiving mostly negative reviews upon its initial release, the movie went on to become a cult classic and was featured at a number of film festivals in the years that followed. He started off by appearing as a guest on a variety of different television shows, such as “One Day at a Time,” “The Blue Knight,” “Mancuso,” and others.
After making an appearance on the comedy show Husbands, Wives, and Lovers, Charles subsequently appeared in the pilot episode of the show Good Morning, Miss Bliss. The latter was picked up by the Disney Channel, which then made a number of changes to the casting, one of which was to eliminate Siebert’s role. From the middle to the end of the 1970s, he had roles in a variety of films, some of which include…And Justice for All, Coma, All Night Long, and White Water Summer.
In the disaster movie that was made specifically for television in 1990 and titled “The Great Los Angeles Earthquake,” Siebert appeared as a supporting character named Frank Baldwin, the Mayor of Los Angeles. The film was broadcast on NBC from November 11 to November 12 and centered on Joanna Kerns, who played a seismologist named Clare Winslow. Winslow’s mission in the film was to warn city leaders that a powerful earthquake could strike southern California.
Throughout the 1980s, he was a frequent guest on game shows such as The $25,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game, and Super Password, among others.
Twitter users pay their respects to the artist.
Because of his flawless performances on film and television, Charles Siebert is now a well-known name in the entertainment industry. When news of his passing spread, people took to Twitter in droves to pay their respects:
#RIP: Charles Siebert Dead At 84, The ‘Trapper John, M.D.’ “Other Side of Midnight,” “Blue Sunshine,” “Coma” & “And Justice for All.” Actor died on May 1 at the Uni of Cal San Francisco Medical Center from COVID-Related Pneumonia.▼https://t.co/2jFUmV9nDb— Paul Millard (@hobodreamer) May 31, 2022
Charles Siebert. Didn’t watch him on “Trapper John, M.D.”, but over the past three years I’ve seen him on a bunch of episodes of the “Match Game / Hollywood Squares Hour” and “Super Password” on @BUZZRtv *promoting* “Trapper John M.D.”. Also a frequent “Pyramid” player. #RIP pic.twitter.com/rrWs2Tt2Go— LightsCameraJackson (@LCJReviews) June 1, 2022