Actor Harry Johnson has died aged 81 (Picture: Getty)
With a career spanning 40 years, Johnson also starred in several Dick Wolf series’, as well as the famous Harry and Louise commercials in the United States.
Born in 1942, in New Jersey, the actor was often credited as Chip Johnson in the 1970s and ’80s.
He began his screen career with the multi-part pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica in 1978 and went on to guest-star on dozens of TV series including M*A*S*H, Quincy M.E., The Incredible Hulk, Simon & Simon, The Greatest American Hero, Highway to Heaven, The A-Team, L.A. Law, Dynasty, Who’s the Boss?, Thirtysomething, Melrose Place, Party of Five, Roswell, Resurrection Blvd., Judging Amy, Days of Our Lives and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
He was also a prolific ADR voice actor and also worked on multiple Need for Speed video games.
However his most successful period came running the voice-over or looping groups on multiple Dick Wolf shows for more than two decades, including all the Law & Order and Chicago series.
He also appeared in such features as Real Genius, Warlock and The Spitfire Grill and in several TV movies, notably starring opposite Batman alum Adam West in the 1981 sci-fi telepic Time Warp.
He also played Harry in a string of Harry & Louise TV and radio ads in 1993 and 1994 that targeted President Bill Clinton’s health care plan.
The actor then went on to become an author, releasing novels under the name Harry Castle.
His first novel was 2013’s Fugitive Romance: The Fictional Memoir of a Hollywood Screenwriter, and his second book was the short-story collection Miracles & Misfits.
His wife told Deadline that Johnson loved to sail and was renowned with colleagues for his wit and habit of bringing a brightness to sets.
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