TEEN Wolf actor James Hampton has died aged 84 after a battle with Parkinson’s. James played Michael J. Fox’s dad in the classic 19
TEEN Wolf actor James Hampton has died aged 84 after a battle with Parkinson’s.
James played Michael J. Fox’s dad in the classic 1985 film but in recent years he devoted himself to charity work and mentoring drama students in his hometown back in Texas.
Teen Wolf actor James Hampton has died aged 84[/caption]
His family revealed he died on Wednesday from complications relating to Parkinson’s disease.
They said: “It came as no surprise that James continued to receive fan mail from all over the world almost weekly.”
His agent Linda McAlister added in a statement: “He loved (acting). He wasn’t trying to be a big star, he loved his characters because he was so understated. You didn’t realize the impact he made.”
She added to NBC News: “He wasn’t trying to chew up the scenery. He was just adding warmth and humour and moving the story along.”
He passed away on Wednesday from complications relating to Parkinson’s disease[/caption]
His agent and family paid tribute to the actor[/caption]
James’ impressive CV included Caretaker in The Longest Yard in the 1970s and Private Dobbs in F Troop.
However a lot of people will remember his for his role as the dad in Teen Wolf and its sequel Teen Wolf Too.
He also lent his voice to the 1986 animated TV adaptation of Teen Wolf.
His other TV credits include The Dukes of Hazzard, Murder, She Wrote, Full House and Melrose Place.
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