RIP John Bottoms. American stage, film and TV actor John Bottoms died on November 22, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota four days after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He was 77. Bottoms was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 8, 1938 and was primarily a stage actor and was a founding member of A.R.T., the company at Harvard where he also taught acting. John appeared as Virgil Earp in 1971’s “Doc” starring Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway and Harris Yulin. John is pictured on far right of the photo.