Friday, February 24, 2017

RIP Chris Wiggins

Veteran British born Canadian actor Chris Wiggins died in Elora, Ontario, Canada on February 19th. He was 86. Chris was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on January 13, 1931 and started out as a banker in his home country of England before he began his acting career in Canada, where he moved in 1952. Wiggins is probably best recognized for his role as Jack Marshak, the benevolent, resourceful expert on the occult in the syndicated television horror show Friday the 13th: The Series, which ran from 1987 to 1990. Another well-known role was Johann Robinson (Father) on Swiss Family Robinson. In addition to his television and film work. Wiggins appeare in two Euro-westerns “Welcome to Blood City” (1977) as Gellor and the TV mini-series “By Way of the Stars” 1992-1993 as Captain Harris.

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