Deceased actors who appeared on 'Friends'by bcampos862 | created - 17 May 2015 | updated - 28 Jan 2018 | Public
1. Paul Gleason
Actor | The Breakfast Club
Character actor Paul Gleason was adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleazebags, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go (1965). He made a name for himself portraying these unlikeable characters. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gleason studied extensively at the Actor's Studio in New ...
Died on May 27, 2006, he played Jack, Phoebe's boss on 'The One That Could Have Been' episodes
Actress | Gunslinger
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...
Died on December 5, 2008, she played Aunt Iris, Monica's aunt who teach the girls how to play poker
Actress | Three's Company
Audra Marie Lindley was born in Los Angeles, California, to a show-business family -- her father, Bert Lindley, was a stage and film actor. She got her early start in Hollywood as a stand-in, which eventually progressed to stunt work. After a while, however, she found stunt work not to her liking ...
Died on October 16, 1997, she played Frances, Phoebe's grandma
Actress | 227
Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for 227 (1985), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Cruel Intentions (1999). She was married to Tamim Amini, Kevin Peter Hall and Richard Hannum Cook. She died on December 17, 2009 in ...
Died on December 17, 2009, she played the Admissions woman at the hospital on 'The One with Two Parts' episodes
Actor | Alienated
Taylor Negron was born Brad Stephen Negron in Glendale, California, to Lucy (Rosario) and Conrad Negron, who was mayor of Indian Wells, CA. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. Negron attended UCLA, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, and studied comedy at a private seminar taught by ...
Died on January 10, 2015, he played Alessandro, owner of the restaurant Alessandro's and Monica's boss
6. Gary Collins
Actor | Airport
Born on April 30, 1938 in Venice, California, Gary Collins was one of the most versatile actors in the entertainment industry. Gary attended Santa Monica City College and then enlisted in the United States Army for two years. While in uniform, Gary discovered acting and performed as a radio and ...
Died on October 13, 2012, he played himself on 1 episode
7. Danny Dayton
Actor | Guys and Dolls
Danny Dayton was born on November 20, 1923 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Guys and Dolls (1955), Ed Wood (1994) and Wonder Woman (1975). He was married to Arlene Allinson and Dagmar. He died on February 6, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died on February 6, 1999, he played Buddy Doyle, Mr. Heckles' attorney
Actress | The Devil's Brigade
Lovely, sparkling blonde musical actress and dancer Gretchen Wyler was born Gretchen Patricia Weinecke on February 16, 1932, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Louis Gustave Weinecke, a gasoline engineer, and Peggy (nee Highley) Weinecke. She graduated from her home town high school and ...
Died on May 27, 2007, she played Mrs. Burkart, a widow who didn't want to pay Monica and Phoebe for their catering at the funeral
9. Phil Leeds
Actor | Ghost
Phil Leeds is one of those for whom the phrase "character actor" was invented. A slight, wizened man with a rubbery face, bulging eyes and a Jimmy Durante-like nose, he excelled at playing weaselly little snitches, con artists, or just a neighborhood eccentric who always had something up his sleeve...
Died on August 16, 1998, he played Mr. Adelman, the widower of an elderly woman whose soul get into Phoebe
10. Charlton Heston
Actor | Ben-Hur
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...
Died on April 5, 2008, he played himself on 1 episode
11. Ralph Manza
Actor | Godzilla
Ralph Manza was born on December 1, 1921 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Godzilla (1998), Get Shorty (1995) and Dave (1993). He was married to Catherine Antonette LaFata. He died on January 31, 2000 in Encinitas, California.
Died on January 31, 2000, he played an old man who was Ross' neighbor
12. Dick Clark
Self | The $10,000 Pyramid
Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which ...
Died on April 18, 2012, he played himself hosting the New Year's special from Times Square
13. Robin Williams
Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...
Died on August 11, 2014, he appeared on a cameo with Billy Crystal
14. Sandra Gould
Actress | Bewitched
While she may have been a small-part character actress most her career, Sandra Gould possessed an unmistakable look and voice that she called her own and separated her from the rest of the pack, contributing to four types of entertainment mediums (stage, screen, TV and radio) for over five decades.
Died on July 20, 1999, she played an old lady who didn't want to buy cookies from Ross
15. Peter Dennis
Actor | Shrek
Peter Dennis was born on October 25, 1933 in Dorking, Surrey, England as Peter John Dennis. He was an actor, known for Shrek (2001), Ten Inch Hero (2007) and Man in the Chair (2007). He was married to Diane Mercer and Audrey B. Cooper. He died on April 18, 2009 in Shadow Hills, California, USA.
Died on April 18, 2009, he played Sherman Whitfield, a benefactor who took Chandler's seat
Actor | Throw Momma from the Train
Andre Rosey Brown was born on February 7, 1956 in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Tango & Cash (1989) and Kingpin (1996). He was married to Debra Lynn Loomis. He died on July 18, 2006 in Northridge, California, USA.
Died on July 18, 2006, he played the delivery man from 'The Mattress King', Janice's ex-husband mattress store
17. Penny Santon
Actress | Fletch
Penny Santon was born on September 2, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA as Pierina Burlando. She was an actress, known for Fletch (1985), Short Circuit (1986) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). She was married to Bruno Della Santina. She died on May 12, 1999 in Burbank, California, USA.
Died on May 12, 1999, she played Nonna Tribbiani, Joey's grandma who can speak English
18. Lilyan Chauvin
Actress | Predator 2
French-American character actress Lilyan Chauvin is one perhaps one of many actors or actresses that you know the face, but do not know the name. Chauvin is a long time veteran of the European stage, and is adept at playing strict, but sometimes loving characters. To horror fans, she might be best ...
Died on June 26, 2008, she played Grandma Tribbiani, Joey's other grandma who can't speak English
19. Cyndi Martino
Actress | Martin
Cyndi Martino was born on May 1, 1963 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA as Cynthia Marcella Martino. She was an actress, known for Martin (1992), Friends (1994) and Criminal Minds (2005). She died on October 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died on October 28, 2015, she played Henrietta, a contestant who competes with Joey on Pyramid with Donny Osmond
20. Kellie Waymire
Actress | Enterprise
Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and graduated in 1993 from University of California at San Diego with a Masters of Fine Arts.
Died on November 13, 2003, she played Colleen, Phoebe's friend who helps Chandler and Monica with the adoption process
21. Terry Rhoads
Actor | The Day After Tomorrow
Terry Rhoads was born on December 31, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and Hitchcock (2012). He was married to Lise Simms. He died on October 11, 2013 in Encino, California, USA.
Died on October 11, 2013, he played a maitre d' on 1 episode
22. Jackie Bright
Actor | Friends
Jackie Bright was born on October 7, 1919 in Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Friends (1994), Veronica's Closet (1997) and Joey (2004). He died on August 28, 2006 in Brentwood, California, USA.
Died in 2006, he played Mr. Weinberg on the Barry and Mindy's wedding episode and a janitor on the Ben's birth episode
23. Fritzi Burr
Actress | Chinatown
Fritzi Burr was born on May 31, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Chinatown (1974), 3 Ninjas (1992) and Driving Me Crazy (1991). She was married to Aaron Heyman. She died on January 17, 2003 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
Died on January 17, 2003, she played Mrs. Weinberg on the Barry and Mindy's wedding episode and Mrs. Tedlock on the Stoned Guy episode
24. Steve Susskind
Actor | Monsters, Inc.
Steve Susskind was born on October 3, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Steven R. Susskind. He is known for his work on Monsters, Inc. (2001), Friday the 13th Part III (1982) and Sea of Love (1989). He was married to Ann Patricia Walker. He died on January 21, 2005 in Tujunga, California, ...
Died on January 21, 2005, he played the priest who was going to marry Chandler and Monica in replacement of Joey but Joey showed up at the very last minute.
25. Buck Kartalian
Actor | Planet of the Apes
Buck Kartalian was born on August 13, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Vahe Kartalian. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), The Rock (1996) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Margaret Poloshjian and Mary E. Bannister. He died on May 24, 2016 in ...
Died on May 24, 2016, he played Frankie, Joey's tailor who took advantage of Chandler on Season 2
26. Jack Riley
Actor | The Long Goodbye
Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley (on December 30, 1935) switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in ...
Died on August 19, 2016, he played an airline passenger on the season 1 finale where Rachel found out about Ross's feelings about her
27. Alexis Arquette
Actress | Pulp Fiction
Alexis Arquette was born on July 28, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Arquette. She is known for her work on Pulp Fiction (1994), Bride of Chucky (1998) and She's All That (1999). She died on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Died on September 11, 2016, she played a customer on the Rachel's sister episode and played a waiter in drag on the Chandler's dad episode
28. Ron Glass
Actor | Serenity
Ron Glass was born on July 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, USA as Ronald Earle Glass. He was an actor and director, known for Serenity (2005), Lakeview Terrace (2008) and Firefly (2002). He died on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died on November 25, 2016, he played Russell, Ross's lawyer during Ross and Rachel's annulment and divorce
29. Alice Drummond
Actress | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Veteran character actress Alice Drummond was born May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Sarah Irene (née Alker), a secretary, and Arthur Ruyter, an auto mechanic. She graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1950. She is best remembered as the frightened librarian at the beginning...
Died on November 30, 2016, she played Nana, Ross and Monica's grandmother on the 'Nana Dies Twice' episode
30. Jack Ong
Actor | Next
Died on June 13, 2017, he played a scientist at Ross's museum on the episode where Joey becomes the museum tour guide
Actor | Basic Instinct 2
Heathcote Williams was born on November 15, 1941 in Helsby, Cheshire, England as John Henley Heathcote Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Basic Instinct 2 (2006), The Legend of 1900 (1998) and Orlando (1992). He died on July 1, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.
Died on July 1, 2017, he played a drunk guest at Ross and Emily's wedding who thought Monica was Ross's mother leaving Monica devastated and after that awful incident the love between Monica and Chandler began
32. Shelley Berman
Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Shelley Berman began studying acting shortly after he was honorably discharged from the US navy. He enrolled as a drama student at Chicago's Goodman Theater, where he met Sarah Herman, another aspiring thespian. They fell in love and were married in 1947. After graduating from the Goodman Theater, ...
Died on September 1, 2017, he played Mr. Kaplan, Rachel's boss at Fortunata Fashions, Rachel's first job since she quits her job at Central Perk
33. Rose Marie
Actress | The Dick Van Dyke Show
Rose Marie was a legend of show business, with a career stretching 90 years, since her debut as her self in a Vitaphone musical short that appeared on the bill with The Jazz Singer (1927) at its premiere in 1927. According to Rose Marie, when she approached Al Jolson at The Wintergarden Theater in ...
Died on December 28, 2017, she appeared as Sally in an old episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show shown on Joey and Chandler's new TV set, her appearance on the screen scared everyone and caused Monica to say "I guess Rose Marie belongs to smaller screens".