Richard Dane Witherspoon was an American actor who appeared in several films and television programs throughout his career. He was born on December 27, 1957, in Denton, Texas, and passed away on March 29, 2014, at the age of 56 in Denver, Colorado.
Early Life and Career
Witherspoon was the youngest student ever accepted by the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, California. He appeared in productions from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams. He performed one season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. After getting his acting degree from ACT, Witherspoon went to Hollywood where he landed small roles in The Waltons and Eight Is Enough .
In 1984, he made his soap opera debut as the original Joe Perkins on Santa Barbara. Three months later, Dane was replaced by Mark Arnold. Dane soon returned to daytime as Tyler McCandless on Capitol; he played this part from 1985 to 1986 .
His film credits include Chameleons in 1989, the part of Brad Yates in the movie Seedpeople in 1992, and in 1997 he played a part in the TV movie Asteroid.
Richard Dane Witherspoon’s Cause of Death
Richard Dane Witherspoon passed away on March 29th, 2014, at age 56 due to unknown reasons.
Richard Dane Witherspoon was a talented actor who appeared in several films and television programs throughout his career. He is perhaps best known for his work in daytime TV soap operas Santa Barbara as Joe Perkins and Capitol as Tyler McCandless. Witherspoon passed away on March 29th, 2014, at age 56 due to unknown reasons .