Garry Walberg

Gerrit Christian Walberg Jr. (June 10, 1921 – March 27, 2012) was an American character actor primarily known for his work on television. He performed in numerous TV shows from the early 1950s, until the early 1990s, including Johnny Staccato, Perry Mason, Lassie, Peyton Place, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Star Trek, Columbo, The Tony Randall Show and The Rockford Files. He appeared in the first episode of The Twilight Zone, entitled "Where Is Everybody?".

Garry Walberg
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Garry Walberg as Lt. Frank Monahan in Quincy, M.E.
Gerrit Christian Walberg Jr

(1921-06-10)June 10, 1921
DiedMarch 27, 2012(2012-03-27) (aged 90)
Years active1952–1993
Florence M Apostol (m. 1987⁠–⁠2012)

Patsy Collett (m. 1961⁠–⁠1969)
(divorced) (2 Children)
Betty (? – ?) (divorced)

The Buffalo, New York-born Walberg was probably best known for his role as LAPD Homicide Lt. Frank Monahan in Quincy, M.E. (1976–83), starring Jack Klugman in the title role. Walberg had previously appeared alongside Klugman in The Odd Couple (1970–75) in the recurring role of Oscar's poker crony, Homer "Speed" Deegan. He reprised the role in the 1993 TV movie The Odd Couple: Together Again. This was his final acting appearance.[citation needed]

Personal life and deathEdit

Married and divorced twice, Walberg married his third wife, Florence M. Apostol, on September 12, 1987.

Walberg died from chronic pulmonary disease on March 27, 2012, aged 90, in Northridge, California.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1959 Gangster Story Adolph
1961 Rawhide "Incident at Dragoon Crossing" Cory Bates
1969 Charro! Martin Tilford
1969 The Maltese Bippy Harold Fenster
1969 Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Dr. Mills
1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Medical Examiner
1971 The Andromeda Strain Technician Uncredited
1971 The Organization Capt. Stacy
1972 The Man Pierce
1972 When the Legends Die School Superintendent
1976 Revenge of the Cheerleaders State Inspector
1976 King Kong Army General
1976 Two-Minute Warning Governor Ogden
1977 MacArthur General Walker


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