‘American Dreams’ star Peter Spellos dead at 69
19.11.2023 - 23:53
TMZ that “he was loved and cared for and surrounded by people during his final days.”“It is with tremendous sadness that I must report the passing of my dear friend, Peter Spellos at 2:30 am this morning,” Fred Olen Ray, another friend of the late actor, wrote in a Facebook status. “Many of you knew Peter personally.
He had more loving friends than there are stars in the sky.” Ray added that “a gentler giant never existed.” “A talented actor, teacher and wise old owl. He always made me laugh,” the touching tribute continued.
“I cannot even recall how many movies we made together, but they would probably fill a book… maybe some day they will. Goodbye, pal.”The Queens, New York, native played Sky-Byte on the “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” cartoon series for 39 episodes, and also appeared in the sequel to the sci-fi hit “Men In Black” in 2002.
His other credits included episodes in “ER,” “Naruto,” “Code Geass” and “Digimon Data Squad,” and appearances in “Yes Man” and, more recently, “Jail Breakers.”The Post reached out to Spellos’ rep for additional comment. Spellos got his acting start in 1972 by providing voiceover work for the international film “The Adventure of Panda and Friends: Panda Family!” He also made his first on-screen appearance in the 1990 murder flick “Sorority House Massacre II.” In 2002, the actor joined “American Dreams” as Gus, a witty production assistant on American Bandstand.
The NBC show, which ran until 2005, focused on the Pryor family as they attempted to navigate the turbulent 1960s. Spellos is survived by his brother James, who revealed that he plans to hold an online memorial for him.
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