Gerald Castillo Dies at 90; Veteran Actor Was Best Known for His Roles in Saved by the Bell, General Hospital Among Others

Veteran actor Gerald Castillo is no more. Castillo died on May 4 at his residence in Houston. He was 90, The Hollywood Reporter reported. The news of his demise was announced by Castillo’s wife Dayna Quinn-Castillo. Tina Turner Dies at 83; Singer Was Popularly Known As Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll.

Castillo is best known for portraying the father of Mario Lopez’s AC Slater on the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell. He also essayed the roles of Det. Michael Benedict on NBC’s Hill Street Blues in 1987, Dr Herrara on CBS’ Knots Landing in 1990 and Judge Davis Wagner on the ABC daytime soap General Hospital in 1992-94.

Gerald Castillo Passes Away

On the big screen, Castillo worked in Through Naked Eyes (1983), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

(1989), Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990), State of Emergency (1994) and Above Suspicion (1995). He often portrayed a tough guy. Ray Stevenson Dies at 58: Actor Jr NTR ‘Shocked’ Over Death of His RRR Co-Star, Says It Was a ‘Great Experience Working With Him’.

Fans of Saved by the Bell know him for his turn as Major Slater, a military man who was a strict but loving parent to AC He appeared on the comedy in 1989 and ’92.

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