Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Conrad Bain: 1923-2013

It is with sadness that we report the death of veteran actor Conrad Bain, who has succumbed to natural causes at the age of 89. Conrad died on Monday January 14 in his hometown of Livermore, California.

As a jobbing actor, he appeared in four episodes of Dark Shadows as innkeeper Mr Wells, beginning with the show's very first episode in 1966. Two years later, he returned for a final fatal encounter with werewolf Chris Jennings. 

To more recent generations, he is best remembered for his role as Phillip Drummond on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, along with film appearances in Bananas and Postcards From The Edge. Our condolances go out to Conrad's friends and family.


Isn't Life Grand said...

I just recently watched the premiere episode and recognized Bain as the innkeeper.

Sharon Lynn H. said...

Yes, surely recognized the Innkeeper man of DARK SHADOWS Veteran Actor Conrad Bain also fame Different Strokes. The small DS's Cafe' Resturant is just across the hall from his Hotel-Inn.

VeroLynne said...

I recently saw the first episodes for the first time last year and I could NOT figure out why the innkeeper looked so familiar! So much fun. Was sorry also to miss his original "demise" via werewolf as Netflix doesn't yet carry Series 11 [they have 10 and 12!], but hoping for soon. So sad to lose another alumni!

449michael said...

It's was too bad he could not have been used in later episodes. The Inn was used several times during the 1897 Flashback. He could have returned as Mr. Wells during that storyline. RIP