Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Get Well Wishes For John Karlen

We are sorry to share the news that much-loved Dark Shadows actor John Karlen (Willie Loomis) is currently in hospital at the Studio City Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles.

Dark Shadows fan Marie Hentz Maginity reports that: "John's son Adam says our guy could use some major cheering up, so everyone please write a letter or send a card."

Get well messages can be sent to: John Karlen, Room 10, Studio City Rehabilitation Center, 11429 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. Please do not make phone calls. On behalf of
Dark Shadows fans everywhere, we send John our very best wishes.

25 comments:

FM Odyssey Radio said...

I am currently watching you wrestle with Adam on Dark Shadows! What a great actor you are. Plus the fact that 47 years later, people are still watching you! That is just as amazing as people never forgetting Sgt.Pepper from the Beatles.

Sometimes we need others to remind us how great we are. I hope this is a reminder for you!

Hang in there and THANK YOU for all you have done and still do.

- Fred Migliore - FM Odyssey Radio

Lali said...

Stuart.
Thanks for sharing the address and news. Sorry to hear this. I've written to John. I'll never forget how kind he's been when I met him.
Lalita

tornado said...

John I loved you as Willy Dark Shadows is the best TV show ever as you can tell im a huge huge fan im 57 was 8 when I first saw it and fell in love wit it I use to run home from school so I could watch it May God bless you and watch over you get well soon

Don Nidiffer

Jeannine Brogan said...

Nooooo! I love John! Please send my best wishes!
--Jeannine

Gary Pillsbury said...

Hope that you do feel better,John. We do think that you are a really great person,and don't want to lose you,like we did Jonathan Frid a couple of years ago. Please do your best to get well,you know that all your fans do love you!

Marilyn said...

John I am praying for your speedy recovery. You have brought so much enjoyment to so many people for so many years. Your passion shines through into every character you've ever played! Thank you & God bless you.
Marilyn

Jeffrey S. said...

Some of the best moments of "Dark Shadows" for me is the interaction between you as Willie and Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire. Great stuff.

Felicity Hicks said...

THank You for the information. A speedy recover is hoped for you . You have been dearly missed. Hope you recovery time is short. You're in our thoughts and prayers!

JA said...

Get well soon. I enjoyed you're work on Dark Shadows. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

mom said...

Dear John,

(That does sound bad to begin with :)). As a loyal DS fan from the 70's, I always thought of you as a major character and your acting was brilliant! Please know that there are millions of us who wish you the best and hope that you have a speedy recovery. We LOVE you!

Patty

Mad Margaret said...

thanks for spreading the word. John doesn't go online and won't see any of these great comments, so please put your love in a card or letter and mail it to him. Thanks! MHM

Lali said...

Got mine sent out this morning.

Jackson Newman said...

Dear John,

You are a truly wonderful actor and you never fail to entertain. Whether you're in Otto in FRANKENSTEIN or Willie in Dark Shadows, you are just great. I also just saw your performance in DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS. Just one word: superb! I'm also planning on downloading much of your work for Big Finish, if money permits. Please, on behalf of your many fans, GET WELL SOON.

Very Sincerely,

Jackson M. Newman

Dancing at the Blue Whale said...

I sincerely hope John will feel better soon. He brought so much to the role of our beloved Willie Loomis--a complex character. In the beginning Willie was not very likable, but we grew to love him!

Mad Margaret said...

At the risk of repeating myself, John won't see your wonderful kind thoughts if you don't write them in a card or letter and mail them. HE DOES NOT HAVE A COMPUTER AND DOESN'T GO ONLINE. But I spoke to his son last night and he said John is very thankful for the messages he's received so far, so keep them coming. He would love to hear from you. The address is John Karlen, Room 10, Studio City Rehabilitation Center, 11429 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

krmorrison325 said...

Thanks for letting us know, Stuart. Hope he gets better soon--please keep us updated.

Pansy Faye Collins said...

praying for John's quick healing! Thanks for letting his fans update on his progress please!? Love and prayers sent!! Pansy

Blippie said...

I just printed all these well wishes out and will mail them to John.

Sharon Lynn H. said...

Sorry to hear such news: Sending out my Heart-felt healing prays to our much beloved John KARLEN (Dark Shadows & Cagney & Lacey fame etc.,.). His a phenomanal Actor and wish him a "speedy" recovery.

wildbastian said...



Hope you are "all better" by now.
Best wish's, always.

Jackilyn Pyzocha said...

Dear John, I was a tyke when you were on DS, but had a huge crush on Harv, that mustache did him justice!

Hope you recover quickly, my Polish prayers are with you and a hope you can eat some good pierogi soon!

Jackie :)

Brenda Cole said...

John, I want to wish you well. You were such a Great Actor. I loved the way you did your role ad Willie Loom is on Dark Shadows!!! I bet you're one of the sweetest people in the world to meet!!!! Hugs to you John!!! Cheer up. We all love you!! I'll keep you in my prayers.

dua memon said...

nice posting thanks for shearing get-well-soon-messages

Johnny Mcfall said...

john we saw each other once on a greyhound bus oh so many years ago in the 1960's
it is so much good news that your getting better my home and my heart always open to you
I know so many fans and so many never remember or speak to speak but not I
here in phoenix the weather might do you good and my extra room is open
your health is a big concern for me my mother age 93 in Arkansas I took care of her in Arkansas
now I am here with thoughts how so often you gave so much
your talents knew no end please know that your are now and always one of those friends we see still as much talent as ever
and I see so much that you do that others copy
get better my friend and stay strong

Paul UriAz said...

willie, you are one of the grand
hero"s left in the world, get well from, paul, rose, Sebastian....


you have a festival, and so many
people who adore you

paul