The death of John Aylward, an actor best known for his recurrent appearances in iconic NBC dramas such as “ER” and “The West Wing,” occurred on Monday in Seattle due to natural causes, according to the confirmation provided by his agent Mitchell K. Stubbs to Variety. He was 75.
Who Is John Aylward?
Who Is John Aylward? Who Was John Aylward?
John Aylward was an actor who lived from November 7, 1946, until May 16, 2022.
He is best recognized for his roles as former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on The West Wing and Dr. Donald Anspaugh on ER on NBC. In Half-Life 2: Episode Two, he also voiced Dr. Arne Magnusson.
Aylward grew up in Seattle, Washington. He went to St. Joseph’s Elementary School and then Prep High School before graduating from Garfield High School in 1965.
In 1970, he graduated from the University of Washington’s Professional Actors Training Program. He was one of the founding members of Seattle’s Empty Space Theatre in 1973, and he worked consistently as a company member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre for 15 years before transitioning to television and film acting in the 1990s.
After witnessing him perform in a 1996 performance of “Psychopathia Sexualis” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Carol Flynt, co-producer of ER, gave him an audition.
At the age of 75, Aylward died in Seattle on May 16, 2022.
What Happened To John Aylward?
John Aylward died in Seatle due to natural causes, according to the confirmation provided by his agent Mitchell K. Stubbs to Variety. He was 75.