John Karlen


Is John Karlen Dead or Still Alive? John Karlen Birthday and Date of Death

John Karlen

John Karlen Death

John passed away on January 22, 2020 at the age of 86 in Burbank, California, USA. John's cause of death was heart failure.

John Karlen death quick facts:
  • When did John Karlen die?

    January 22, 2020
  • How did John Karlen die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart failure
  • How old was John Karlen when died?

  • Where did John Karlen die? What was the location of death?

    Burbank, California, USA

John Karlen Birthday and Date of Death

John Karlen was born on May 28, 1933 and died on January 22, 2020. John was 86 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: May 28, 1933
Date of Death: January 22, 2020
Age at Death: 86

John Karlen - Biography

John Karlen (born John Adam Karlewicz; May 28, 1933) is an American character actor who played multiple roles (Willie Loomis, Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins, Alex Jenkins and Kendrick Young) on the ABC serial Dark Shadows, in various episodes between 206 and 1245, which aired from 1966-1971.
He accumulated roles on both stage and television before winning one of his signature roles in 1967 in the daytime serial Dark Shadows. It was Karlen's pivotal character of Willie Loomis who released vampire Barnabas Collins from his coffin, setting off the events of the series. Karlen would stay with the television series for 182 episodes, playing various characters through 1971. He departed the show on two different occasions.

Karlen moved to a series of guest appearances on television productions, establishing himself in 1982 as Harvey Lacey, husband of Tyne Daly's character Mary Beth Lacey on Cagney & Lacey . He appeared in 110 episodes over six years. Karlen won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Harvey Lacey in 1986; he received 2 further nominations, in 1985 and 1987.
In 1963, Karlen married acting teacher Betty Karlen but divorced in 1998; they had one child, Adam (born 1966).