|Cause of death kidney failure|
Role Film Actor
Parents Joseph C. Cole
|Years active 1961-2006|
Children Murder of Joe Cole
Name Dennis Cole
|Born July 19, 1940 (1940-07-19) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
Died November 15, 2009, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Spouse Marjorie Fritz (m. 2004–2008), Jaclyn Smith (m. 1978–1981), Sally Bergeron (m. 1960–1965)
Movies and TV shows Felony Squad, Bearcats!, Bracken's World, Zombie Death House, Pretty Smart
Similar People Jaclyn Smith, Murder of Joe Cole, Roger Davis, Anthony B Richmond, Brad Allen
Dennis cole a motion and sound video portrait of the actor 1940 2009
Dennis Cole (July 19, 1940 – November 15, 2009) was an American film and television actor.
- Dennis cole a motion and sound video portrait of the actor 1940 2009
- Dennis Cole Sheryl Bernstein Rare 1984 TV Interview Felony Squad
- Personal life
Dennis Cole, Sheryl Bernstein--Rare 1984 TV Interview, Felony Squad
Before breaking into acting, Cole was a model for men's physique magazines. His first big acting break came when he landed a starring role in the ABC police drama Felony Squad, which ran from 1966 to 1969. He appeared for one season (1969–1970) as stuntman Davey Evans in Bracken's World. He then co-starred with Rod Taylor in the series Bearcats! (1971).
Cole continued to make guest appearances in numerous television series, such as Medical Center, Police Story, Charlie's Angels, Vega$, The Feather and Father Gang, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Three's Company and Murder, She Wrote, and played Lance Prentiss on The Young and the Restless (1981–82). His film career included roles in Cave-In! (1983), Wheels of Fire (1985), Pretty Smart (1987), and the horror film Zombie Death House (1987), directed by John Saxon. Cole's last television appearance was a 1998 episode of Pacific Blue.
All three of Cole's marriages ended in divorce. Cole's second wife was actress Jaclyn Smith; they were married from 1978 to 1981. Joe Cole, his only son from first wife Sally Bergeron, was shot dead in a 1991 robbery attempt at the age of 30; the crime remains unsolved.
After the death of his son, Cole turned against acting projects containing violence. He also continued to perform as the "Narrator" in a production of Blood Brothers and the James Garner "King Marchan" role in the first national tour of the musical Victor/Victoria. Severe injuries suffered while performing in the latter show led to multiple operations, a three-year convalescence and a new direction.
Cole remarried and relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he returned to school and opened up his own real estate company with his third wife, Marjorie. They owned Celebrity Realty, Inc. The couple divorced in 2008.
Cole died at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 15, 2009, aged 69, from renal failure. He was survived by his older brother Richard.