Fans are in mourning this week after beloved television actor John Hotstetter passed away in New Smyrna Beach, Florida following a long battle with cancer. He was 69 years-old.
According to The Political Insider, Hotstetter was best known for playing the stage manager on the 1990s sitcom “Murphy Brown”. He also guest starred on popular shows like “CHiPs,” “Simon & Simon,” “Hill Street Blues,” “The Golden Girls,” “Moonlighting,” “Family Ties” and “Dallas.”
In the 1980s, Hotstetter had a recurring role on the cartoon show “G.I. Joe,” giving him a successful second career as a voiceover artist. He continued to guest star on other television shows like “Cagney & Lacey,” “Falcon Crest,” “Quantum Leap,” “L.A. Law,” “Matlock,” “MacGyver,” “Knots Landing,” “Who’s the Boss?” and “NYPD Blue.”
In 2001, Hotstetter moved to Florida with his wife of 40 years. There, he worked as a visual artist and played harmonica and rhythm guitar in a number of bands. He is survived by his wife and a sister.
Rest in peace, John Hotstetter!