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R.I.P. Donnelly Rhodes: "Dutch", "Doc Cottle", "Doc Roberts"


Actor Donnelly Rhodes, best-known in Canada for his roles in Sidestreet and Da Vinci's Inquest, died Monday of cancer. He was 80.

A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C.

The Winnipeg-born actor received numerous accolades, including a Gemini award for his role as Det. Leo Shannon in the drama Da Vinci's Inquest in 2002 and a Gemini Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.

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Rhodes, who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before settling into his career as an actor, was also known in the U.S. for his role as the dim-witted escaped con Dutch in the ABC soap opera spoof Soap.

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He made his professional debut on stage at Stratford Theatre as Stanley Kowalski in Streetcar Named Desire before he became a contract player for Universal Pictures in the U.S., where he landed television roles on Bonanza, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Cheers, Golden Girls and The Young and the Restless.

From 1985 to 1990 he starred in Danger Bay, a B.C.-set program that followed the adventures of Grant (Doc) Roberts, a marine biologist who dealt with pollution and environmental crimes.​
 

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I remember all of those shows!
 

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for me it was Danger Bay.. i remember watching that as a kid.
it is amazing how programs have changed so drastically over the years.
 

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I remember Sidestreet running on YTV in the early 1990s as well.
 
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