Knots Landing and Kojak star Kevin Dobson dies at 77

Knots Landing and Kojak star Kevin Dobson dies at 77 due to medical complications

By George Stark For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:55 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 22:17 BST, 7 September 2020

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Actor and U.S. Army veteran Kevin Dobson has died aged 77, it has been confirmed. 

The actor was best known for his roles in CBS dramas Knot Landing and Kojak, as well as appearing on Days of our Lives. 

The United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County - where Dobson once served as Chairman - announced the news on Monday, via their official Facebook page. 

RIP: Kevin Dobson has died aged 77, and was best known for his roles in CBS dramas Knot Landing and Kojak, as well as appearing on Days of our Lives (pictured above in 2009)

RIP: Kevin Dobson has died aged 77, and was best known for his roles in CBS dramas Knot Landing and Kojak, as well as appearing on Days of our Lives (pictured above in 2009)

'The United Veterans Council regrets to inform you that our former Chairman and Army Veteran Kevin Dobson passed away this evening Sunday September 6th, 2020 due to medical complications,' a statement read.

Adding: 'Our condolences to his family and May he Rest In Peace. More information will be posted about his funeral services once available.'

The actor was born on March 18 in 1943 in Jackson Heights, New York, and began his working career as a trainman, brakeman, and a conductor on the Long Island Railroad. 

Iconic: Joan Van Ark, Ted Shackelford, Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, Kevin Dobson, William Devane, and Michele Lee in Knots Landing

Iconic: Joan Van Ark, Ted Shackelford, Donna Mills, Nicolette Sheridan, Kevin Dobson, William Devane, and Michele Lee in Knots Landing

Dobson, the son of a school janitor, is also said to have worked for years as a waiter before finding his true calling as a thespian. 

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