Character Actor John Aylward Has Passed Away At 75

An actor famous for roles on ER and The West Wing has passed away. 

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Aylward Was Born In Seattle Washington And Founded A Theater

John Aylward is well-known for playing Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the hit TV series ER.

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John Aylward was a long-time resident of Seattle and was born in Seattle on November 7th, 1946. Aylward was born and raised in Seattle and attended Garfield High School.

Aylward graduated from the University Of Washington's Professional Actor's Training Program and was soon doing local theater productions.

He founded Seattle's Empty Space Theater in 1973 and was a member of the Seattle Repertory Theater.

Aylward went on to great success and became a great character actor in several films and TV series. He's one of those actors that you'd see on the screen and you'd recognize him instantly even if you didn't know his name.

John Aylward would find fame as Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the hit TV series ER and again on the West Wing TV series as Barry Goodwin.

If you watched TV and movies through the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, you've seen John Aylward many times in a variety of roles.

Aylward passed at age 75 at his home in Seattle according to family and friends.

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