John Aylward, ‘ER’ actor, dead at 75

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John Aylward, best known for his roles in the medical drama “ER” and “The West Wing” has died at 75.

Aylward, his friend and agent Mitchell Stubbs shared with Fox News Digital that he died Monday at his Seattle home from natural causes. Mary Fields, Mary’s wife, first alerted him to the news.

“John is a wonderful actor who was a great friend to many. Stubbs shared that he was proud of his television and film work, but that his life in the theatre was where his heart was most at peace. He was a good man. “

John Aylward has died at 75 due to natural causes.

John Aylward has died at 75 due to natural causes.
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Aylward was a graduate of the University of Washington’s actor’s training program in 1970 and went on to form the Acting Space Theatre in 1973.

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His first on-screen gig was for the 1976 movie “The Secret Life of John Chapman. “

John Aylward as Doctor Donald Anspaugh in the medical drama

John Aylward portrays Doctor Donald Anspaugh on the medical drama “ER.”
(Photo by Chuck Hodes/NBCU Photo Bank)

Aylward didn’t have a breakthrough for nearly 20 years. His role as Dr. Donald Anspaugh in “ER” is his most well-known role. Aylward was a theater actor before he got the role.

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The late-actor also portrayed the character former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on “The West Wing.” Yoon also played Father Malachi on “American Horror Story”

1976.

(L-R) Allison Janney as Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg, John Aylward as Barry Goodwin Former DNC Chair and Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman in

(L-R: Allison Janney as Claudia Jean “C.J.” Cregg, John Aylward and Claudia Jean ‘C.J.’
(Photo by Mitch Haddad/NBCU Photo Bank)

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Aylward is survived by his wife, Mary Fields.

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