David Schramm Dead: 'Wings' Star Dies at 73

30 Mars, 2020, 18:19 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • David Schramm Dead: 'Wings' Star Dies at 73

David Schramm has sadly passed away this week at the age of 73, it has been announced by The Acting Company.

Mr. Schramm also performed extensively in regional theatres, including George Street Playhouse, the Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, and Pasadena Playhouse, Philadelphia Drama Guild.

On Wings, a comedy set at a fictional small two-airline airport in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Schramm played airline owner Roy Biggins, the ruthless business rival of brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, played by Tim Daly and Steven Weber.

The date and cause of death, though confirmed by The Acting Company, is not yet known.

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His career continued on stage and screen. On the film side, he appeared in Let It Ride (1989), Johnny Handsome (1989) and A Shock to the System (1990).

Off-Broadway, Mr. Schramm was also seen in Duck Variations at the American Place Theatre (1978), The Palace of Amateurs at the Minetta Lane Theatre (1988), La Terrasse at Manhattan Theatre Club (1999), The Beard of Avon at NYTW (2003); and most recently, York Theatre Company's staging of Enter Laughing (2019).

Hit TV show: Wings ran for eight seasons on NBC from 1990 to 1997. His theatre credits include Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Face and the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow.

A founding member of The Acting Company, a touring theater company kickstarted by John Houseman and Margot Harley, Schramm worked alongside other original alumni including Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stier.

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