Late RIP: Stephen 'Mr. Terrific' Strimpell

Almost a year ago! IMDB says April 16. Social Security Death Index says April 10. Don’t know which is correct, and I’ve been unable to find any further info, other than a Google News item with a passing mention of celebrity photographs from his estate being auctioned.

I didn’t like the show much, and I blamed it for killing off the much superior Captain Nice. But Stephen Strimpell was charming, and I liked him. Always wondered why he didn’t appear in more roles. Reading his bio on IMDb, it appears that he was an acting teacher who only occasionally acted. He also was a member of the bar. It’s hard to imagine Mr. Terrific arguing a case in a court of law.

I remember that show. Vaguely. I was only 9 or 10, and it was a very short-lived show. And I remember Captain Nice, also. To my surprise, I found out Captain Nice was played by William Daniels, aka St. Elsewhere’s Dr. Mark Craig, and also Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T.