TA Gets a Kill: 'ALF' actor Max Wright @ 75
Max Wright, known for playing father Willie Tanner on the hit ’80s sitcom ALF
, has died. He was 75.
Wright’s family confirmed his death to TMZ
. The actor reportedly died at his home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., after a battle with cancer. Wright was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for many years.
Wright was a veteran actor of the small screen, popping up on a great many shows over a three-decade career, including Cheers
, WKRP in Cincinnati
, and Mad About You
. He also appeared in such films as Reds
and Bob Fosse
‘s All That Jazz
, and the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King
‘s The Stand