'Wings' star David Schramm dies at 73

David Schramm, a stage actor who was also a star in the NBC comedy “Wings, “died. He was 73.

Schramm was one of the founders of The Acting Company in New York, which announced the news of his death on Sunday.

He played Roy Biggins, the rival airline owner on “Wings, ”And appeared in all 172 episodes between 1990 and 1997. During his 40-year career, Schramm also appeared in the TV movie“ The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story ”in 1990 and played Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in the mini-series “Kennedy.” His movie credits include “Let It Ride”, “Johnny Handsome” and “A Shock to the System”.

The cast of NBC’s “Wings” poses in this undated photo. From left to right: Tony Shalhoub as Antonio Scarpacci, David Schramm as Roy Biggins, Tim Daly as Joe Hackett, Crystal Bernard as Helen Chapel Hackett, Amy Yasbeck as Casey Davenport, Steven Weber as Brian Michael Hackett and Rebecca Schull as Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran.NBC / NBCUniversal via Getty

He graduated from Julliard School in New York City and has appeared in productions on and off Broadway, at the New York Theater Workshop, Pasadena Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Washington D.C.’s Shakespeare Theater Company and more. His theater credits include Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Bedroom Face’ and the 2009 revival of ‘Finian’s Rainbow’.

“We are mourning his loss and will miss him,” Margot Harley of The Acting Company said in the group’s statement.

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