Dick Van Patten

  1. Bernie Kopell, Love Boat, TV, 1977-1987.  Producer Aaron Spelling wanted Van Patten as the ship’s doctor, Adam Brinker. But he had already signed for the father of  Eight Is Eight  kids.  He suggested his pal, Kopell… who finished up with the longer run. Dick guested six times as four characters on the  show. His half-brother, Timothy, directed much heavier fare: Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and, of course, The Sopranos.

 Birth year: 1928Death year: 2015Other name: Casting Calls:  1