November 19, 2018

Jack Blessing Dies: The ‘Moonlighting’, ‘The Naked Truth’ Actor Was 66

Actor Jack Blessing, who appeared in the popular ’80s series Moonlighting and the ’90s sitcom The Naked Truth died on Nov. 14 at his home in Chatsworth, California after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.

His son, Ian, took to Facebook to honor his father saying, “I love you, Dad. The last year and a half was a gift to us, as was your entire life. We’re the luckiest family in the world. Best of luck in the astral plane. I know you’re going to crush it.”

In Moonlighting, Blessing joined Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd at the Blue Moon Detective Agency in the third season as MacGillicuddy. In The Naked Truth he starred alongside Tea Leoni, a tabloid reporter, as her building manager. In 2002, he appeared on George Lopez’s ABC sitcom.

The Baltimore native also lent his voice talent to many animated features including Megamind, ParaNorman, Bee Movie, Antz, and Planes. His live-action film credits include Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Heaven’s Gate, Galaxy of Terror and Thirteen Days.

His extensive resume also included the 1983 comedy Small & Frye as well as other classic television series such as M*A*S*H, The Golden Girls, Family Ties, Touched by an Angel as well as the 1997 Steven Bochco miniseries Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer which was later turned into an ABC drama. He also appeared in Mike & Molly, The X-Files, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. & Molly, The X-Files, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

He is survived by his wife Lora Staley Blessing and his sons Ian and Christopher.

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