Mostly Credited As: Bob Denver
Birth Name: Robert Denver
Date Of Birth: January 09, 1935 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York
Date Of Death: September 02, 2005
Cause Of Death: Throat Cancer (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and teacher. He then got a screen test for the part of Maynard G. Krebs and to his surprise won the part. After four years on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959), Denver got his most famous part of Gilligan, in "Gilligan's Island" (1964). After Gilligan's three-year run ended he did a few other television shows (including the Gilligan wannabe "Dusty's Trail" (1973)) and Broadway plays. On September 2, 2005, he died of complications related to cancer treatment at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina. He had most recently lived in Princeton, West Virgina. He is survived by his wife Dreama, and four children.