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Eddie Driscoll, Actor on ‘The Last Ship,’ Dies at 60

Eddie Driscoll, the veteran character actor who appeared on shows including Sex and the City, Boston Public, Entourage, Mad Men, The Last Ship and This Is Us, has died. He was 60.

Driscoll died Dec. 15 in Los Angeles from a saddle pulmonary embolism after months of fighting stomach cancer, actor Jimmy Palumbo announced.

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Driscoll had a recurring role as East Coast leader Randall Croft in 2016 on the TNT sci-fi series The Last Ship, and he portrayed the loan shark Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo in a West Coast touring company of Jersey Boys.

Driscoll also showed up on episodes of Days of Our Lives, Tracey Takes On …, The King of Queens, Cold Case, 24, Heroes, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY, 24, Medium, Heroes and Desperate Housewives and in films including Lansky (1999), Boat Trip (2002), Pavement (2002), Cellular (2004) and Blast (2004).

Born in New York on Sept. 26, 1963, Edward Driscoll graduated from Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, New Jersey, in 1981.

He studied acting at the University of Miami and took part in an apprenticeship program at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre in North Palm Beach, Florida, studying with Charles Nelson Reilly, Carol Burnett, Dom DeLuise and Reynolds himself.

He then acted in the Reynolds-starring 1989 films Physical Evidence and Breaking In and on two of the actor’s TV shows — B.L. Stryker in 1990 and Evening Shade in 1990, ’91 and ’93.

Driscoll was a host at the now-closed Dimples in Burbank for more than 20 years and at the Fox Fire Room, another karaoke bar, in Valley Village. A celebration of his life took place at the Fox Fire in January.

Survivors include his brother, Danny.

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