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David Schramm, Biggins on ‘Wings,’ dies at 73

David Schramm, who played Roy Biggins on Wings, has died at the age of 73.

Schramm was a founding member of New York’s The Acting Company, which confirmed his death.

The Acting Company’s Margot Harley announced the news Sunday in a statement. The date and cause of death are not yet known.

“We mourn his loss and will miss him,” Harley said in a statement.

Throughout Schramm’s 40-year career, his acting credits included Jake and the Fatman, The Equalizer, Miami Vice and Spenser: For Hire.

The actor starred as Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara in the 1983 TV series Kennedy and appeared in the TV movie The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story in 1990.

Many people took to Twitter to share their condolences once news of Schramm’s passing spread.

David Schramm was quite simply a fantastic actor. His timing was never less than perfect, his professionalism was always on display. He was kind. It was an honor and a pleasure to have been able to work with him. We are so grateful for the show’s fans and for their kindness.

xox

— Steven Weber (@TheStevenWeber) March 30, 2020

So sad to hear of the passing of David Schramm, who played Roy Biggins on Wings, my 1st TV writing job. Wonderful actor & sweet man. When I told him we were pregnant w our 1st, he said, “If it’s a girl you should name her Hannah.” It sounded so beautiful in his voice, we did!

— Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) March 30, 2020

Today, we lost a legend in the fields of stage, film and television. Remembering actor #DavidSchramm (1946-2020), who was one of the founding members of The Acting Company troupe and was best known for playing the role of Roy Biggins on “Wings” (1990-97). #RIPpic.twitter.com/1b9qFKJcVe

— Christopher Hamby (@chrishambyfilms) March 31, 2020

I LOVED the show #Wings when I was growing up. RIP David Schramm pic.twitter.com/wMgtnK98Tt

— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) March 29, 2020

Rip #davidschramm thanks for making me laugh on “Wings.” I am rewatching it during this depressing and stressful time. #sadpic.twitter.com/0EsrAqDhfQ

— Sherah (@Naturegurl27) March 30, 2020

I just read that David Schramm, a wonderfully talented actor & kind-hearted man passed away.

I mostly knew him from Wings but have been told by others what a talented stage actor he was too.

Not sure if any of his friends or family will see this, but my heart is with you all. pic.twitter.com/I81WGiTfuV

— The Critical Android (@CriticalAndroid) March 30, 2020

@CBS#DavidSchramm Taught me how to play Trivial Pursuit. RIP pic.twitter.com/wMLluM9RKD

— Todd E (@Actorsstudio277) March 30, 2020

RIP David Schramm. Funny funny man

— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) March 30, 2020

David Schramm, who played the rival airline owner on Wings (the most underrated sitcom of all time), has died at the age of 73. RIP. pic.twitter.com/QjLLnZqeF5

— TonyWendice (@tonywendice1954) March 29, 2020

RIP David Schramm 💔😢 pic.twitter.com/74HRsGDgK7

— Roger (@NotRabbitRoger) March 30, 2020

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