Austin Stoker, the Trinidadian-American actor from Assault on Precinct 13 Y Estate, has died. His wife, Robin Stoker, confirmed that the actor’s death occurred on Friday, October 7, when he turned 92.
Stoker reportedly died peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones due to kidney failure. The actor is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, his daughter Tiffany, his son Origen and their two grandsons Marcus and little Austin.
Born and raised in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Stoker started acting at the age of 11. At 16, he joined The Whitehall Players and four years later he would travel to New York when he joined the Holder Dance Company.
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Stoker would later be drafted into the US Army and after his service he was honorably discharged. He would continue to prepare as an actor and one of his first television credits was on the series Mod Squad in 1969. He would go on to have television roles in series such as love american style (1970), men in law (1971), Monty Nash (1971), love your neighbor (1973), McCloud (1974) and kojak (1974). Stoker would also land film roles in Battle of the Planet of the Apes (1973) and high terror (1973).
In 1975 he starred with Pam Grier in the film Saba, baby. The same year he would lend his voice to the Return of the Planet of the Apes animated series The following year, he would star in one of his most memorable performances in John Carpenter. Assault on Precinct 13 where he played Lieutenant Ethan Bishop, a cop who was put in charge of an off-duty Los Angeles police station.
Other TV shows Stoker was on included The six million dollar man (1975), the 1977 ABC miniseries Estate where he played Virgil Harvey, The incredible Hulk (1979), lou grant (1977), falcon crest (1989), among others.
In the early 1990s, he joined the cast of The bold and the pretty where he played the character of Mitchell Owens. His last acting credit is in the 2022 film. give until it hurts where he played Reverend Bishop.