Gerald Castillo Wiki – Gerald Castillo Biography
Gerald Castillo, who appeared on “General Hospital” and “Saved by the Bell,” died at the age of 90. The actor died on May 4 in his Houston home, according to his wife, Dayna Quinn-Castillo, who confirmed the death to the Hollywood Reporter. From 1992 until 1994, Castillo starred in the ABC daytime serial opera “General Hospital,” as well as “M*A*S*H,” “Night Court,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “All in the Family.” He was well known for his role as A.C. Slater’s father, Major Slater, in the popular ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell” from 1989 to 1992.
Gerald Castillo was 90 years old.
Gerald Castillo Career
Castillo, who was born on December 23, 1932, began his artistic career in Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he studied acting and stage direction there in the 1960s before touring with Rita Moreno, James Broderick, and Jeanne Crain. Sherman Hemsley, a fellow actor who died more than a decade ago, reportedly pushed Castillo to seek an on-screen career in Los Angeles, where he scored his first role in 1978 on “The Jeffersons.”
He went on to appear in a number of television and feature film productions, including “Through Naked Eyes” (1983), “Death Wish 4: The Crackdown” (1987), and “Above Suspicion” (1995). Castillo worked in California theatres in his retirement and was described as “a charismatic and insightful director,” according to his wife. He eventually retired from acting in 2012 and relocated to Houston. His grandchildren, Brian and Stephanie, and great-grandsons, Allen and Bernie, survive him. The Post has reached out to Castillo’s agents for comment.