Gary Graham, most known for his role as a human detective teaming up with an alien partner in the Fox sci-fi series “Alien Nation,” has passed away at the age of 73.
He suffered a cardiac arrest and died on Monday at a hospital in Spokane, Washington, as confirmed by his wife Becky Graham to The Hollywood Reporter. The couple had been married for almost 25 years.
Graham was born in 1950 in Long Beach, California, USA. He was known for his versatile acting career, with notable roles in both film and television. One of his most prominent roles was as Detective Matthew Sikes in the science fiction television series “Alien Nation,” which ran from 1989 to 1990 and was based on the 1988 film of the same name. Graham also portrayed Achilles in the science fiction film “Robot Jox” in 1989, directed by Stuart Gordon.
Additionally, he appeared in the “Star Trek: Enterprise” series as Ambassador Soval, a recurring character, and had a recurring role as Captain T. C. McQueen in the military legal drama series “JAG” from 2001 to 2005. His diverse acting career showcased his talent and versatility in various genres. Graham passes away leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances in the entertainment industry.
The late actor’s former spouse, Susan Lavelle, paid homage to him with a heartfelt tribute on Facebook, calling his passing “sudden.”
“It is with deep profound sadness to say that Gary Graham, my ex husband, amazing actor and father of our beautiful only child together, Haylee Graham, has passed away today,” Lavelle said. “We are completely devastated especially our daughter Haley. His wife, Becky was by his side.”
“I met Gary when I was just 20 years old and he was one half of the star duo on the tv series, Alien Nation. But he had already been in movies like ‘All the Right Moves’ with Tom Cruise,” she continued. “Of course, Gary has many more credits. Gary was funny, sarcastic sense of humor but kind, fought for what he believed in, a devout Christian and was so proud of his daughter, Haylee.”
“This was sudden so please pray for our daughter as she navigates through this thing called grief. Fly high into the heavens Gar! Thank you for our journey and thank you for the gifts you left me in acting, my love of horses and most importantly, our daughter.”
Alongside his third wife, he is survived by his daughter, Haley, as well as his sisters, Colleen and Jeannine.