Michael Ross Walker, an American Actor, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at age 66. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, from an injection of propofol, as a complication of surgery.
He was born in 1941 to actor Robert Walker, Sr. , and actress Jennifer Jones (born: Phyllis Lee Isley). His parents divorced in 1943, and in 1949, Director David O. Selznick became his stepfather.
Mike studied Anthropology at Yale in 1963, but left before graduating to follow his parent's career paths into the entertainment industry. He appeared on the television show "Mr. Novak" on March 31, 1964 in the episode "Moment Without Armor." The remainder of his filmography includes roles in "The Defenders," "Perry Mason," "The Name of the Game," “It Takes A Thief,” “Ironside,” and others, concluding in 1970. He was also scheduled to appear in a television series titled "The Rogues." His movie career included "Hell's Belles" released in 1969.
Bio by: Cynthia Ricks
Michael Ross Walker (March 17, 1941 - Dec. 23, 2007). Beloved son, father, brother, uncle and friend. We Miss You, Uncle Mike!
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 14, 2008
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