David Healy (actor)

David Healy
Born (1929-05-15)May 15, 1929
New York City, U.S.
Died October 25, 1995(1995-10-25) (aged 66)
London, England
Cause of death Heart operation
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963–1995
Spouse(s) Peggy Walsh
Children 2

David Healy (May 15, 1929 – October 25, 1995) was an American-born actor who appeared in British and American television shows.

Healy was born in New York City. His television credits include voices for the Supermarionation series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service, as well as parts in UFO, The Troubleshooters, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Strange Report, Dickens of London, Space Police (a TV pilot), Space Precinct and Dallas. He also starred as Dr Watson opposite Ian Richardson's Sherlock Holmes in the 1983 TV film of The Sign of Four.

His big screen credits include The Double Man (1967), Only When I Larf (1968), Assignment K (1968), Isadora (1968), Patton (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971), Madame Sin (1972), Embassy (1972), Endless Night (1972), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Winterspelt (1979), Supergirl (1984), and Haunted Honeymoon (1986). He also gave uncredited performances in the James Bond films You Only Live Twice (1967) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

In 1983, Healy received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Guys and Dolls during the 1982 theatre season. His performance of "Nicely Nicely Johnson" was praised as "show-stopping" as he sang "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat". He performed a mid-show encore each night. In 1986 he played the character of Buddy Plumber in a London run of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies.

Healy died following a heart operation on October 25, 1995 in London, England.

Family life

David married Peggy Walsh and had two sons, William and Tim. He was a devoted amateur polo player and his wife was the manager of Ham Polo Club in London. Both of his sons remain polo players and the David Healy Trophy is still played for in his memory.


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