LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13:  Actor Austin Stoker  participates in The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on July 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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The Devastating
Death Of Austin
Austin Stoker, the prolific actor and stage performer, has died at the age of 92. As clarified by The Hollywood Reporter, Stoker was born on October 7, 1930, and passed on October 7, 2022, from renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His wife Robin told the publication, "His transition was beautiful."
IMDb reports that Austin Stoker had 59 acting credits, with his very first endeavor being that of 1969's "Mod Squad." However, he is probably most famous for John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" in 1976, where he plays Lieutenant Ethan Bishop, a main character who is forced to hold his ground and defend a police station against hardened criminals.
Stoker also appeared in 1973's "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" as Bruce MacDonald, the human assistant to the ape Caesar (Roddy McDowall). Stoker was also known for "Sheba, Baby," "Time Walker," "The Six Million Dollar Man," and the TV mini-series "Roots." His final acting credit was the role of Reverend Bishop in 2022's "Give Till It Hurts."