David Schramm, Star on NBC’s ‘Wings,’ Dies at 73

Lawrence Kim
March 30, 2020

David Schramm, a veteran character best known for his work on the '90s NBC sitcom "Wings", died Saturday at age 73.

Mr. Schramm also performed extensively in regional theatres, including George Street Playhouse, the Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, and Pasadena Playhouse, Philadelphia Drama Guild. The cause of his death has not been made public. He performed in seven seasons of the Williamstown Theater Festival and eight seasons of the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

The actor's career spanned four decades, including his stint on Wings from 1990-97.

Schramm was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1946 and started acting as a teenager in high school. In addition to playing the rival airline owner for eight seasons on the popular NBC series from the '90s, Schramm was a member of John Houseman and Margot Harley's The Acting Company in NY.

Schramm's passing was announced Sunday by his publicist, Rick Miramontez, who said the actor died in NY.

A founding member of The Acting Company, a touring theater company kickstarted by John Houseman and Margot Harley, Schramm worked alongside other original alumni including Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stier.

In the '00s, he continued his stage career, with roles in New York Theatre Workshop's production of The Beard of Avon as well as productions of Candida, Waiting for Godot and 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow at the St. James Theatre in New York City.

"We mourn his loss and will miss him", Harley said in a statement.

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