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John Gabriel
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John Gabriel

Personal Information
Born: (1931-05-25)May 25, 1931
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.
Died: June 13, 2021 (aged 90)
Also known for: "Ryan's Hope"
Website/URL John Gabriel Official Website
Character/Series involvement
Series: "Gilligan's Island" (Marooned)
Character played: The Professor

John Gabriel was the American actor who originated the role of The Professor in the unaired pilot episode of "Gilligan's Island" in 1964, before being replaced in the role by Russell Johnson, who assumed the role for the entire duration of the TV series.

Born May 25, 1931 in Niagara Falls, New York,John was perhaps best known to TV soap opera viewers for his role as Seneca Beaulac in the ABC-TV soap opera series "Ryan's Hope" from 1975 to 1985 and from 1988 to 1989, which he received an Emmy Award nomination in 1980.

John is the father of actress Andrea Gabriel from the TV series, "Lost." He appeared on Broadway in "The Happy Time" in 1968, and produced the TV series, "Charles Grodin," in 1995. He passed away on June 13. 2021 at the age of 90.