Gerald S. O’Loughlin (1921-2015)


Actor Gerald S. O’Loughlin, who played General Schwerin in Season 11’s “Bombshells,” passed away on July 31st at the age of 93. He was credited as Gerald O’Loughlin in that episode.

Gerald S. O’Loughlin as General Schwerin

His acting career dates back to the early 1950s and included guest appearances on shows like Mister Peepers, Ben Casey, The Defenders, and Mannix. He is best known for playing Lt. Ryker on ABC’s The Rookies from 1972 to 1976. Other regular TV roles included Automan (1983-1984) and Our House (1986-1988). According to O’Loughlin’s Internet Movie Database profile, his last TV role was a 2001 episode of Judging Amy; his last acting role of any kind was a short film in 2008.

An obituary can be found at The Hollywood Reporter.

(Thanks to Dan for passing this along.)

4 Replies to “Gerald S. O’Loughlin (1921-2015)”

  1. Guess he’ll finally get to shake the hand that belongs to those legs. The General was, after all, a fan of Marilyn Monroe.


  2. Gerry was a great friend to my dad, Pat . I remember I spoke with him to tell him dad had died. He was so kind and gracious in his remembering their friendship. I’m sure they’re having a hopefully kind and gracious reunion at this point. God bless you Gerry!

      1. Laura,
        I met Gerry at a place called The Rafters in November ’80. He was wonderful a wonderful person & so supportive. When he learned my last name, he said we had to be related. I’m sorry that he’s gone & that I never got to tell him how much he & his kindness meant to me. He was one of the first in the rooms to reach out to me. I’ll never forget that.

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