He was 75.

Aylward died Monday of pure causes, Stubbs advised CNN.

“He was an exquisite actor (*75*) an exceptional human being,” Stubbs mentioned.

Alyward, a Seattle native, was finest known for enjoying the strict however honest Dr. Donald Anspaugh on NBC’s “ER” (*75*) Barry Goodwin on “The West Wing.”

Aylward graduated from the University of Washington School of Drama in 1971, in response to the school’s website. He labored largely in theater for 15 years earlier than transferring onto work on the small (*75*) massive display screen, the location additionally says.

Among his first credit is a recurring function on “Northern Exposure.” Other work included roles on exhibits like “Family Law,” “The Practice” (*75*) “Mad Men.”

Aylward appeared in greater than 70 episodes of “ER” over the present’s 15 seasons. Through that, particularly at the peak of the present’s reputation, when it might often notch roughly 30 million viewers per week, Aylward turned a extremely recognizable face.

In an interview with the Seattle Times across the time the present ended, Aylward describe the funding followers had in the present.

“When I used to be doing “Death of a Salesman” at ACT (in 1998), I used to be nonetheless showing continuously on ‘ER,’ (*75*) it was proper after the season in which Anspaugh’s son had died. It was a Monday (off-day for theater actors), (*75*) I used to be in the checkout line at the grocery retailer, (*75*) this girl got here working as much as me (*75*) mentioned, ‘Excuse me, I’m sorry to hassle you, I’ve been in a foreign country … what occurred to your son?’ A’d I mentioned, ‘Oh, he died,'” Aylward advised the newspaper. “The girl says ‘Oh, no!’ (*75*) I mentioned, ‘Yeah, we buried his ass final week!” (*75*) the woman testing the groceries turned as white as a sheet, so I needed to cease (*75*) say, ‘We’re speaking a few TV present!’ I may inform she was pondering ‘Who is that this heinous man who talks in regards to the loss of life of his child like that.'”

Roles in the TV exhibits “Briarpatch” (*75*) “Yellowstone” have been amongst Alyward’s ultimate credit.

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