Advertisements
John Wesley, an actor who became best known for playing Dr. Hoover in an episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, died at the age of 72. Before Wesley started acting, he was in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War, after which he was honorably fired

Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor John Wesley dies at the age of 72 after contracting blood cancer

  • 72-year-old John Wesley from Louisiana had more than 100 film and TV credits
  • Dr. played Hoover in an episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air with Will Smith
  • Graduated from the University of San Diego and the University of California
  • Wesley is survived by his wife, two daughters, mother and his stepson
Advertisements

An actor who became best known for playing Dr. Hoover in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air died after complications from blood cancer.

The family of John Wesley confirmed on Sunday that he died of problems related to the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. He was 72.

"John Wesley was a gift to the world, because his kindness and grace have been immortalized in his works of theater, TV, and film," said Wesley's manager and producer, Gerry Pass, in a statement.

& # 39; I am deeply sad that I have lost a good friend today. & # 39;

Advertisements

John Wesley, an actor who became best known for playing Dr. Hoover in an episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, died at the age of 72. Before Wesley started acting, he was in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War, after which he was honorably fired

John Wesley, an actor who became best known for playing Dr. Hoover in an episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, died at the age of 72. Before Wesley started acting, he was in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War, after which he was honorably fired

During his career, Wesley worked with well-known names such as Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Barbara Streisand.

At the time of his most famous role, in an episode of Dr. Hoover in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he already had 100 film and television credits.

Some of these included appearances as Sweets Walker in the adaptation Dirty Dancing TV, Frasier, The Jeffersons and in The Man by U.N.C.L.E.

He was also a theater veteran after playing roles in Lillian Helman & # 39; s Toys in the attic in the London Globe and appeared on stage in Ionesco & # 39; s Macbett.

Some of these included appearances as Sweets Walker in the adaptation Dirty Dancing TV, Frasier, The Jeffersons and in The Man by U.N.C.L.E. He was also a theater veteran, after playing roles in Lillian Helman & # 39; s Toys in the attic of the London Globe and appearing on stage in Ionesco & # 39; s Macbett

Some of these included appearances as Sweets Walker in the adaptation Dirty Dancing TV, Frasier, The Jeffersons and in The Man by U.N.C.L.E. He was also a theater veteran, after playing roles in Lillian Helman & # 39; s Toys in the attic of the London Globe and appearing on stage in Ionesco & # 39; s Macbett

Advertisements

Some of these included appearances as Sweets Walker in the adaptation Dirty Dancing TV, Frasier, The Jeffersons and in The Man by U.N.C.L.E. He was also a theater veteran, after playing roles in Lillian Helman & # 39; s Toys in the attic in the London Globe and appearing on stage in Ionesco & # 39; s Macbett

Prior to acting, Wesley served in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War, after which he was honorably fired.

He then earned his Bachelor of Arts Degrees at the University of San Diego and his Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, San Diego.

Wesley is survived by his wife, Jenny Houston; his mother, Hazel Baskin; his daughters, Kimiko Kamiel Houston and Kinshasha Houston; step-son, Kyler Richie; siblings and grandchildren, according to the Hollywood reporter.

Advertisements

. [TagsToTranslate] Dailymail