Birth Date: December 19, 1946
Date of Death: April 16, 2002 / Age: 55
Cause of Death: cancer
Biography: Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 - April 16, 2002) was an Emmy-winning actor, best known for playing a private investigator on the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985-8). He also appeared in several films.
In 1996 Urich announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that attacks joints called synovial cell sarcoma. He ultimately died from this disease. He was born and raised in the small town of Toronto, Ohio.
He was married to Heather Menzies, who played one of the children in the film version of The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews.