Philip McKeon Dead - 'Alice' Child Star Dies at 55

Philip Mc Keon and Alice cast

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"His wonderful sense of humor, friendliness and loyalty will be remembered by anyone who has crossed his path of life".

Philip is best known for his role as Tommy Hyatt on Alice, in which he starred opposite Linda Lavin from 1976-1985. The two had performed together in an episode of Amazing Stories in 1986 and Sheen shared a picture of the two on set in military fatigues.

- Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) December 10, 2019My heart is broken &aches for my sister Nancy @NMcKeonOfficial who just lost her brother Phil. Pls cover her w/love & comforting grace.

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McKeon died Tuesday in Texas of a longtime illness, family spokesperson Jeff Ballard told the Associated Press. Her father recently passed. You were like a brother to me.

McKeon was not only an actor but also a producer, who backed several projects in Hollywood.

"If anyone had told me 10 years ago, when I was a travel agent in NY, that the kids would bring me to this, I would have laughed", Don McKeon once shared with People.

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After he stopped acting, McKeon worked in the news department of a Los Angeles radio station for a decade. Later he moved to his home state of Texas and hosted a radio show. McKeon's other TV credits included CHiPs, Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat. McKeon mostly starred in horror movies, notably Ghoulies 4 and Return to Horror High.

Survivors include his mother and Nancy McKeon, his sister best known for playing Jo Polniaczek in the 1980 NBC sitcom "The Facts of Life".

He is survived by his mother, Barbara, and his actress sister Nancy McKeon, who appeared on the USA version of Dancing With The Stars as a contestant in 2018.

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