11-14-1994

Tom Villard

TOM VILLARD, American actor died (b. 1953); Villard starred in television and in film. His best known TV role was in the 1980s series We Got It Made as Jay Bostwick. His best known film role was in the 1986 film One Crazy Summer as Clay Stork. He also starred in the 1991 horror film Popcorn, and the 1992 movie Shakes the Clown with his “One Crazy Summer” co-stars Joel Murray and Bob Goldthwait. Villard also appeared in the 1994 comedy movie In the Army Now. Villard made numerous guest appearances on TV shows as well. He was a panelist on two weeks’ worth of To Tell the Truth in the early ’90s. His other TV appearances include CHiPs, Taxi, The Golden Girls, The A-Team and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Villard was openly gay. He died of pneumonia and other complications of HIV-AIDS on November 14, 1994 in Los Angeles.