"Raiders" inspired series from the 80s loses one of its stars
Actor Jeff Mackay, who portrayed Corky on the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" inspired show called "Tales of the Gold Monkey
", passed away n August 22nd at the age of 60 in Tulsa, Oaklahoma. The actor, a cousin to screen star Robert Redford, played Corky the sidekick mechanic to the pilot hero, Jake Cutter. Described on the show as a "little slow on the uptake", Corky always managed to get Jake's Gruman Goose up in the air just in the nick of time to escape blood-thirty natives, pre-WWII Nazi and Japanese villians. The actor was also a favorite on other shows produced by Gold Monkey
producer Donald Bellasario and Glen Larson shows like Magnum P.I. (with would be Indy Tom Selleck), JAG and even Battlestar Galactica, the original series in 1978.
Sadly, TV ShowsonDVD.com reports that plans for a proper box set of the "Gold Monkey
" is still delayed, and now sadly will not have a chance to have actor Jeff MacKay provide any commentary on the shows.
We offer our condolences to the family of Mr. MacKay and thank him for providing such entertainment over the years with his performances.
Source: TVShosonDVD.com and Variety
Posted by Mitchell Hallock