James Gammon

James Gammon, who played Don Johnson's father in Nash Bridges, has died of cancer, The Associated Press reports. He was 70.

A character actor, Gammon got his start in the NBC series The Road West in 1966. He's well remembered for his roles in Major League, as the manager of the Cleveland Indians, and for Nash Bridges, in which he played patriarch Nick Bridges.

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Among his myriad credits, Gammon most recently appeared in the films In the Electric Mist and Appaloosa, as well as the TV series Grey's Anatomy and Monk.

Gammon is survived by a wife and two daughters.