David Gail: A tribute to his 216 episodes of ‘Port Charles’

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   January 22, 2024   Update on : January 22, 2024

David Gail
David Gail. Photo: Screengrab

David Gail, an actor known for his roles on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and played Dr. Joe Scanlon in 216 episodes of “Port Charles”, has died at the age of 58.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Gail’s sister Katie Colmenares shared the death news. However, the family did not reveal the cause and date of death, reports NBC News.

He was a prolific television actor in the mid-to-late 1990s and his biggest role was in the “General Hospital” spinoff show “Port Charles.

Katie Colmenares in her post wrote, “There’s barely been even a day in my life when you [David Gail] were not with me by my side.”

“He [David Gail] was always my wingman always my best friend ready to face anything,” Colmenares also wrote, alongside a photo of the two siblings hugging.

The sister said she would hold him so tight every day in her heart he gorgeous loving amazing fierce human being missing him every second of every day forever there will never be another.

David Gail played Stuart Carson for eight episodes of the teen drama series “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Gali was the second actor to represent Dr Joe Scanlon in “Port Charles,” taking over the role from Michael Dietz, according to a “General Hospital” fan site.

He appeared as Dr Joe Scanlon in 216 episodes during a season in 1999 and 2000 before exiting the ABC soap the following year.

Dr Scanlon was a love interest of one of the show’s main characters, Dr. Karen Wexler, “General Hospital” fan site said.

Pete Ferriero, host and producer of the Beverly Hills 90210 Show podcast, also shared the news of Gail’s death, reports PEOPLE.

Ferriero in a comment on Colmenares’ Instagram announcement remembered Gail as a “kind human.”

Born on February 27, 1965, in Tampa, Florida, Gail made his television debut in one episode of “Growing Pains” in 1990 as a character, Norman.

Gail is also best known for her role as Dean Collins on the WB soap “Savannah” from 1996 to 1997.

Other television recognitions include “The Round Table,” “Matlock,” “Robin Hoods,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “JAG” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”

He worked on “Some Girl” in 1998, “Bending All the Rules” in 2002, “Perfect Opposites” in 2004, and “The Belly of the Beast” in 2008.


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