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This article's subject relates to Season 5 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

Richard Morris Gilliland (January 23, 1950March 18, 2021; age 71) played Captain Stan Cotter during Season 5 of 24.

Biography and career[]

Richard Gilliland was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He began his professional acting career in the 1970's, appearing in shows like The Streets of San Francisco, McMillan & Wife, and Operation Petticoat. He also played Laurie on the television series Little Women, Jonesy on The Waltons, and J.D. Shackelford on Designing Women.

Gilliland has also appeared in films like Vampire Clan, Star Kid and Happy Hour. In recent years, he guest starred in shows like The Unit (with Dennis Haysbert and Max Martini), and Desperate Housewives (with Ricardo Chavira, Doug Savant, and Jeffrey Nordling).

Gilliland was married to fellow 24 star, Jean Smart, since June 7, 1987. The couple met on the set of Designing Women and they had one child together. Gilliland passed away on March 18, 2021, following a short illness.

24 credits[]

Selected filmography[]

  • Parts Per Billion (2014)
  • Vampire Clan (2002)
  • Playing Dangerous 2 (1996)
  • Escape (1989)
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
  • Bug (1975)

Television appearances

  • Imposters (2017-2018)
  • Criminal Minds (2017)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008, 2014)
  • Scandal (2012)
  • Dexter (2009)
  • Crossing Jordan (2004)
  • Party of Five (1997-1998)
  • Designing Women (1986-1991)
  • Just Our Luck (1983)
  • Operation Petticoat (1977-1978)

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