LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2015 (Gephard Daily) ─ “Bonanza” regular David Canary has passed away. The good-looking actor also starred in the TV soap opera Peyton Place.
in 1967, Canary was cast in the movie “Hombre” starring Paul Newman and Richard Boone. The film was shot near Tucson, Arizona. After the film debuted, Canary was cast in a number of TV westerns which led to a regular role on “Bonanza,” as the Cartright’s ranch foreman, Candy Canaday.
After a contract dispute in 1970, Canary left the show, only to return a year later after the death of Dan Blocker.
After “Bonanza” was cancelled, Canary put his rugged good looks to good use as a frequent guest star on classic series like “Kung Fu.”
In 1984, he landed his next major role, Adam Chandler (and his twin, Stuart) on “All My Children,” and would play in nearly 800 episodes and won 5 daytime Emmy Awards for his work, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A small footnote, Canary was almost given the role of “Mr. Spock” on TV’s Star Trek when series star Leonard Nimoy was holding out for more money in the sci-fi series’ second season.
David Canary, who died of natural causes, was 77.