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John Dye of "Touched by an Angel"

An unhappy homosexualist, yes? Raised in a religious Mississippi family, never married, died in San Francisco of what his family said was heart failure and the coroner said was "acute methamphetamine intoxication."

Anyone here ever touched by John Dye?

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by Anonymousreply 96May 15, 2024 6:30 PM

I totally think he was gay. The whole casting of that show was so incredibly gay. I mean they freaking had Jasmine Guy as the bad angel. A whole episode with Delta Burke Faye dunaway Nell Carter and others I can't remember at the moment. They kept bringing wynomnna the back I'm freaking Barbara mandrell. Police Rashad playing a falling down drunk.

by Anonymousreply 1May 11, 2024 11:47 PM

Meth

by Anonymousreply 2May 11, 2024 11:48 PM

That said comes on start TV at 5:00 a.m. where I live for 2 hours. I like catching it while I'm reading in the morning on the weekends and sometimes before work. Not only are the plot so insane and surprisingly not very preachy it's just dumb fun. I also enjoy seeing Salt Lake City in the '90s cuz I grew up in and around the valley so it's kind of cool seeing things I remember.

by Anonymousreply 3May 11, 2024 11:49 PM

Bankrupt, thrice-married Joey Lawrence was on an episode playing a drunk, violent father.

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by Anonymousreply 4May 11, 2024 11:52 PM

Was he Touched By a Twink Hustler?

by Anonymousreply 5May 11, 2024 11:52 PM

He was in Campus Man with the gorgeous Steve Lyon.

by Anonymousreply 6May 12, 2024 12:20 AM

He was nerdy hot in the karate movie with Eric Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 7May 12, 2024 1:16 AM

Gay Thomas Dekker played Satan in an episode trying to kill a pregnant woman in an urban housing unit.

by Anonymousreply 8May 12, 2024 1:20 AM

My mother loved this show, and I used to love to call it Touched by an Uncle and torment her.

by Anonymousreply 9May 12, 2024 1:25 AM

I'm surprised former DL fave Chad Allen was never on it. At the time he was on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman on the same network.

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by Anonymousreply 10May 12, 2024 1:29 AM

Touched by a Hobo.

by Anonymousreply 11May 12, 2024 1:29 AM

Touched by an Anglo

by Anonymousreply 12May 12, 2024 2:44 AM

R10 Dr Quinn comes on at 4:00 right before touched by an Angel so that I can recreate the joy that was CBS Saturday night in the '90s.

by Anonymousreply 13May 12, 2024 3:02 AM

Fuinally enough I was playing Jeopardy world tour and a daily double came up asking in the category of angels which Angel John dye played on touched by an Angel.

by Anonymousreply 14May 12, 2024 3:03 AM

[quote] Dr Quinn comes on at 4:00 right before touched by an Angel so that I can recreate the joy that was CBS Saturday night in the '90s.

On which channel?

by Anonymousreply 15May 12, 2024 3:04 AM

[quote] Fuinally enough I was playing Jeopardy world tour and a daily double came up asking in the category of angels which Angel John dye played on touched by an Angel.

Who is Andrew?

by Anonymousreply 16May 12, 2024 3:04 AM

I think the most batshit insane episodes would have to be either the one where Elliot gold plays a postman who answers children's letters of God by telling them there is no God. Until he gets a letter from a girl who's begging God to let her go to heaven with her daddy when dies. Or the retired episode where the dad from Life goes on is terrified of his wife having a retarded baby and how liberally they throw that word around including weird quirky shows up and bill says what did God send me a retarded angel. Or maybe that episode where that skinny guy from evening shade place an insurance salesman who's married to a bed ridden potato named Ethel who's described much in the way Frasier always portrayed Maris some not quite human creature. Desperate Sydney a commission he signs a deal with the devil played in this episode by Roma Downey and called Monique. And then of course there's the bat s*** insane Delta Burke episode where she keeps singing I will not let you die in shallow water only to find out the kids she's been talking to the whole episode actually had died years before in shallow water. Oh yeah rue McClanahan was in that episode too.

by Anonymousreply 17May 12, 2024 3:07 AM

[quote] Life goes on is terrified of his wife having a retarded baby and how liberally they throw that word around including weird quirky shows up

Was it a prequel? Was Patti LuPone cunting away in it?

by Anonymousreply 18May 12, 2024 3:12 AM

[quote] Anyone here ever touched by John Dye?

I touched his hole and was immediately uplifted

by Anonymousreply 19May 12, 2024 3:14 AM

A pretty big pad for one person.

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by Anonymousreply 20May 12, 2024 3:21 AM

How the hell should I know? He never touched MY halo.

by Anonymousreply 21May 12, 2024 3:24 AM

He used to live in the same apartment building as me when I lived in Hollywood during the 80s. I'd often see him with actress, Kathleen Wilhoite.

by Anonymousreply 22May 12, 2024 3:24 AM

I was inappropriately touched by an angel.

Or a guy named Angel.

by Anonymousreply 23May 12, 2024 3:50 AM

That's Kathleen *Cop Rock* Wilhoite, r22!

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by Anonymousreply 24May 12, 2024 3:56 AM

R18 sadly no Patty. The wife is such a non-character though she simply there for Bill to yell at for conceiving a retarded baby and not aborting it. She later gets shot in a cafe by what Bill had previously envisioned as the perfect son and I don't even remember if the episode ever bothers to tell us if she dies or not.

Patty does guest star in a later episode as the owner of a mall kiosk who hates children. Anyway I think that was her.

by Anonymousreply 25May 12, 2024 4:10 AM

The more I think about it this show is very gay coded. Like the relationship with tess and monica comes across less is a maternal relationship and more lovers especially considering how often tess appears dressed in uniforms like cops and postmen.

by Anonymousreply 26May 12, 2024 4:14 AM

[quote] Patty does guest star in a later episode as the owner of a mall kiosk who hates children.

She played herself.

by Anonymousreply 27May 12, 2024 4:14 AM

Not to mention too the episodes where Paul Winfield is queening it up.

by Anonymousreply 28May 12, 2024 4:15 AM

OMG - I had no idea these icons were all crammed into one 2-part show!

[quote]S7 E24: SHALLOW WATER PART I - The angels are on a mission to help a woman learn the truth about the death of her beloved family. Guest stars Delta Burke, Nell Carter, Faye Dunaway, and Rue McClanahan.

[quote]S7 E25: SHALLOW WATER PART II - Monica must try to bring together a family torn apart by a tragic accident. Guest stars Delta Burke, Nell Carter, Faye Dunaway, and Rue McClanahan.

I’m picturing Faye getting hyper uppity at the climax, slapping Nell Carter, and being sternly put in her place.

by Anonymousreply 29May 12, 2024 4:31 AM

Delta Burke, Faye Dunaway, Nell Carter and Rue McClanahan? Was the casting person for this show a datalounger?

by Anonymousreply 30May 12, 2024 4:36 AM

I’m wondering how they could afford to hire them all.

by Anonymousreply 31May 12, 2024 4:38 AM

R31 that's why it was a two-parter because you can spread the budget across both shows..

by Anonymousreply 32May 12, 2024 4:47 AM

Chris 'Corky' Burke played a retarded angel.

He was in a hilarious episode where a group home of various mongoloids lived next door to a bitter and suspicious Diane Ladd. She took great pride in her rose garden and the destructive little beasts trampled her prize winning beauties and caused her to have a stroke!!!

Then it was funny cause when she tried to talk, I'll be damned if she didn't sound like a tard, too!

There was supposed to be a lesson somewhere in all this.

by Anonymousreply 33May 12, 2024 5:33 AM

After the success of that show about the autistic doctor, I was really hoping someone would make a show starring Chris Burke as a retarded lawyer.

by Anonymousreply 34May 12, 2024 8:16 AM

^ Fuck you R34. That kid ain’t got nothing on me.

by Anonymousreply 35May 12, 2024 8:29 AM

His brother is gay, so…maybe it runs in the family.

by Anonymousreply 36May 12, 2024 11:35 AM

[quote]Meth

Yes, I too think R1 is posting under the influence but I thank him for "Police Rashad."

by Anonymousreply 37May 12, 2024 11:43 AM

R20 Lived right about Dolores Park within walking distance to all the Castro area bars.

Definitely gay.

by Anonymousreply 38May 12, 2024 11:56 AM

He was no Michael Landon on Highway to Heaven.

by Anonymousreply 39May 12, 2024 12:55 PM

Great! Now I want to see an updated Cagney & Lacey starring Phylicia Rashad and Chris Burke!

by Anonymousreply 40May 12, 2024 2:21 PM

Police Rashad.

by Anonymousreply 41May 12, 2024 2:24 PM

[quote]updated Cagney & Lacey starring Phylicia Rashad and Chris Burke!

Phyl is too high and mighty to work with disadvantaged actors.

by Anonymousreply 42May 12, 2024 2:24 PM

[quote]They kept bringing wynomnna the back I'm freaking Barbara mandrell. Police Rashad playing a falling down drunk.

Please come back next time you're impaired and tell us about Joan Van Ark's episode. I've not verified via IMDb that she made an appearance but the brilliant casting mentioned so far in this thread makes it a slam-dunk.

by Anonymousreply 43May 12, 2024 2:39 PM

She absolutely did. It was actually John dyes second episode on the show.

by Anonymousreply 44May 12, 2024 2:51 PM

R30 The icing on the cake was having Faye play Deltas therapist.

Rue had a signed script from everybody in that episode, It’s in the high school of her hometown I believe.

by Anonymousreply 45May 12, 2024 2:57 PM

The shocking fact to come out of this thread is that so many DLers watch(ed) this crap.

by Anonymousreply 46May 12, 2024 3:00 PM

[quote]The shocking fact to come out of this thread is that so many DLers watch(ed) this crap.

Not really when you look at how active the soap opera threads are. Years ago, DL used to ban soap opera threads.

by Anonymousreply 47May 12, 2024 3:04 PM

No mention yet of the Bonnie Franklin episode where she plays a jaded jurist?

Or the Linda Lavin one?

by Anonymousreply 48May 12, 2024 3:48 PM

R34, there's already a show about a retarded lawyer. It's called the Alina Habba Story

by Anonymousreply 49May 12, 2024 4:13 PM

I've never seen one episode, but now I will have to. The plots and guest stars are absolutely bananas!

by Anonymousreply 50May 12, 2024 4:25 PM

[quote]r45 The icing on the cake was having Faye play Deltas therapist.

Yes, Faysie had some late-in-life success playing therapists, even though she’d be the worst one in the world.

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by Anonymousreply 51May 12, 2024 6:37 PM

So many posts in this thread have nutty spelling and punctuation. What you all need is touch by spell check.

by Anonymousreply 52May 12, 2024 6:42 PM

R36 Hey I had a gay brother who died of AIDS in the early years of the disease.

I loved and supported him.

by Anonymousreply 53May 12, 2024 8:07 PM

I always enjoyed the moment when a golden glow would appear around the Angel.

by Anonymousreply 54May 12, 2024 9:40 PM

R54 = into water sports.

by Anonymousreply 55May 12, 2024 9:42 PM

Kathleen Wilhoite (who, to me, will always be Sherry Springfield’s mess of a sister on ER) is SO underrated.

by Anonymousreply 56May 12, 2024 10:08 PM

[quote]r56 Kathleen Wilhoite is SO underrated.

I don’t know why I know her name when I don’t remember seeing her in anything.

Maybe she went to my college or high school or something.

by Anonymousreply 57May 13, 2024 5:52 AM

From the obituary at Legacy.com:

[quote] WREG-TV in Memphis reported that Dye's father, Jim Dye, said his actor son "was very giving, had a lot of causes that he supported real well, Make a Wish Foundation, AIDS research."

by Anonymousreply 58May 13, 2024 8:09 AM

Does getting his hole pegged by a meth head named Angel count as being “Touched By An Angel”?

by Anonymousreply 59May 13, 2024 8:43 AM

Felched by an Angel sounds more fun.

by Anonymousreply 60May 13, 2024 10:58 AM

I love Kathleen Wilhoite. Her being friends with Dye screams fag and hag to me

by Anonymousreply 61May 13, 2024 4:33 PM

Don't laugh at Wynonna. My sisters and mother LOVED this fucking show. With a passion. That and Supermarket Sweep. Judge them as you will. Anyway, I had nothing to do so I watch the big Wy episode. She was fucking brilliant. It was something about her son dying. It was a really good episode.

by Anonymousreply 62May 13, 2024 5:03 PM

What’s “Supermarket Sweep”, precious? What’s “Supermarket Sweep”?

by Anonymousreply 63May 13, 2024 5:31 PM

^Touched by a Stuttering Angel

by Anonymousreply 64May 13, 2024 5:39 PM

R33 The idea of a retarded angel is just so funny to me, it’s so wrong I can’t believe it aired! I have to see this episode of quality television.

by Anonymousreply 65May 13, 2024 5:49 PM

No nudes?

by Anonymousreply 66May 13, 2024 5:53 PM
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by Anonymousreply 67May 13, 2024 8:02 PM

No one's mentioned that DL fave Val Bertinelli did 46 episodes of this show?

by Anonymousreply 68May 13, 2024 8:17 PM

That's a *lot* of touching, r68!

by Anonymousreply 69May 13, 2024 8:20 PM

A lot of touching, R69, but not soul mates.

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by Anonymousreply 70May 13, 2024 8:24 PM

Yeah he was a mental case…

by Anonymousreply 71May 13, 2024 8:41 PM

[quote] Kathleen Wilhoite (who, to me, will always be Sherry Springfield’s mess of a sister on ER) is SO underrated.

She's one of those character actresses who should have had a bigger career.

by Anonymousreply 72May 13, 2024 8:55 PM

Bill Cosby did a few episodes lol as an angel.

by Anonymousreply 73May 13, 2024 8:57 PM

The late Charles "F Bomb on SNL" Rocket played another of death character on the show.

Estelle Getty and Cloris Leachman also played angels in a couple of episodes.

by Anonymousreply 74May 13, 2024 9:01 PM

[quote]She's one of those character actresses who should have had a bigger career.

She always had a singing career of sorts, r72, and with three kids - maybe she focused more on family.

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by Anonymousreply 75May 13, 2024 9:41 PM

I think it's kind of funny when we always say x should have had a bigger career. Because maybe they had exactly the amount of success they cared to have. Like Kathleen here worked pretty consistently didn't have to be tied down to anyone location or series for years and probably made a pretty fair amount of money doing it and had the freedom to do her singing thing too. I think if I were an actor that's the kind of career I'd want to have because he fly under the radar so there's not as much pressure scrutiny and you have a lot of freedom to work when you want. I wouldn't however want to be so ugly that people call me a character actor.

by Anonymousreply 76May 13, 2024 9:45 PM

Your last sentence negated everything you posted before it, r76.

by Anonymousreply 77May 13, 2024 10:05 PM

Wilhoite was on "Gilmore Girls," but I'm mostly familiar with her as the voice of Pepper Ann. For some reason, even though I'm decades older than the demographic they were aimed at, I used to watch all of those ABC/Disney Saturday morning animated shows.

by Anonymousreply 78May 13, 2024 10:22 PM

Tweaked By An Angel

by Anonymousreply 79May 13, 2024 10:31 PM

[quote]I love Kathleen Wilhoite. Her being friends with Dye screams fag and hag to me

He became friends with her (and with Kim Delaney) circa "Campus Man" and later cited her as someone he wanted to guest star on "Touched by an Angel."

by Anonymousreply 80May 13, 2024 10:38 PM

Touched by Angel was a great guest-of-week show for 70s tv stars. Melissa Gilbert, Marion Ross, Valerie Harper, and others guest starred in episodes.

It was also TV show that gave country singers acting gigs. Wyonna Judd did several episodes and so did Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, JoDee Messina, and a couple of others.

by Anonymousreply 81May 13, 2024 11:14 PM

Poor Dye can’t even get any attention in his own thread

by Anonymousreply 82May 14, 2024 12:10 AM

He looked a lot like James Spader.

by Anonymousreply 83May 14, 2024 12:56 AM

He’s dead? Where have I been!

by Anonymousreply 84May 14, 2024 1:01 AM

Under a rock!

by Anonymousreply 85May 14, 2024 1:08 AM

R4 That episode was one of the better episodes of Touched by an Angel. I cried at the end scene of Joey's abused ex-girlfriend showing up to her mom's house and reuniting with the daughter that she left at a church.

by Anonymousreply 86May 14, 2024 2:32 PM

When you eat ass

And it tastes gooooood.

Every dingleberry, ehhhhhvry turd

My dick will rise and it will fuck with you.

Ohhhhh I-I-I will fuck with you

Where the sun don't even shine.

Fuck with you...everyyyyyytime

Believe me I'll fuck with you

by Anonymousreply 87May 14, 2024 2:41 PM

Not EVERY meth head is homosexual!!!

by Anonymousreply 88May 14, 2024 2:45 PM

If you want to see a complete and utter absence of intelligence or wit, gaze upon R87.

by Anonymousreply 89May 14, 2024 2:47 PM

I remember an episode where Ross Malinger played a twinky rave enthusiast.

He ended up going to an indoor rave with Valerie Bertinelli and they both did Molly and he ended up shirtless. Very sexy.

Later they both came down, got depressed and tried to drive their VW Bug off a cliff.

by Anonymousreply 90May 14, 2024 2:50 PM

Ross as gay raver...

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by Anonymousreply 91May 14, 2024 2:51 PM

How do you do so much meth in one sitting that you die from acute meth intoxication? Does your brain just fry up and explode or is it your heart? Is this a Burrous suppository type situation?

by Anonymousreply 92May 14, 2024 2:59 PM

You can overdose on water, r92.

by Anonymousreply 93May 14, 2024 4:22 PM

John Dye.

And then he DIED.

by Anonymousreply 94May 14, 2024 8:38 PM

I’d never heard of him or seen that show. But here he is in Tour of Duty. He was really sexy.

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by Anonymousreply 95May 14, 2024 8:45 PM

Tour of Duty was one of those network shows that didn't become hugely popular. I remember some cable channel airing reruns for a bit in the late 90s.

by Anonymousreply 96May 15, 2024 6:30 PM
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