Royce D. Applegate
Royce Dwayne Applegate

(1939-12-25)December 25, 1939
DiedJanuary 1, 2003(2003-01-01) (aged 63)
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeWoodland Memorial Park Cemetery in Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Other namesRoy Applegate
Royce Applegate
OccupationActor, screenwriter, author
Years active1969 – 2003
Norma Applegate
(m. 1958; div. 1969)

Royce Dwayne Applegate (December 25, 1939 – January 1, 2003) was an American actor and screenwriter who was first billed as Roy Applegate.[1]

Born in Midwest City, Oklahoma,[1] his most visible role was that of Chief Petty Officer Manilow Crocker on the first season of the television series seaQuest DSV.[2]

Applegate portrayed Deputy Crawford in Stir Crazy (1985).[2]: 1021  In that year, he also appeared in two episodes of Diff'rent Strokes, playing family man-turned-kidnapper Donald Brown, a father who kidnaps character Sam McKinney in order to replace his own dead son.

Applegate portrayed Confederate General James L. Kemper in two films, Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and Generals (2003).

On New Year's Day 2003, Applegate died in his Hollywood Hills home in a fire just one week after his 63rd birthday.[3]

Partial filmography




  1. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M., III (2008). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2003: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 12. ISBN 9780786452088. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 938. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  3. ^ "Actor Royce Applegate found dead". USA Today. Associated Press. January 3, 2003.