Royce D. Applegate
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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
Occupation(s)Actor, 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


Year Title Role Notes
List of Live-Action Performances in Theatrical Released Movies
1972 Fuzz Patrolman Cramer credited as Roy Applegate
1972 They Only Kill Their Masters Harry credited as Roy Applegate
1972 The Mad Bomber Man in Car credited as Roy Applegate
1974 The Last Porno Flick Policeman #1

Television Film

Year Title Role Notes
List of Performances in Television Movies
1974 Cry Panic Grady credited as Roy Applegate
1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan John Worden credited as Roy Applegate


Year Title Role Episodes Notes
List of Performances on Television
1969-1971 That Girl Harry
Hearing Today, Gone Tomorrow
Two for the Money
credited as Roy Applegate
1970 Mayberry R.F.D. Guy With Headband Sensitivity Training credited as Roy Applegate
1971 Mod Squad Eddie The Price of Love credited as Roy Applegate
1981-1982 CHiPs Roger Brown
Ponch's Angels Part I and II
Silent Partner



  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.