In addition to acting, the star served in the United States military and was president of the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County.
Breaking the news of Kevin’s sad passing via Facebook, the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County celebrated the star for his charitable work.
The organization wrote online Monday: “Kevin Dobson, military veteran, veterans rights activist, film and television actor has passed away.
“He was 77 years old. Condolences to the whole family. Rest in peace. ”
The organization then shared a video of the star first posted on July 4 in which he spoke of his past career as a military police officer from his days in the U.S. military.
Kevin made his acting debut in 1971 with an uncredited male role in a bar in the thriller Klute.
He continued to star throughout his life with a role in 2014 in a short film called Full Circle, his most recent credit – while a TV series called 12 to Midnight and slated for release in 2021 lists Kevin in the cast.
He is well known for playing Mr. Patrick “Mack” MacKenzie in Knots Landing from 1982 to 1993, and also played Det. Bobby Crocker through 117 episodes of the crime drama Kojak between 1973 and 1978.
Most recently, he played Judge Devin Owens in the iconic American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for 13 episodes between 2006 and 2007.
And he’s also featured in another iconic American soap opera, Days of Our Lives, playing a character named Mickey Horton for 15 episodes in 2008.
Kevin leaves behind his wife, Susan, whom he married in 1968.
Together, the couple had three children; his daughter Mariah and his sons Patrick and Sean.