RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Actor Carl Gordon died Tuesday morning at the age of 78. He was battling non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
He may be most remembered for his role as Andrew Emerson on the 1990's Fox show "Roc."
He also served on the board of Building the Fire Within, a local non-profit that helps women released from prison, according to his wife, Jacqueline.
The family is holding a private memorial service at a later date.
Gordon was a native of Goochland County, received his degree from Brooklyn College, in New York City. He has a very extensive acting career. A student of Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop 1965-69, performed in theatres, off Broadway plays, films and television.
His career in Theatre Broadway appearances include: Pulitzer Prize winning play "The Piano Lesson", Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, The Great White Hope.