R.I.P. Stan Kirsch of Highlander: The Series and JAG

By: H&I Staff     Posted: January 14, 2020, 3:20PM Tags: Obituaries

Stan Kirsch, most well known for his role as Richie Ryan on Highlander: The Series passed away on January 11, 2020. Richie was initially a comic foil for the main character of Duncan MacLeod but grew to become one of the most important characters with a fleshed-out development arc. Kirsch brought the character from petty thief to the complex hero we saw at the end of the series. 

Kirsch could also be seen on JAG, playing two separate characters in 1996 and 2001 appearances. He was also remembered for his turn as Ethan in the Friends episode "The One with the Ick Factor." Kirsch played Monica's boyfriend who reveals that he's been lying about his age and is actually in high school.

The actor was 51 years old.