'Dark Shadows,' 'Cagney & Lacey' actor John Karlen dies
BURBANK, Calif. – Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died. Karlen played conman and scoundrel Willie Loomis, and later several other roles, on “Dark Shadows,” the cult favorite horror soap that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. He played Harvey Lacey, husband to Tyne Daly's Mary Beth Lacey, on the acclaimed CBS police drama “Cagney & Lacey” from 1982 to 1988. Karlen won an Emmy as best supporting actor in a drama for the role in 1986. His final major role was a reprise of his Harvey Lacey character for the 1996 television movie, “Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions.”Karlen's survivors include his son, Adam.