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Actor who played 'The Professor' on 'Gilligan's Island' has died

Updated: Thursday, January 16 2014, 10:27 PM CST
Posted by: Lauren Gross

Actor Russell Johnson, best known as “The Professor,” on the hit TV show “Gilligan’s Island,” has died. He was 89.

His agent says Johnson died in his home in Washington state, where he lived with his wife.Johnson acted in several TV shows after “Gilligan's Island,” and worked until recently, signing autographs at public appearances over the holidays. 

Sherwood Schwartz, the show's creator, died Tuesday.Actor who played 'The Professor' on 'Gilligan's Island' has died


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