Nicolas Coster, an actor from “Another World,” “Santa Barbara,” and “All My Children,” dies at the age of 89.

On Broadway, he appeared in “All the President’s Men,” “Reds,” and “The Facts of Life” starring Laurence Olivier and Liz Taylor.

Nicolas Coster, who played All the President’s Men, Reds, Stir Crazy, Another World, Santa Barbara, and All My Children, died. Aged 89.

His daughter Dinneen Coster reported on Facebook that Coster died Monday in a Florida hospital.

“Please remember him as a fantastic artist,” she wrote. Acting was his forte! I’m grateful to have him as a parent. He’s inspired me.”

Coster played head of detectives J.E. Carson on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo and Blair Warner’s millionaire father on The Facts of Life, another 1980s NBC sitcom.

He debuted on Broadway as Henry II in Becket in 1961. Twenty years later, he played The Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor.

Markham, a Watergate defendant’s lawyer, was played by Coster in All the President’s Men (1976). He played a colonel in Joseph Sargent’s MacArthur (1977), the dentist Paul Trullinger in Warren Beatty’s Reds (1981), and the warden in Sidney Poitier’s Stir Crazy (1980).

Coster played the self-destructive Lionel Lockridge, husband to Louise Sorel’s Augusta Lockridge, on NBC’s Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1988, leaving after disagreeing with a plot about his character faking a death for insurance money. He returned in 1990 and stayed till the show ended in January 1993.

Coster also played psychopathic kidnapper Steve Andrews on ABC’s All My Children from 1988 to 1989 and Robert Delaney, the CEO of Delaney Brands who became an architect, on NBC’s Somerset/Another World from 1970 to 1979, 1980, and 1989. He called Andrews “Susan Lucci’s terrorist lover.”

He won a Daytime Emmy for his role as Mayor Jack Madison on the Amazon digital soap opera The Bay in 2017.

His serial work includes Young Doctor Malone, The Secret Storm, As the World Turns, and its primetime extension, Our Private World.

We Love Soaps ranked Coster 44th on its 2010 list of the 50 Greatest Soap Actors. According to one panelist, Nicolas Coster was “smart, charming, and very funny” and attracted most soaps. “He is always spot on as the grifter/con man/bad boy who is so cool, ice wouldn’t melt in his mouth,” he added.

London born Nicolas Dwynn Coster. His father reviewed movies and plays, while his mother designed storefront windows. Little Foxes and Taylor, who attended Byron House, visited their old playground in London.

After attending Canoga Park High School in Los Angeles and Canada, Coster returned to the UK at 16. He graduated in 1951 from acting school.

Two years later, he came to New York to train with Lee Strasberg to play at the Arena Stage in Washington and the Guthrie Theater, where he was a founding member.

In 2006, Coster discussed supporting Olivier in Becket. Larry was athletic at 54, he said. “One night, during the first act, he severely twisted his knee. Olivier mumbled, “Not tonight, Nicolas,” as he staggered offstage.

Coster joined Jada Rowland on The Secret Storm in 1964. “We played the first professor and student to get naughty together” on daytime TV, he said. Before our affair and marriage, the U.S. Senate portrayed us as immoral on daytime television.

He appeared in Seesaw, Twigs, and Otherwise Engaged with Michele Lee, Sada Thompson, and Tom Courtenay.

His filmography included William Conrad’s 1965 My Blood Runs Cold, Larry Peerce’s The Sporting Club, The Big Fix, Sydney Pollack’s The Electric Horseman, Little Darlings, and Alan Alda’s 1990 Betsy’s Wedding.

Coster also starred in Naked City, The Green Hornet, Charlie’s Angels, One Day at a Time, L.A. Law, Who’s the Boss?, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Cold Case.

He taught acting at the University of Georgia after a near-fatal car accident in November 1987 left him in a coma and temporarily forgetful.

Coster, a diver, founded the Challenges Foundation in 1998 to give disadvantaged and impoverished youngsters the chance to enjoy the sea. He developed a sailing program for returning American veterans.

Another Whole Afternoon, his autobiography, was published in March 2021.

His first wife, dancer-actress Candace Hilligoss, gave him daughters Candice Jr. and Dinneen. He married Carnival of Souls actress from 1960 to 1981.

His son Ian died 2016.

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