Arch Whiting, star of Run, Joe, Run, passed away on May 7th, 2007 at age 70. Whiting played Sgt. Corey, who spent the first season of the show trying to catch up with the other main character, Joe, in each episode of the first season of the show.
When the show was renewed for a second season, the producers changed the show’s format, getting rid of the “dog on the run” concept. Whiting’s character was retained for the flashback sequences.
Run, Joe, Run was Whiting’s second (and last) series role. Previously, he had a recurring role on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Except for a few small parts done as favors for friends, Whiting retired from acting in the early 80′s and moved to Black Mountain, NC. Prior to his passing, Whiting ran his own ice cream shop, Arch’s Ice Cream, in Black Mountain.
I interviewed Mr. Whiting a few years back and he had fond memories of working on Run, Joe, Run.
Here’s an obituary from the Black Mountain paper.
Here’s his official site.