THE actor best-known for playing Kevin the Teenager’s dad alongside Harry Enfield has died aged 81.
Stephen Moore also played the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in radio and TV adaptations of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
He also played Silurian Eldane in Doctor Who.
Stephen starred at Kevin the Teenager’s dad in seven episodes of the Harry Enfield’s TV programme in 1997.
The London-born actor is the father of former EasterEnders and Family Affairs actress Robyn Moore.
Stephen was born on December 11, 1987 and died on Friday, October 4. Details surrounding his death have not been made public.
Stephen first performed the role of the “manically depressed” robot Marvin the Paranoid android with “a brain the size of a planet” in the second episode of the original radio series in 1978.
The character became one of the most popular in the series.
The news was announced by Dirk Maggs, the producer and adaptor of the recent Hitchhiker’s radio series, who wrote on Twitter: “Our dear friend Stephen Moore has died.
“A fine actor, a lovely man and the original and most iconic voice of Marvin The Paranoid Android in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.”
Geoff McGivern, another pal who worked with Stephen, said: “Just heard the sad news that Stephen Moore has died. He WAS Marvin, the Paranoid Android.
“He was a fine actor in theatre, films and radio and a funny pleasure to work with. His Whale and Petunias monologue will live. ‘Wretched, isn’t it?’ as Marvin would say.”
David Eldridge, who worked with Stephen on Festen in the West End, added: “Very sad to hear Stephen Moore has died. Wonderful actor and lovely man who I was privileged to work with when Festen transferred in to the west end.
“God where do all the years go, three of that company are no longer with us. Anyway, rest in peace Stephen.”
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Another fan added: “Stephen Moore had such a delicious voice that was put to so good use in radio, TV, film and theatre.
“But nowhere was it more recognisable than in Hitch-Hikers.’ What a legend. RIP.”
“Our thoughts are with his family and our memories of him will always make us smile. RIP Stephen.”
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