John Carroll Dye was born in Amory, Mississippi on January 31, 1963 to parents James, a furniture manufacturer and Lynn Dye homemaker. He began acting by playing the role of the youngest von Trapp child in a school play of The Sound of Music at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee.
He was a trombonist in the CHS band program. While performing at Tupelo High School as Friedrich von Trapp, the eldest son, again in The Sound of Music John Dye found himself attracted to the acting world.
After graduation, he enrolled at Mississippi State University in hopes of becoming a civil rights lawyer and after a year there he decided to become an actor, and was advised against it by his great-grandmother. He went after that to Memphis State and majored in theater.
In the 90’s John
Dye decided to make a move towards television. He was cast as Private Francis "Doc Hoc" Hockenbury in the last season of Tour of Duty.
When the series finished, he moved on to short-lived series such as Jack's Place in 1992 and Hotel Malibu in 1994. In 1994 he also played Andrew in "Angel of Death" on Touched by an Angel with Roma Downey & Della Reese. Originally cast as a recurring character, by the third season he became a regular cast member.
The show ran for nine seasons before ending in April 2003. In 2000, he starred in the television movie Once Upon a Christmas. He appeared in the sequel Twice Upon a Christmas in 2001.
John Dye died in his home in San Francisco, California on January 10, 2011 and his family reported that he died because of heart failure.
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John Dye was an American film and television actor best known for his role as Andrew in the TV series Touched by an Angel.
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