MacLeod’s birth name was Allan See, but in his memoir “This is Your Captain talking” he wrote that he thought his last name. “Too confused” and changed in honor of the acting teacher.
MacLeod wrote that he also had to deal with premature hair loss. Baldness while still in college
After being busy with small jobs in the television and film industry, MacLeod’s first breakthrough was as part of the group “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” an innovative sitcom in which he played journalist Murray Slaughter.
Murray often acts as a confidant of Moore’s character. Roll your eyes at the ignorance of WJM anchor Ted Baxter and absorb the intense emotions of WJM news director Lou Grant.
After the show ended in 1977, MacLeod moved to star in “The Love Boat,” a melodrama set on a cruise ship. Dedicated and friendly “Your Captain” Merrill Stubing.
After the “Love Boat” MacLeod became an evangelical Christian. He credits his belief in allowing him to end his alcohol abuse and reconcile with his wife Patti, whom he remarried in 1985.
The cause of MacLeod’s death was not disclosed on Saturday.