Actor Conrad Bain passed away on January 14th of natural causes. He was 89.
The Canadian born Bain is best known for his portrayal of Phillip Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes which aired from 1978 to 1986 first on NBC and later on ABC. Preceding this role was his portrayal of Arthur Harmon, the conservative counterpoint on the CBS sitcom Maude starring Bea Arthur.
Prior to his roles on TV, Bain was primarily a stage actor on Broadway.
With Bain’s passing, Todd Bridges is the last surviving member of the main cast of Diff’rent Strokes. Bridges described Bain as “a father figure.”