Soap star David Gail, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actor, dead at 58

Soap opera star David Gail, renowned for his roles in “General Hospital” spinoff “Port Charles” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has passed away at the age of 58. Gail’s sister, Katie Colmenares, confirmed his death in an Instagram post, expressing the deep bond they shared and describing him as her wingman and best friend. The cause of his death has not been publicly disclosed.

Gail’s notable roles included portraying Dr. Joe Scanlon in “Port Charles” and Stuart Carson, the one-time fiancé of Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty), in “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Fans and colleagues paid tribute to Gail, including Peter Ferriero, host of a “Beverly Hills, 90210” rewatch podcast, who shared the news and urged people to respect the family’s privacy.

In an April 2021 podcast appearance, Gail expressed gratitude for his experience on “90210,” acknowledging the impact of the writing, production, and ideas from the show’s creators. Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Gail began his acting career with appearances in shows such as “Growing Pains,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Matlock.”

Throughout his career, he featured in various series, including “Robin’s Hoods,” “Savannah,” “The Round Table,” and “JAG.” His final acting credit was in 2019 when he voiced the character Sam in the video game “Blacksad: Under the Skin.” Gail’s contributions to the entertainment industry are remembered by fans and colleagues alike.