Sunday 22 April 2018

Latest Roseanne episode paid tribute to late Irish actor Glenn Quinn who starred in original

Glenn Quinn and Sarah Chalke starred as Mark and Becky in 'Roseanne'
Glenn Quinn and Sarah Chalke starred as Mark and Becky in 'Roseanne'
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The latest episode of Roseanne has paid tribute to the Irish actor Glenn Quinn who played Becky's boyfriend in the original series.

The second episode of the ABC reboot featured a card after the credits which included a photo of the actor with the caption, "Dedicated to the loving memory of Glenn Quinn (1970-2002)".

The episode featured Becky's battle with infertility and her character revealed that she had been trying to have a baby with her husband Mark and that she would never find "anyone as good" as him after he died.

Glenn, who was originally from Cabinteely, but moved to LA in 1988 with his mother after his parents' divorce, played Mark in the original series until it wrapped in 1997. 

The tribute to Glenn Quinn
The tribute to Glenn Quinn

He died in 2002 of an accidental drug overdose.

Fellow Roseanne star Michael Fishman, who plays DJ Conner, also paid tribute to Glenn on Twitter.

"Glenn and family are frequently on my mind. We put his picture in the hallway we pass each day," he wrote, adding, "After my #Roseanne press tour today drove down and visited him.

"As long as @RoseanneOnABC is on Glenn Quinn is part of it.

"I'll always honor him and the Quinn family in my work"

As well as his role on Roseanne, Glenn appeared in the film Shout with John Travolta, and he landed a role in Angel in the late 1990s.  When his character was killed off fans petitioned for his return.

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