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Old 12-10-2005, 10:50
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I am currently trying to research the actor Carl Andrews

who played Joe Macdonald in Crossroads.


Carl starred in the show between 1978 and 1986

as friendly black mechanic Mac.

He died of AIDS in 1990.

Does anyone have any info on him?

Especially, his date of birth, where he was born,

where he studied drama, how he got into showbiz,

why he left 'Crossroads' and what he did before he died.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:07
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I remember him and his scenes with Benny sometimes.

I had to think who he was though.

Not much on the web that I could find about him as a person rather than a character.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:13
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0028594/

Not much info here, but there's a little.
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Old 12-10-2005, 15:17
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Thanks for your help guys.

It's just a pity that there isn't more info available.
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Old 12-10-2005, 17:46
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If you already haven't, you could try and contact some of these fansites. They may know some of the cast even who may have some info:

http://www.crossroadsonline.co.uk/

http://www.planetcrossroads.co.uk/obsessed/?id=2

http://www.crossroadsappreciationsociety.co.uk/
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Old 12-10-2005, 23:37
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Good idea to contact other actors in the show.
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Old 12-10-2005, 23:53
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I remember him from watching Crossroads back then, though I had no idea he'd died to be honest, or if I did, I'd forgotten. Especially sad way to go.
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Old 19-10-2005, 18:22
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Managed to find out some info.

Born in the 1950's.

Sacked from the show in 1986.
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Old 16-05-2013, 19:44
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As a fan of offshore radio, I distinctly remember him wearing a Radio Caroline 'skull & crossbones' T-shirt on a few occasions in the late 70s.

Did the OP ever find any reason for his sacking in '86?
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