Robert Culp, one of the greatest actor/writers to ever live died this morning at age 79. Culp was one of my idols. Right up there with McQueen or Lee or Harlan Ellison.
He helped define cool for me. Ellison wrote the classic Outer Limits episode "Demon With A Glass Hand" specifically with him in mind.
Robert Culp had a few defining roles that spanned generations. One of his best known roles was in I Spy. He acted in and wrote a number of episodes. In my opinion, some of the best television ever written. Episodes like "The Loser":
or "Magic Mirror":
I was going to write an appreciation of him here, but never got around to it. I would have rather written that then this obituary.
Rest in peace Robert Culp.