"Talking to you is like looking up the answers in the back of the book."
January 16, 2014 3:01 PM Subscribe
, beloved of many as Professor Roy Hinkley of Gilligan's Island, has died at the age of 89
Perhaps lesser known among Johnson's achievements, he flew 44 B-25 bombadier missions as an Air Force Second Lieutenant
. In March, 1945, he was shot down over the Philippines, earning a Purple Heart. By the time of his Honorable Discharge later that year, he had earned the rank of First Lieutenant, and had earned the Air Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three service stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one service star, and the World War II Victory Medal.
In 2004, Johnson gave a 2 hour interview
to the Archive of American Television
, detailing his guest roles on The Twilight Zone
and The Outer Limits
, as well as the role for which he is best remembered.