His final television appearance was as a guest star on a 2004 episode of the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh, entitled "The Gary Grill" portraying an FBI agent, which was dedicated to his memory. Living in his car for much of this time, he made ends meet by playing small roles on stage, and, occasionally television. All; Images; Videos; Maps; News; Shopping; See all. Richard Biggs and Lori Gerber were married for 5 years before Richard Biggs died, leaving behind his partner and 2 children. Biggs was diagnosed with hearing problems when he was 13, and was partially deaf in one ear, completely deaf in the other. Richard played the humanly flawed, but mercurial character from 1994 to 1998 (also in three made-for-TV movies, and, briefly, in the short-lived spin-off series Crusade (1999), as part of a first-rate ensemble cast. document.write('Tuesday, May 25, 2004 Posted: 1701 GMT (0101 HKT)'); His zodiac sign is Pisces. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Biggs attended the University of Southern California on scholarship, studying theatre. , At the time of his death, he was a regular on the television series Strong Medicine; following his death, his character was killed in an off-screen traffic accident. Richard James Biggs II (March 18, 1960 – May 22, 2004) was an American television and stage actor, known for his roles on the television series Days of Our Lives and Babylon 5. When he was seventeen, and living at a missile base in North Dakota, he decided to change his plans for a medical career after playing the lead in a local theatrical production of 'The Wiz'. His chief difficulty lay in obtaining membership in the Screen Actor's Guild without experience, yet how was one to acquire experience without a union card ? An episode of the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh, in which Biggs appeared as a guest star (an FBI man), was dedicated in his memory on October 17, 2004. I.S.Mowis, Other Works Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. From the age of 13, he was totally deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other. film She was born in Columbus, Ohio to Russell and Barbara Friend. Biggs is survived by his wife, Lori Gerber, and two sons. Graduated University of Southern California School of Theatre. Biggs died suddenly in his home in Los Angeles of complications stemming from aortic dissection on May 22, 2004. Donations may be sent to the Benefit of the Children of Richard Biggs II, c/o Washington Mutual Bank, 840 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA … "Babylon 5" fans and staff were shocked by his passing. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Biggs attended the University of Southern California on scholarship, studying theatre. He and Lori Gerber were married on from August 1, 1998 until Biggs' death in 2004. | Born in Columbus, Ohio, Biggs attended the University of Southern California on scholarship, studying theatre. (CNN) -- Richard Biggs, who played Dr. Stephen Franklin on "Babylon 5" and also had a long run on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," died Saturday.