John Thomas McCook, the distinguished American actor renowned for his roles in iconic soap operas, has been happily married since 1980 to former actress Laurette Spang.
Their enduring union has not only stood the test of time but has also been blessed with the joys of three children: Jake Thomas, born in 1981, Rebecca Jeanne, born in 1983, and Molly, born on July 30, 1990, who has followed in her parents’ footsteps and become an actress herself.
Laurette Spang, best known for her portrayal of Cassiopeia on the original Battlestar Galactica (1978), is more than just a talented actress. Their love story is a testament to the lasting bonds that can form in the entertainment industry.
Spang’s acting career is highlighted by her performances in popular TV shows like The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Dukes of Hazzard, BJ and the Bear, Magnum, P.I., Three’s Company, Man from Atlantis, and The Gemini Man. Her versatile talent and on-screen charisma captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on the television landscape.
After taking a de facto retirement from acting in 1984, Spang made a brief return in the 2007 horror film Plot 7, which also featured her husband, John McCook. Despite stepping back from the spotlight, her influence on the entertainment world continued as she appeared in the Battlestar Galactica episode of the Sciography documentary series on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002.
In 2003, she graced another Battlestar Galactica documentary released as an extra feature in the DVD box set of the series commemorating its 25th anniversary. John McCook and Laurette Spang’s journey is a testament to the enduring power of love in an industry known for its challenges.