• WKRP In Cincinnati ended 40 years ago
  • Most of the cast members are still alive
  • Here's which actors are around today

WKRP In Cincinnati is the beloved sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1982. For a long time, nearly the entire cast was still alive, but we've lost a few actors in the past couple years. Of the main eight stars, five of them are with us now.

Five WKRP In Cincinnati actors are still alive

WKRP In Cincinnati was the hilarious show about the WKRP radio station and its memorable cast of characters. The sitcom had eight full-time stars, and the leading ladies are still living today.

Both Loni Anderson, who played "Jennifer Marlowe," and Jan Smithers, who played "Bailey Quarters," are in their 70s now. But we haven't seen either star in a new project for a while.

WKRP: Tim Reid, Loni Anderson and Jan Smithers are still around

WKRP's director "Andy Travis" is still around too: actor Gary Sandy is going strong today. As is Richard Sanders, the man behind "Les Nessman" and the classic turkey drop scene. Then there is "Venus Flytrap" actor Tim Reid, who is also in his late 70s now.

40 years later: Three WKRP actors have died

Sadly, several WKRP In Cincinnati stars have also passed away. The show's eldest cast member was Gordon Jump. The "Big Guy" actor was the first from the show to pass in 2003.

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For a long time, all the other stars were still with us, but Frank Bonner ("Herb Tarlek") died in 2021, and the great Howard Hesseman ("DJ Johnny Fever") followed in 2022. May they rest in peace.

WKRP In Cincinnati is still remembered fondly by fans today, and the fallen stars won't soon be forgotten. You can go through the years with the WKRP cast here.