Actor Victor French

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 25, 2004

Whatever happened to Victor French, the co-star of Highway to Heaven?

—Charles P., Maine

French, who played Mark Gordon, an ex-cop and the angelic Michael Landon’s earthly sidekick in the family TV drama, died of lung cancer on June 15, 1989, after completing the last episode of the show, which aired from 1984 to 1989. A prize-winning director as well as an actor, French started out in “bad guy” roles in Westerns and also worked with Landon on Little House on the Prairie.