Alex Cord

American actor (1933-2021)

Alex Cord (born Alexander Viespi Jr.; May 3, 1933 – August 9, 2021) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Michael Coldsmith Briggs III on Airwolf.[1] He was born in Floral Park, New York. His career lasted from 1961 until 2009.

Alex Cord
Cord on the set of The Paddlefish: An American Treasure in 1993
Alexander Viespi Jr.

(1933-05-03)May 3, 1933
DiedAugust 9, 2021(2021-08-09) (aged 88)
Alma materNew York University
American Shakespeare Theatre
Years active1961–2009
(m. 1968; div. 1989)

Susannah Moller Cord
(m. 2002; div. 2017)
Awards1966 Golden Laurel, nominee for New Faces
2001 Golden Boot Award, winner

Cord died on August 9, 2021 in Valley View, Texas at the age of 88.[2]


  1. "A NEW FILM ACTOR Alex Cord Gets 'Synanon' Lead After Life of Labor". The New York Times. September 18, 1964. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  2. Pedersen, Erik (August 10, 2021). "Alex Cord Dies: 'Airwolf' Regular & Prolific Character Actor Was 88". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2021.

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