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  • Richard James "Rick" Biggs II was an American television and stage actor, best known for his roles on the television series Days of our Lives and Babylon 5. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Biggs attended the University of Southern California on scholarship, studying theatre. He briefly taught at a Los Angeles high school before landing his first major television role, that of Dr. Marcus Hunter on the soap opera Days of our Lives. Biggs was diagnosed with hearing problems when he was 13, and was partially deaf in one ear, completely deaf in the other. He frequently used his celebrity status to raise money for the Aliso Academy, a private school in Rancho Santa Margarita, California that serves deaf children. He was married to Lori Gebers from August 1, 1998 until Biggs' death in 2004. They had two children, Richard James III and Hunter Lee. Biggs died in his home in Los Angeles of complications stemming from aortic dissection on May 22, 2004.

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