Actor Bob Hover dies at 79

Former boxer played Dr. Russ Matthews on 'Another World'

Actor Bob Hover, who appeared on shows including “Another World,” died Feb. 15 in Warren, R.I.

He was 79.

A boxer in the Marine Corps, he modeled and was a champion body builder before turning to acting. Hover appeared in many films, television shows, soap operas and commercials during his long career. He was best known for his portrayal of Dr. Russ Matthews on “Another World” in the 1970s.

He later taught acting at John Robert Powers for many years.

He is survived by his two sons, a daughter and five grandsons.

Donations may be made in his name to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island

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  1. frank lavigna says:

    Bob and I were at one time very close friends as we were in the Marine Corps at the same time and High School graduates; Hitch- Hiked to Florida while seniors during Spring Break etc. Wished I could have known sooner regarding his passing away. May God Bless His Soul and Rest in Heavenly Peace

  2. Fran says:

    Bob was my acting coach at John Robert Powers back in 1998-1999. He was a wonderful, kind, talented man. I’m very sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

  3. ed says:

    I knew Bob when he was a mailman in Ramsey NJ

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