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J. Haran, an actor and member of the Sacred Fools Theater Company of Hollywood, died Sept. 28 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 38.

Born John Joseph Haran Jr., he was a native of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and a graduate of the U. of Connecticut. He studied at New York’s Circle in the Square and acted in a half-dozen Off Broadway productions.

Haran came to Los Angeles and appeared in TV and independent films.

At the Sacred Fools Theater Company, he found an artistic home, with roles in productions of Shakespeare’s “Timon of Athens,” Chekov’s “The Harmfulness of Tobacco,” and as the hero in the company’s ongoing comedy production “Crime Scene.” He was also active in the recent renovation of the theater itself.

Haran is survived by his fiancee, Susan Estes, his mother, stepfather, sister, stepbrothers and four nieces.

The family suggests donations in Haran’s name to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center or to Sacred Fools Theater Company.