Kevin Curran, the main voice of Buck The Dog in Married With Children, has died at the age of 59.
Curran also appeared onscreen as Buck’s human form in the season 6 episode 19 show called Psychic Avengers. He was also a writer for not only for Married With Children but also The Simpsons and Late Night With David Letterman.
One of Curran’s accomplishments was writing Letterman’s first-ever Top Ten list, which then became a hallmark feature on the show. The list was the top ten words that almost rhyme with peas.
Simpsons writer and executive producer John Frink said: “I worked beside Kevin for many years on The Simpsons. Through those many years, I have only known three people that I have considered unique voices in that yellow landscape: legends George Meyer and John Swartzwelder, and Kevin Curran. He will forever be remembered for his absolutely odd and effortless additions to this long-running show.
“I took extreme pleasure in witnessing others, new to this writer, stare at him bewildered, bemused, sometimes frightened, and most times completely blown away by his brilliance. He wasn’t ‘on’ all the time, but when he was, he left all of us wishing we had his ability to conjure up lines that had never before been heard of on this earth and lines that will forever be quoted.”
Simpsons showrunner and executive producer Mike Scully said: “Kevin was working on a new Simpsons script until shortly before his death and it’s very funny. Despite his weakened condition, it was very important to him to leave one last episode that his daughter and son can enjoy on TV a year from now. Instead of lying in bed watching the Dodgers get eliminated or yelling at Trump, he was hunched over a computer, working right to the end to make his kids laugh and provide for them. What more can a dad do?”
Curran died of complications from cancer.