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Jack Blessing, Baltimore-born actor, dies

Jack Blessing, Baltimore-born actor, dies

Jack Blessing was a Baltimore-born actor who developed a career that included appearances in films and television shows such as “Moonlighting,” “M*A*S*H” and “The X Files.”

Mr. Blessing, a 1969 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 14 at his Chatsworth, Calif., home at age 66.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville, he was the son of George Blessing and Marjorie McLean.

After graduation from Calvert Hall, he obtained a degree at Frostburg State University. He served in the Army from 1972 to 1975, assigned to the the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., and to Augsburg, Germany.

He later took courses at Harvard...