Veteran TV and movie actor James Garner has died at the age of 86. Known to older audiences as Bret Maverick in the Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the Rockford Files, James Garner had a career that spanned almost sixty years.

In more recent years, Garner enjoyed more success as a film actor, starring alongside Clint Eastwood in Space Cowboys and Ryan Gosling's older self in weepy drama The Notebook.

Garner also starred in 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenager Daughter, playing the role of Katey Sagal's father.

Garner is survived by his wife of 58 years, and his two daughters.



via Variety