Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley
was an American actor who was best known for his roles as Howard Cunningham on the ABC
sitcom Happy Days
, as the titular character on the NBC
/ABC crime drama mystery series Father Dowling Mysteries
from 1989 to 1991
, and as the forest gnome David from The World of David the Gnome
For Disney, Bosley voiced Santa Paws in the 2009 Disney live-action film, Santa Buddies and played Spinner in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. He also originated the role of Maurice in the musical production of Beauty and the Beast.
He died 18 days after his 83rd birthday.