Sad News: “Good Times” Actor Ben Powers (“Keith”) Passes Away At 64

Posted On : April 16, 2015

keith and thelma2

guest starred in 80’s TV dramas and sitcom shows, so for those who don’t know, here’s a quick rundown of his work: He’s guest starred on shows such as Gimme a Break, Flamingo Road, The Greatest American Hero,The New Odd Couple and Laverne & Shirley.

He also was on the detective drama show, Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, from 1984-85, right up until the the time that the star of the show, Stacy Keach, was arrested in London for cocaine smuggling which ultimately caused the show to get canceled, while Keach served time in England. Powers starred in a few films like Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie, Things Are Tough All Over, The Man Who Loved Womenleft, and he had smaller roles in some made for TV movies also, but he ended up leaving the acting world altogether at the end of 1985.

“Good Times” ‘wedding’ portrait

One of the most memorable scenes from Good Times is…wait for it….you know it: The infamous “wedding” episode when Ben’s character, “Keith” married “Thelma.” Is it just me, or did it feel like you were watching one of…