Viewers should remember David Schramm as Roy Biggins, the portly and bigoted owner of Aeromass, the rival airline to Joe’s Sandpiper Air. Throughout the series, Roy does his hardest to buy out Joe, all the while pulling scams left and right and managing to insult all of his co-workers.
Following “Wings,” Schramm opted to return to theatre instead of doing further television work. In fact, his only television credit after “Wings” was voicing Bellerophon in an episode of Disney’s animated “Hercules” series in 1998. He appeared in a number of theatrical productions, including “The Beard of Avon,” “Candida,” “Waiting for Godot,” “The Seafarer,” “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” and much more. His final performance credit was Harrison Marlowe in “Enter Laughing the Musical” with the York Theatre Company in 2019.
Unfortunately, Schramm died last March after suffering a heart attack. His “Wings” co-stars paid tribute to their friend. Tim Daly knew “Schrammy,” as he lovingly called him, as “a funny, reliable, charming comic actor” (via USA Today).