Dude! I remember him! Chiefly because he was a cop, and had to do cop things, even though halfway through being a cop he [the actor] broke his ankle and was on crutches. So the poor cop was crutching through the snow looking for an abandoned mineshaft into which his beloved had somehow fallen or been secreted, and I remember thinking "You know, I think this script could have made more sense."
(On the same show, some villain doctor threw out his shoulder, and had to wear the kind of brace that looks like a cross between a girdle and a strait-jacket, so his arm was immobile, for weeks. He had to do all his villainy one-handed! It was hilarious villainy.)
QWP; context excels at spotting That Guy.