Character actor, born in Oklahoma, his most visible role was that of Chief Petty Officer Manilow Crocker on the first season of the television series sea Quest DSV. Applegate portrayed Deputy Crawford in Stir Crazy (1985); in his career worked in many films and series Tv: Splash (1984), Gettysburg (1993), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), Where Art Thou? (2000), Gods and Generals (2003), Seabiscuit (2003) Intolerable Cruelty (2003) and many others; Royce passed away on New Year’s Day 2003, in his Hollywood Hills home in a fire just one week after his 63rd birthday.