The Squeegee is Silent: RIP Dave Madden

It is with a heavy heart that we must tell you readers that the beloved actor who played Bernard Walton has passed away. Dave Madden died today at the age of 82. For many, he was the grumpy but lovable band manager on The Partridge Family. But for us AIO fans, he will always be remembered as Odyssey's resident curmudgeon window washer.

Dave acted in nearly 100 episodes of Odyssey and performed at some of the live shows. Besides Bernard, he played many others such as Metal Guy from The Great Wishy Woz and Eric Von Warberg in An Act of Nobility.

We can all remember the joy and humor he brought us from his many years of acting as we grieve the passing of one of our Odyssey family. Our prayers are with the Madden family at this time.

The squeegee is silent.  

Austin Peachey

Austin Peachey is a die-hard reader and audio drama fan. He's run the Adventures in Odyssey Blog for over 8 years and has produced a few audio dramas of his own. He's also worked on the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to Odyssey and can be heard on Phil Lollar's Iliad House.


  1. What sad news. Bernard was always one of my favorites. Great personality and sense of humor, and I'm sure he was an amazing person in the real word as well.
    Prayers definitely with Dave's family!!

  2. Dave was an amazing actor and gentleman. His character and he will be missed tremendously.

  3. Bernard was my favorite character! I loved his personality and he was always saying funny things. He made the show in many episodes. My heart is sad at his passing. My family will miss him very much!

  4. Rest on our brother. See you on the other side.


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