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Actor Who Played "Boner" on 'Growing Pains' Is Missing

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 21st 2010 1:30PM
Andrew KoenigLike a lot of people nowadays, I seem to hear all of my breaking news reports on Twitter, and that's how I found out that actor and activist Josh Andrew Koenig is missing. If the name doesn't ring a bell, he's the son of actor Walter Koenig ('Star Trek') and played Boner on the 80s sitcom 'Growing Pains.'

Koenig was last seen in Vancouver last week. He was supposed to fly back home on February 16 but did not board the flight and no one has heard from him since. Those familiar with the writing of Harlan Ellison know that the story "Jeffty is Five" was inspired by Koenig.

Koenig has been a political activist for quite some time and is also a camera operator on Never Not Funny. Several celebrities, including VH-1's Doug Benson, Jimmy Pardo (Koenig's brother-in-law), Sarah Silverman, Alyssa Milano, and 'How I Met Your Mother' star Alyson Hannigan have been tweeting about his disappearance and a Facebook page has been started. If you have any information about Koenig at all, please contact the Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-2534.

Update: Koenig's parents tell TMZ that he was suffering from depression and that the last time they heard from him was on February 9.

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John F.C. Taylor

Remember how he left Growing Pains? Joined the United States Marine Corps. Hope his depression has led him to just go off by himself for a few days and not into something more serious.

February 21 2010 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
allaedeen

watsh

February 21 2010 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Zach

I loved Growing Pains as a kid and wished they'd release the other seasons on DVD. Hope "Boner" comes out alright from where ever he is.

February 21 2010 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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