The stuntman passed away at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday (15Nov09), aged 69. His cause of death was unknown as WENN went to press.
Cole found fame on 1966 series Felony Squad before enjoying a stint on soap opera The Young and the Restless in 1981.
He guest starred on shows including Police Story and Charlie's Angels, where he met his second wife, Smith.
They married in 1978 but divorced just three years later.
Cole's son, Joe, from his first marriage was murdered during a home robbery in 1991 and the case was never solved.
He is survived by his brother Richard.