‘Grease’ actor Eddie Deezen committed in Maryland

Actor Eddie Deezen was found unfit to stand trial because of a mental disorder.

The actor, who played the geeky Eugene Felsnic in the musical films Grease and Eddie in the 1980s sitcom Punky Brewster, was also in for treatment, according to Allegany County Circuit Court records reviewed Monday by The In the Maryland Department of Health moved times.

The 65-year-old Cumberland, Md. resident is considered a danger to himself and others and will remain under the custody of the Department of Health until the court believes he no longer poses a threat, TMZ reported, citing an Aug. 4 filing disposition of obligation. The nature of the fault was not specified.

Deezen officials, including his defense attorney Jessica Lynne Colwell, did not immediately respond to The Times requests for comment Monday.

The prolific voice actor, who has had notable roles on the animated films Dexter’s Laboratory and Kim Possible, was arrested in April and charged with breaking into a private nursing home in Allegany County, MD. Police said Deezen left items and notes there at the residence. He had also previously been accused of breaking into his neighbors’ vehicles.

In September, the “WarGames” actor was arrested after he allegedly became disordered, resisted arrest and threw plates, bowls and food at sheriff’s deputies in response to a disturbance at a restaurant in LaVale, Maryland, reported NBC News.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-08-08/eddie-deezen-unable-to-stand-trial-mental-disorder-maryland ‘Grease’ actor Eddie Deezen committed in Maryland

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