Actor Kirk Cameron and other members of the Growing Pains cast are reaching out and praying for their old friend and co-star, actor Andrew Koenig. Koenig was reported missing last week in Vancouver, Canada. Cameron and Koenig starred together in the 1980’s hit series Growing Pains, playing best friends Mike Seaver and Richard “Boner ” Stabone.
Koenig’s family has reported that the 41 year old actor had been depressed lately and there has been no sight of him since Valentine’s Day, when he was scheduled to board a flight back home to Los Angeles.
According to People Magazine, Cameron said in a statement, “I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return. Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me.”
Cameron continued with, “Mike and Boner could always work things out when they put their minds to it. I’m praying for you, pal. Hope to hear from you soon.”
In a statement to Radar Online Cameron said, “I am very concerned to hear of the disappearance of my old friend Andrew Koenig….Although I have not had contact with him for many years, I can remember many of the fun times we had on the set of Growing Pains. I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return.”
Actor Alan Thicke, who played dad Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, said, “I have not seen Andrew for years and have no inside info or insight on his disappearance…only best wishes for him…”
And Growing Pains co-star Jeremy Miller expressed sadness over Koenig’s disappearance, telling Radar Online, “….my family and I are hoping for a positive outcome of this situation.”
Koenig is the son of actor Walter Koenig (Star Trek). On Walter Koenig’s official website, it states that “Andrew was suffering from clinical depression at the time of his disappearance”. According to the site, family members are also concerned over the fact that Koenig gave away possessions before his trip to Vancouver and turned down a job, telling a friend he wasn’t going to work anymore.
Koenig was last known to be in Vancouver after staying with a friend, burlesque dancer Jenny Magenta. According to Walter Koenig’s website, his son was later spotted at a bakery in Vancouver, but has not been seen since February 14th.