The parents of missing Growing Pains actor Andrew Koenig are heading to Vancouver, British Columbia to search for their missing son, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Andrew “is a funny, caring, gifted and passionate multi-talented young man,” his father Walter (who played Chekov on Star Trek) wrote of his son on his Web site in an appeal to the public to keep an eye out for him.
Andrew is suffering from depression, according to his father, who said the last time he had heard from Andrew by phone was on February 9.
The last place the actor, 41, was spotted was at a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver on February 14, according to his father, who said the actor never boarded his flight back to the states, and hasn’t been heard from since.
Andrew’s cell phone is turned off and the last time it received a text was on February 16 in Vancouver. Walter said he received a letter from Andrew that same day which “caused him to grow concerned about his whereabouts because of its’ despondent tone.”
Andrew appeared in 27 episodes of Growing Pains as the character Boner over five seasons in the late 1980s, but hasn’t found show biz success to the same degree since leaving the popular sitcom. He had a small role in 2008’s InAlienable, and had recently been working as a cameraman for Never Not Funny, a comedy podcast.
The Koenigs are asking anyone with information about Andrew contact Vancouver PD Det. Raymond Payette at 604-717-2534.