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‘Growing Pains’ Actor Reported Missing in Vancouver

Police and the family of former “Growing Pains” actor Andrew Koenig are asking for help in locating him.

Andrew Koenig

Andrew Koenig

If you grew up watching “Growing Pains” in the 1980s, you’ll likely remember Koenig as Richard “Boner” Stabone, the sidekick to star Kirk Cameron’s character, Mike Seaver.  Koenig, who is now 41, has recently been working as a producer, director, and editor, according to IMDB.com.

And now, Andrew Koenig has been reported missing by his family.

Koenig was visiting friends in West Vancouver when he disappeared, according to police. He was scheduled to return home to California on February 16, and police were notified two days later when he didn’t arrive.

Koenig’s parents told TMZ.com that their son was “suffering from depression” and was “not doing good” prior to his disappearance. Judy and Walter Koenig, who played Chekov on the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, said they last heard from their son on February 9. They believe his cell phone is turned off and that he was last seen at a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver, according to reports.

Walter Koenig said he received a troubling note from Andrew Koenig, postmarked February 15. Andrew has not been seen since Valentine’s Day, according to reports.

“He sounded despondent,” Walter Koenig said of the note. “Nobody has seen this [note] but my wife and I.”

Lance Miccio, a producer and director who has worked with Andrew Koenig in the past, told ABC News that Koenig recently turned down an opportunity to collaborate, saying he didn’t want to work anymore.

“Andrew has recently been despondent, and his family and friends are concerned for his well-being,” police said in a statement released Sunday. “He is white, 5’5″ tall, 135 lbs., with long, brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.” “Andrew, who once lived in Vancouver, liked walking in Stanley Park,” the statement read. “Anyone who sees Andrew or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.”

Anyone with information can also contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-2534.

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