I remember first seeing him in an old, zany comedy, “Rhoda,” playing the father of Rhoda Morgenstern; as a character in “The Love Boat”; in “Lois and Clark”; in the ever-popular “Cold Case”; and more recently in “Nip and Tuck.”
A multi-talented, “natural” actor, he exuded charm and strength of character. I have no doubt that these qualities were not just called for in his scripts. They were also accurate reflections of the inner man.
Let’s face it, some actors are fabulous because they have taken on great roles and have outstanding directors. They are also great because, in large measure, they are acting out a part of themselves.Dying of prostate cancer is a painful, troubling way to go. May he rest in peace.