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Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Star Trek’ actor, dies at age 87

“Seinfeld” actor Richard Herd has died at age 87.

A rep for Herd informed The Wrap that the veteran character actor died of cancer-related causes, surrounded by his household at dwelling in Los Angeles.

Herd appeared in 11 episodes of “Seinfeld,” taking part in Mr. Wilhelm — George Costanza’s (Jason Alexander) boss, whereas George labored for the New York Yankees. Herd acted alongside the present’s caricature of George Steinbrenner, who was then the proprietor of the baseball group, voiced by the present’s co-creator Larry David.

Richard Herd in 1989's "Gleaming the Cube."
Richard Herd in 1989’s “Gleaming the Dice.”20th Century Fox/Everett Assortment

In response to the Hollywood Reporter, the Boston-born Herd as soon as described his “Seinfeld” audition, by saying, “It was simple. It was enjoyable. It was very inviting. And as I left, I circled and stated, ‘Look, I’ve to let you know this. I hope it doesn’t make a distinction, however I’m a Crimson Sox fan.’ And so they all threw their scripts at me. The subsequent day they stated, ‘Come on out and play with us.’ ”

Along with “Seinfeld,” Herd was recognized for “All of the President’s Males” (he performed James W. McCord Jr.), Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” the unique 1983 “V” miniseries, in addition to its 1984 sequel, and taking part in Captain Sheridan (William Shatner’s boss) on cop drama “T.J. Hooker.”

He additionally appeared on a number of totally different “Star Trek” collection, together with “Star Trek: The Subsequent Era,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Renegades,” and made his imprint on TV with one-off appearances on a variety of traditional reveals, together with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The O.C.” and “NYPD Blue.”

He’s survived by his spouse of 40 years, Patricia Crowder Herd, in addition to his son, daughter and stepdaughter.

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