“Seinfeld” actor Richard Herd has died at age 87.
A rep for Herd informed The Wrap that veteran character actor died of cancer-related causes, surrounded by his household at house in Los Angeles.
Herd appeared in 11 episodes of the hit collection as Mr. Wilhelm — George Costanza’s (Jason Alexander) boss in recurring seasons, whereas George labored for the Yankees. He acted reverse the present’s caricature of George Steinbrenner, the previous Yankee’s proprietor voiced by the present’s co-creator Larry David.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Boston-born Herd has stated about his “Seinfeld” audition, “It was easy. It was fun. It was very inviting. And as I left, I turned around and said, ‘Look, I have to tell you this. I hope it doesn’t make a difference, but I’m a Red Sox fan.’ And they all threw their scripts at me. The next day they said, ‘Come on out and play with us.’ ”
In addition to “Seinfeld,” Herd can be recognized for “All the President’s Men” (he performed James W. McCord, Jr), Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” the unique 1983 “V” miniseries in addition to its 1984 sequel and he performed Captain Sheridan (William Shatner’s boss) on cop drama T.J. Hooker.
He additionally appeared on a number of completely different “Star Trek” collection, together with “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Star Trek: Renegades,” and he made his imprint on TV with one-off appearances on a variety of basic 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, and his son, daughter, and stepdaughter.