Beloved ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Star Trek’ Actor Richard Herd has passed away at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer. As The Daily Caller reports:
The “Seinfeld” actor died from cancer-related causes, according to a report published Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 26, 2020
Herd starred in 11 episodes of “Seinfeld” as the character Mr. Wilhelm, George Constanza’s boss at the New York Yankees.
Herd once said he was surprised he was cast on the sitcom because of something he said during his 1995 audition, THR reported.
“It was easy,” Herd said. “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 was also well-known as a movie actor, and appeared in ‘Star Trek.”
Iconic character actor Richard Herd died on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the age of 87. He’s best known for his recurring role on Seinfeld as George’s boss Mr. Willhelm, and for his enduring work in Star Trek where he played among other roles, Admiral Owen Paris. pic.twitter.com/MskPlgLvIo
— GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT (@GFRobot) May 26, 2020