Veteran US actor Richard Herd, best known for Seinfeld, V and Star Trek franchises, has died aged 87.
Herd died of cancer-related causes on Tuesday morning at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family.
He appeared in 11 episodes of Seinfeld as Mr. Wilhem, George Costanza’s demanding boss at the New York Yankees.
Herd, who bore a striking resemblance to actor Karl Malden, was a prolific performer. He had a roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Renegades, The O.C. NYPD Blue, ER, T.J. Hooker, seaQuest 2032, Cold Case, Everwood, , Desperate Housewives, The Golden Girls, Rizzoli & Isles, Shameless, Hawaii Five-O, Starksy & Hutch, and Dallas among numerous other series.
Herd’s extensive film credits include roles in Get Out, The China Syndrome, F.I.S.T., The Onion Field, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Private Benjamin, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and All the President’s Men.
Herd was an active member of the US Screen Actors Guild and served as their third national vice president.