Veteran actor Richard Herd dies at 87

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:34 pm    Post subject: Veteran actor Richard Herd dies at 87

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Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87


Veteran character actor Richard Herd, best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm on “Seinfeld,” died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer. He was 87.

The Boston native broke into show business as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1970’s “Hercules in New York.” Herd was cast as a replacement for Richard Long for the part of Watergate burglar James McCord in Alan J. Pakula’s “All the President’s Men.”


Herd’s big-screen credits included “The China Syndrome” (1979) “F.I.S.T.” (1979), “The Onion Field” (1979), “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987) and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” (1997). He portrayed Supreme Commander John in the 1983 NBC miniseries “V” and its sequel; the Klingon L’Kor on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”; Admiral William Noyce on “seaQuest 2032”; and Admiral Owen Paris on “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Renegades.”

Herd made 11 appearances on “Seinfeld” as Mr. Wilhelm, the inept New York Yankees exec who supervised George Costanza (Jason Alexander) after he landed a job as an assistant to the traveling secretary.

“He was always doing things that never got done and always going over to Mr. Steinbrenner and apologizing to him,” Herd said of Wilhelm in a 2016 interview.

He was also active in the Screen Actors Guild and served as the 3rd national vice president.

Herd is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Crowder Herd. Survivors also include his daughter Erica, son Rick and stepdaughter Alicia.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:36 pm    Post subject:

May he RIP. It was always a pleasure to see him pop up on screen.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 3:43 pm    Post subject:

Who would have thought that Richard Herd would get a thread on here before Jerry Sloan! Nonetheless, yes, may he RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Who would have thought that Richard Herd would get a thread on here before Jerry Sloan! Nonetheless, yes, may he RIP.

Sloan got his obit on the sports side, no?
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:51 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Who would have thought that Richard Herd would get a thread on here before Jerry Sloan! Nonetheless, yes, may he RIP.


http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=189649
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:05 pm    Post subject:

One of those great and prolific character actors you'd always be happy to see pop up on screen in all the various projects he did for decades.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
One of those great and prolific character actors you'd always be happy to see pop up on screen in all the various projects he did for decades.

RIP.


And he just had one of those pleasant faces you like upon sight.
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Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
One of those great and prolific character actors you'd always be happy to see pop up on screen in all the various projects he did for decades.

RIP.


And he just had one of those pleasant faces you like upon sight.


"Hey! It's that guy!"
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Who would have thought that Richard Herd would get a thread on here before Jerry Sloan! Nonetheless, yes, may he RIP.


http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=189649


Ah, thank you. I don't know how I missed that. What would've been really scary is if I had actually posted in that thread!
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:09 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
ChickenStu wrote:
Who would have thought that Richard Herd would get a thread on here before Jerry Sloan! Nonetheless, yes, may he RIP.


http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=189649


Ah, thank you. I don't know how I missed that. What would've been really scary is if I had actually posted in that thread!


Only if you posted about Richard Herd.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:05 pm    Post subject:

RIP ...Loved him on Seinfeld...!
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