Richard Roat, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends’ Actor, Dies at 89

Richard Roat, a character actor whose career spanned five decades and included roles in “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and “Dallas,” has died. He was 89.

Roat died on Aug. 5 in Orange County, Calif., his wife, Kathy Roat, confirmed to Variety.

Roat’s career took off with the early ’60s soap opera “The Doctors,” on which he appeared in 172 episodes as Dr. Jerry Chandler.

Roat then went on to appear in “Hawaii Five-O,” “Cheers,” “Happy Days,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls,” “The F.B.I.,” “Westworld,” “Kojak,” “St. Elsewhere” and dozens more television programs.

Born in Connecticut in 1933, Roat performed on Broadway and at The Public Theatre in Central Park, The Huntington Hartford Theatre in Los Angeles and the Pasadena Playhouse.

Born in Connecticut in 1933, Roat performed on Broadway and at The Public Theatre in Central Park, The Huntington Hartford Theatre in Los Angeles and the Pasadena Playhouse.

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Born in Connecticut in 1933, Roat performed on Broadway and at The Public Theatre in Central Park, The Huntington Hartford Theatre in Los Angeles and the Pasadena Playhouse.