‘Seinfeld’ actor Richard Herd dead at 87

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Veteran actor Richard Herd, who played Mr. Wilhelm on the television sitcom “Seinfeld," died Tuesday at this Los Angeles home, Variety reported. He was 87.

The cause of death was cancer-related, Herd’s wife, actress Patricia Crowder Herd, told The Hollywood Reporter.

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On “Seinfeld,” Herd played Mr. Wilhelm, the New York Yankees executive who was the boss of George Costanza (Jason Alexander), was who the team’s assistant to the traveling secretary.

Herd was the second “Seinfeld” character actor to die this month. Comedian Jerry Stiller, who played Costanza’s father on the show, died May 11. Stiller was 92.

Some of Herd’s movie credits include roles in “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 also starred as the Klingon L’Kor onStar Trek: The Next Generation,” and Admiral Owen Paris on “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Renegades.”

Actor Richard Herd, who played Mr. Wilhelm in the television sitcom "Seinfeld," died May 26. He was 87.
Actor Richard Herd, who played Mr. Wilhelm in the television sitcom "Seinfeld," died May 26. He was 87. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)