Companions and Seinfeld Actor Richard Roth Dies at 89
Richard Roth, an actor who amassed an impressive list of appearances on dozens of iconic television shows from the early 1960s to the mid-2000s, kicked the bucket recently, as per an eulogy from his family distributed in the Los Angeles Times. He was 89.
Routh was well known for his regular role on the daytime soap opera Doctors, playing Dr. Jerry Chandler. After that project, he continued to work consistently as a character actor, with an array of credits spanning five decades of television, from Hawaii Five-O and Columbo in the ’70s to Cold Case and 24 in the middle.
He has additionally showed up in episodes of adored sitcoms like Friends (as Ross’ partner in”The One Where Ross Dates a Coed”) and Seinfeld (as the doctor in “The Package”).
According to his obituary, Routh performed “more than 135 roles in television, film and Broadway.” He likewise had a “fruitful practice as a diversion charge preparer for more than 50 years,” the commemoration said.
Roath is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Kathy.