Ian Abercrombie, best recognized for playing Elaine Benes’ boss on Seinfeld, passed away from a fatal heart attack at the age of 77 in Hollywood. Hearing the news of his death, fans took to Twitter to remember the Seinfeld actor, including Amanda Lebow: “Mr. Pit!!!!! Another goodie gone:(”. Skooch Banachek tweeted that “aw Ian Abercrombie died (Mr. Pitt from Seinfeld); remember the character actors people!” or “Mr. Pitt died!? I will eat a Snickers bar with a knife & fork today in your honor. Good night, #IanAbercrombie, thanks for the laughs”, tweeted Mark Lutz.
The actor’s film credits include Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006), Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (2005), Puppet Master III (1991), Young Frankenstein (1974), The Molly Maguires (1970), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969), and Von Ryan’s Express (1965). He also worked on numerous shows including L.A. Law, Dynasty, Murphy Brown, and Desperate Housewives. He guest-starred in numerous television series including Wizards of Waverly Place, The Nanny, Babylon 5, and Airwolf. He was heard, on the radio, in some productions of the Hollywood Theater of the Ear”.
Ian Abercrombie, bringing to life one of TV's most persnickety bosses as "Seinfeld's" Mr. Pitt, died of a fatal heart attack in Hollywood.
He had reportedly finished lending his voice to the animated series Green Lantern for the Cartoon Network. He completed his work just before his death.
The actor also voiced Ambrose in 2011's Oscar-nominated Rango. Besides, he lent his voice to "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Birds of Prey" and Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place."
Ian Abercrombie is well-known for his role on "Seinfeld" as Elaine's boss.
Abercrombie received numerous awards for his work in Sweet Prince, A Doll's House, and The Arcata Promise. Jean Cocteau - A Mirror Image brought him acclamation.
Abercrombie co-founded BAFTA-LA and he was also a board member for the Actors Fund of Americ.
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