Richard Roat, a personality actor whose profession spanned 5 many years and included roles in “Seinfeld,” “Buddies” and “Dallas,” has died. He was 89.
Roat died on Aug. 5 in Orange County, Calif., The Los Angeles Times reported.
Roat’s profession took off with the early ’60s cleaning soap opera “The Docs,” on which he appeared in 172 episodes as Dr. Jerry Chandler. Roat then went on to look in “Hawaii 5-O,” “Cheers,” “Completely happy Days,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Present,” “The Golden Ladies,” “The F.B.I.,” “Westworld,” “Kojak,” “St. Elsewhere” and dozens extra tv packages.
In “Seinfeld,” he acted reverse Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Dr. Berg within the Season 8 episode “The Package deal,” through which he labeled Dreyfus’ character Elaine a “troublesome affected person.” In “Buddies,” he performed Burt, a involved colleague who busted Ross for courting a scholar. Within the ’90s, Roat appeared on sitcoms together with “third Rock From the Solar,” “Ellen,” “seventh Heaven” and “Mad About You.” Towards the tip of his profession, Roat landed roles in “24,” “Medical Investigation” and “Chilly Case.”
Born in Connecticut in 1933, Roat carried out on Broadway and at The Public Theatre in Central Park, The Huntington Hartford Theatre in Los Angeles and the Pasadena Playhouse. Based on his obituary, he liked music and enjoying the violin, and he was a whiskey aficionado. He liked sports activities, too, and rooted for the Los Angeles Lakers and Angels.
When he wasn’t performing, Roat ready taxes for many individuals within the leisure business, operating Richard Roat Associates along with his spouse, Kathy Roat.