(CNN)Richard Roat, an histrion who amassed an awesome database of credits appearing successful dozens of iconic tv shows from the aboriginal '60s to the mid-2000s, died earlier this month, according to an obituary from his household published successful the Los Angeles Times. He was 89.
Roat was good known for his regular relation connected the daytime soap opera "The Doctors," playing Dr. Jerry Chandler. After that project, helium went connected to accordant enactment arsenic a quality actor, with a assemblage of credits that spanned 5 decades of television, from "Hawaii Five-O" and "Columbo" successful the 70s to "Cold Case" and "24" successful the mid-aughts.
He besides appeared successful episodes of beloved sitcoms similar "Friends" (as Ross's workfellow successful "The One Where Ross Dates a Student") and "Seinfeld" (as a doc successful "The Package").
According to his obituary, Roat had "over 135 acting roles connected television, film, and connected Broadway." He besides had "a palmy signifier arsenic an amusement taxation preparer for implicit 50 years," the memorial said.
Roat is survived by his woman of much than 40 years, Kathy.