Richard Roat

Richard Roat, Star Of Seinfeld, Friends And Cheers, Dies Aged 89

Veteran actor, Richard Roat of Seinfeld fame has passed on at the age of 89.

The actor was a regular in well-known US comedies thanks to his roles in some of the most well-known sitcoms of the 20th century. Roat appeared in scores of well-known shows over the years, including Dallas, Seinfeld, Friends, and Happy Days.

Richard Roat
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Roat passed away on August 5 in Orange County, California, where he frequently resided; the family has not provided any other details.

The actor was well-known for playing little parts in almost every significant 20th-century sitcom; in Friends, he played the worried coworker who revealed Ross’s relationship with college student Elizabeth.

In Cheers, he played Mr. Hechte, Norm’s boss, while in Seinfeld he played a doctor who labeled Elaine as a “difficult patient,” which was an understatement. Roat, who was born in Connecticut in 1933, began his acting career in the 1960s. He held roles in Hill Street Blues, Dynasty and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.