actor Louis Zorich dies
Tony Award nominated actor Louis Zorich, who played a grumpy Greek diner owner in Muppets Take Manhattan and the father of Paul Reiser character on the NBC sitcom About You, has died. He was 93.
Jonathan Mason, a representative at the Buchwald talent agent said Zorich died Tuesday at his home in New York.
Zorich made his Broadway debut in in 1960 and his credits include Odd Couple, the 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim the 1993 revival of Loves Me and Rainey Black Bottom in 2003. He earned a Tony nomination for VII in 1969.
But he was perhaps best known as sporting goods salesman Burt Buchman on About You from 1992 1999. me, Burt! Burt Buchman your father! he was known to trumpet when he entered the home of his son, played by Reiser.
me when I say there has never been a more joyful and delicious human being to see every morning when you show up for work, Reiser said in a tweet. had the heartiest laugh and the biggest heart. I will miss him dearly. also had a memorable turn as Greek restaurateur Pete in Muppets Take Manhattan, giving a confused Kermit the frog this memorable advice: is peoples. film roles included on the Roof opposite Topol, of Hope, the King and as a millionaire in Rotten Scoundrels with Steve Martin.
He is survived by his wife, the Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis; his children, Christina, Peter and Stefan; and grandchildren, Isabella, Sofia, Luka and Erlinda.