Jack Kehler, a prolific character actor, died Saturday from issues as a result of leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart in Los Angeles, California. He was 75 years previous.
Kehler’s dying was confirmed by his son, Eddie Kehler.
Born Might 22, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kehler set his profession off in performing at the age of 24 by starting to work in theatre. In 1982, Kehler fell in with Sanford Meisner and Wynn Handman, starting his tenure as a lifelong member of the Actors Studio.
Quickly after, Kehler relocated to Los Angeles the place he started to accrue supporting roles in movie and tv. His first display screen credit score got here in 1983 with Michael Laughlin’s sci-fi launch Unusual Invaders, starring Paul Le Mat and Nancy Allen. Kehler is credited as a fuel station attendant in the movie.
Kehler spent the the rest of the Eighties primarily working in tv, making appearances on Hill Avenue Blues, Fresno, Cagney & Lacey and St. Elsewhere. In the ’90s, he grew to become a vibrant presence in motion movies, together with The Final Boy Scout, Wyatt Earp and Waterworld. Kehler additionally discovered himself in the highlight of cult movie for his position as the landlord to Jeff Bridges’ the Dude in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 crime comedy The Big Lebowski.
Kehler continued working late into his life, with a recurring position on The Man in the High Castle and visitor appearances throughout numerous tv sequence. His most up-to-date credit score is as a landlord in the Disney+ sequence Love, Victor. He’ll star in the crime film The Platinum Loop, which is at the moment in post-production.
Past display screen performing, Kehler additionally produced a dwell one-man present that includes himself.
Kehler is survived by his spouse, Shawn Casey; his son, Eddie Kehler; his daughter-in-law, Mari-Anne; and his grandson, Liam.
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