The actor whose career spiked after playing Elaine’s boss Mr. Pitt on Seinfeld, has died at the age of 77 after complications with kidney failure and a lymphoma diagnosis.

Abercrombie acknowledged the seven appearances on Seinfeld changed his life in a 1998 CNN interview. He said, “I mean, I have been around as an actor for 40-odd years, and this show knocked me out of the ballpark.”

Abercrombie  also appeared in Army of Darkness, Wild Wild West and The Lost World: Jurassic Park and did voice-overs in animated film Rango,  animated series Star Wars: the Clone Wars and Green Lantern: The Animate Series.

He is survived by his brothers Douglas, Donald and Alex.

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