Seinfeld Boss Ian Abercrombie Dies at 77

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.