86-year-old Oscar-nominated actor and longtime voiceover artist George Coe has died.
For more than half a century, Coe worked in the stage, motion picture, and television. Born in Queens, New York, Coe started his career in theater, appearing in 1957 opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of Mame. He went on to to appear in motion pictures like Kramer Vs. Kramer, and in 1968 was nominated for a Best Live-Action Short Film Oscar for “The Dove,” a satire of Ingmar Bergman films, which he both starred in and co-directed.
Coe made many television appearances over the years, including TV shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bones, The King of Queens, Nip-Tuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, and The West Wing. Most notably however is as an original member of Saturday Night Live, credited as a cast member for the first show in October 1975. He also voiced the Autobot Wheeljack in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
Recently, Coe had enjoyed a revival of attention by voicing the long-suffering butler Woodhouse on FX’s hit animated show Archer.
Coe was quite the talent and will be missed on both the big and small screens. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.