Jack Kehler, a personality actor who had supporting roles in dozens of TV exhibits and movies over 4 a long time together with the Dude’s landlord in The Large Lebowski, has died. He was 75.
Kehler’s son, Eddie Kehler advised Deadline, that his father died Saturday of problems of leukemia at Cedars Sinai Medical Heart in Los Angeles.
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Born on Might 22, 1946, in Philadelphia, the elder Kehler studied with Sanford Meisner and Wynn Handman and was a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. He was a daily on the short-lived ABC journey collection McKenna and in Season 2 of ABC’s Homicide One. He recurred on such exhibits as The Man within the Excessive Fort, mid-2000s ABC sitcom I’m with Her and the star-packed 1986 miniseries Fresno.
He additionally guested on dozens of standard collection starting from Hill Avenue Blues, Hunter, Cagney & Lacey, L.A. Legislation, Newhart and St. Elsewhere within the Nineteen Eighties to ER, 24, NYPD Blue, Angel, Mad Males, Monk, Bones and most not too long ago Love, Victor.
Alongside the way in which, Kehler had dozens of big-screen roles together with Invincible, Pineapple Categorical, Love Liza, Fever Pitch, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Deadly Weapon 4, Waterworld, Wyatt Earp, Forces of Nature, Dudley Do-Proper, The Final Boy Scout, Level Break (1991), I Love You to Demise, Man in Black II and Yr of the Dragon.
To the legion of fanatics of the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult basic The Large Lebowski, Kehler can be remembered as Marty, the Dude’s (Jeff Bridges) stammering landlord, who first turns as much as remind his tenant that “tomorrow’s already the tenth,” whereas noting that he “lastly the venue I wished — I’m performing my dance quintet. You recognize, my cycle?”
After that roughly 30 seconds of display time, the pic revisits the character at stated recital. His dance is an element mime, half ballet, half slapstick and full-on Coens — simply one other instance of the duo’s characters who appeared solely briefly of their motion pictures however eternally in followers’ recollections.
Alongside together with his son Eddie, Kehler is also survived by his spouse, Shawna Casey; daughter-in-law, Mari-Anne; and grandson Liam.