Maury Chaykin Dead at 61

Character actor had appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including HBO’s “Entourage”

Maury Chaykin, a Canadian character actor who appeared in numerous films and television shows including "Entourage," has died, his manager told the Associated Press.

Chaykin died in Toronto on Tuesday – his birthday. He was 61, and had been battling kidney problems, according to the AP.

Among the films on Chaykin’s resume: “Dances With Wolves,” “The Postman,” “Owning Mahoney,” “Mystery, Alaska,” and “A Life Less Ordinary.”  He had also appeared in television roles on “C.S.I.,” “Boston Legal,” and “Entourage.”

Most recently, Chaykin was a regular on the HBO Canada sitcom “Less Than Kind.”

Chaykin is survived by his wife, the actress Susannah Hoffman, and a daughter, Rose.