Prolific Character Actor Lou Jacobi Dies

Known for TV, but film credits included “Avalon,” “Arthur,” “My Favorite Year” and “I.Q.”

Last Updated: October 26, 2009 @ 7:28 AM

Character actor Lou Jacobi, who worked extensively in television and appeared in several key films, has died at the age of 95.

The Canadian-born actor’s long list of TV appearances included "St. Elsewhere," "Cagney & Lacy," ”The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "Love, American Style," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Playhouse 90." He was a regular on "The Dean Martin Show."

His film credits included "Avalon," "Arthur," "My Favorite Year" and "I.Q." He appeared in both the film and stage versions of "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Jacobi died Friday at his home in Manhattan, the Associated Press reported.