George Coe Dead

George Coe, Original SNL Member and Archer Voice Actor, Dead at 86

George Coe, one of Saturday Night Live‘s original “Not Ready for Primetime Players,” died on Saturday after a long illness, our sister site Variety reports. He was 86.

Following SNL’s freshman run, Coe appeared in TV series such as (but not limited to) the CBS sitcom Goodnight, Beantown, Hill Street Blues, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Max Headroom, L.A. Law, the ABC sitcom Working and The West Wing.

Coe returned to his SNL stomping grounds as recently as 1986, playing a judge in the infamous “Get a Life!” episode hosted by William Shatner.

Most recently, the veteran character actor gave voice to Archer‘s butler Woodhouse, as well as guested on Wilfred and Two and a Half Men.

Coe’s film credits included the acclaimed Kramer vs. Kramer, while the Ingmar Bergman-spoofing short The Dove earned him an Oscard nod, as a co-director.

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8 Comments
  1. BTM says:

    RIP. He played the beloved grandfather, Sampa, in Big Eden, which was one of my favorite movies of all time.

  2. Joey says:

    Malory Archer, please burn your Azerbaijani rug in her honor, and Sterling, go gather a bowl full of spiderwebs.

  3. Ram510 says:

    Sooooo what’s going to happen to Archer (and I guess Bob’s Burgers) now?

    • Ram510 says:

      Nvm. But I guess this explains why Woodhouse was missing this past season

    • misery chick says:

      The actor who voices Sterling & Bob is alive…OR am I missing something?

      RIP Mr. Coe. You gave soooooo many wonderful performances. Every time I saw you on screen or your name.in the credits, I knew I was in for something special.

      Condolences to your loved ones 🙏

  4. dman6015 says:

    Absolutely no recollection of him on SNL (and I’m old enough to have watched the live episodes).