Kevin Meaney Dead

Kevin Meaney, Stand-Up Comedian and TV's First Uncle Buck, Dead at 60

Veteran comedian Kevin Meaney was found dead at his home in Forestburgh, N.Y. on Friday, his agent told CNN. He was 60.

A cause of death was not immediately disclosed. Meaney was scheduled to perform his stand-up act this Saturday night in East Providence, R.I.

In addition to his visits to various late-night talk shows over his career, Meaney’s TV credits included the original small-screen adaptation of John Candy’s Uncle Buck movie, which debuted on CBS in 1990 and ran for one season. Additionally, he guest-starred on 30 Rock and 2 Broke Girls, appeared in several HBO specials and lent his voice to animated fare such as Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Garfield and Friends and Mad Jack the Pirate.

On Twitter, he was promptly remembered by fellow stand-up vets as well as 2BG star Kat Dennings:

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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3 Comments
  1. bos4ny3 says:

    I was lucky enough to have seen him many times in Boston when we were both young. “We’re big pants people”!!!! So sad.

  2. dan says:

    Saw him in Hairspray on Broadway, and met him after the show. Very nice to my kids and all the fans who waited for his autograph. Too young! RIP Kevin.

  3. Kim R says:

    I still sing the “I Don’t Care” song when called for. :D