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.