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Sad news for TV fans and the Star Wars family as prolific character actor Jason Wingreen has passed away. Known for his roles in All in the Family, The Twilight Zone and Seinfeld, Wingreen is perhaps best known as the voice of iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise. Jason Wingreen died on Christmas Day at his home in Los Angeles. He was 95.
Jason Wingreen was a prominent fixture on television from 1955 until he retired in the mid-1990s. Along with voicing Boba Fett, the actor gained worldwide notoriety on the hit 70s sitcom All in the Family, playing Harry the bartender. The role also carried over into the spinoff sitcom Archie Bunker's Place. Jason's son Ned confirmed the news of his father's passing last week. The man has over 200 TV credits to his name.
Jason Wingreen, who voiced the villain Boba Fett in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" and played Harry the bartender on "All In The Family" has died. Wingreen died at his home in L.A. on Christmas day according to a statement from his son. Wingreen, who has almost 200 credits to his name also appeared on "The Twlight Zone," "Archie Bunker's Place" and "The Untouchables." The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story, said he died after a brief illness. »
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Jason Wingreen, the man who voiced space bounty hunter Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back passed away on Christmas Day, his family confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 95. The character actor was a familiar face to television viewers, playing Harry the bartender on All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place ,while also starring in three episodes of the cult favorite The Twilight Zone.Wingreen's career, which began in the mid-1950s and included Broadway, TV and movies, spanned four decades until his retirement in the 1990s. Wingreen was born on Oct. 9, 1920, in Brooklyn but was »
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Veteran TV and film actor, Jason Wingreen, has passed away at the age of 95. The Hollywood Reporter confirms Wingreen died on December 25, 2016, at his Los Angeles home. The actor voiced the character of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, although he was not credited for the role.
Wingreen might be most recognized for his role as Archie's bartender, Harry Snowden, on the CBS sitcom All in the Family. He continued in the role on the spin-off, Archie Bunker's Place, until CBS cancelled it after four seasons.
Between 1987 and 1991, Wingreen also had a recurring role as a judge on Matlock, before NBC cancelled the drama. ABC revived it, but Wingreen did not return. His last TV credit, before retiring in his mid-70s was on Carroll O'Connor's In the »
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