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Wingreen appeared in films including 1980’s “Airplane!” and was a busy character actor on TV, guesting on series such as “Twilight Zone” (three episodes, including 1960’s “A Stop at Willoughby,” in which he played the train conductor); “The Untouchables” (a Chicago police captain); multiple episodes of “The Fugitive,” “The FBI” and “Ironside”; “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”; the original “Star Trek” (Dr. Linke on the episode “The Empath”); “Seinfeld”; and “Matlock” (a judge). He played Harry the Bartender on “All in the Family” and “Archie Bunker’s Place” for a total of 117 episodes.
- Carmel Dagan
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, known for his numerous television roles, including playing the bartender in All in the Family and appearances in The Twilight Zone, and for voicing Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, died at his home in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news through his son, Ned. Wingreen was 95. Born in Brooklyn, Wingreen spent much of his career as a character actor, accumulating nearly 200 credits in small roles in everything from The Twilight Zone (as a train conductor in 1960’s “A Stop at Willoughby”) to The Untouchables, Matlock, The Fugitive, and Star Trek. Wingreen had a small part in Airplane, as a doctor from the Mayo Clinic, seen talking on his phone as a heart beats on his desk. And, in his longest-running role, Wingreen appeared on 117 episodes of All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place as bartender »
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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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