'The Hangover' Actor Murray Gershenz Dies at 91
The L.A. record store owner and documentary subject appeared in "Mad Men," "House" and "Modern Family" after turning to acting as he approached 80.
Murray Gershenz, a Los Angeles record store owner who turned to acting late in life and appeared in The Hangover and other films and TV shows, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 91.
Gershenz was the subject of Music Man Murray (2011), a 22-minute documentary directed by Richard Parks that showed the former opera singer and synagogue cantor struggling to find a buyer for the nearly half-million records he had collected and stored in a West Adams warehouse.
Gershenz sold the collection this year to someone from New York, according to the Los Angeles Times.
As Felix in The Hangover (2009), Gershenz disrobes and has his private parts examined in a hilarious hospital scene. In I Love You, Man (2009), he helps form a human pyramid with Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg and Lou Ferrigno.
Gershenz's first acting role came on a 2001 episode of Will & Grace, and he went on to appear on the TV series Pushing Daisies, The Sarah Silverman Program, House, Parks and Recreation, NCIS: Los Angeles, Raising Hope, Kickin' It, Mad Men, Sullivan & Son and Modern Family.
His film work also included parts in Extreme Movie (2008), Smashed (2012) and this year's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.