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'Kojak' Actor Dan Frazer Dies

Dan Frazer Headshot - P 2011
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An AMPAS member, Frazer's credits included "Deconstructing Harry," "Gideon's Trumpet" and "Barney Miller."

NEW YORK -- Veteran film and television actor Dan Frazer, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil on the 1970s television series Kojak, has died in New York. He was 90.

Frazer's daughter, Susanna Frazer, said Sunday her father died of cardiac arrest Dec. 16 at his home in Manhattan. She described him as a "very truthful, naturalistic actor."

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Frazer started playing character roles in various television series and films in the 1950s. His films include Cleopatra Jones, Take the Money and Run, Gideon's Trumpet and Deconstructing Harry.

Besides Kojak, Frazer's television appearances include Car 54, Where Are You, Route 66, Barney Miller and Law & Order.

He was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an adviser to the Workshop Theatre Co.