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Jack Kehler, a character actor in The Big Lebowski and The Man in the High Castle, has died. He was 75.
The actor died on Saturday, a representative from Kehler’s agency SMS Talent told The Hollywood Reporter. He passed away due to complications of leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Kehler was born in 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied at the Actors Studio. He began his screen career in 1983 as a gas station attendant in Strange Invaders, followed up by a recurring role as Sergeant Cooper in the comedic TV series Fresno.
In 1991, Kehler appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller Point Break, with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze; and later he took a role in Lawrence Kasdan’s crime drama Grand Canyon. Kehler had subsequent roles in Waterworld, starring Kevin Costner; ABC adventure TV series McKenna and ABC mystery series Murder One.
Kehler played Dude’s Landlord in The Big Lebowski from Joel and Ethan Coen, and a state department official in Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon 4.
In the 2000s, Kehler appeared in TV shows including 7th Heaven, NYPD Blue, 24 and Mad Men; and films Men in Black II and Fever Pitch.
He played the recurring role of Harlan Wyndam-Matson in Amazon Studios’ The Man From High Castle. Kehler’s last TV appearance was as a landlord in Hulu’s teen-centered show Love, Victor.
Kehler is survived by his wife, Shawn Casey, and his son, Eddie Kehler, daughter-in-law Mari-Anne and grandson Liam.
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