Cana­dian ac­tor Har­vey Atkin of ‘Law & Or­der’ and ‘Cag­ney & Lacey’ fame dead at 74

The Western Star - - Obituaries / Canada -

Cana­dian ac­tor Har­vey Atkin, who was a reg­u­lar on hit U.S. dra­mas “Law & Or­der’’ and “Cag­ney & Lacey,’’ died Mon­day af­ter a bat­tle with can­cer. He was 74.

His death was con­firmed in a state­ment by his long­time friend and agent Larry Gold­har.

Atkin’s ca­reer first took flight in 1979 when Cana­dian film­maker Ivan Reit­man cast the ac­tor in the sum­mer camp com­edy “Meat­balls,’’ which costarred Bill Mur­ray, Kate Lynch and Chris Make­peace. His per­for­mance as Morty Mel­nick earned Atkin a Ge­nie nom­i­na­tion

He ap­peared reg­u­larly as staff sergeant Ron­ald Cole­man in the ‘80s de­tec­tive drama “Cag­ney & Lacey’’ op­po­site Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless and Al Wax­man. Atkin was also a reg­u­lar on “Law and Or­der’’ as Judge Ri­de­nour.

The ac­tor lent his voice tal­ents to a num­ber of an­i­mated TV shows, in­clud­ing “Ja­cob Two-Two,’’ and sev­eral Su­per Mario Bros. se­ries.

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