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Veteran television and film actor Richard Roat dead at 89

was born in 1933 in Connecticut, , . He was a character actor with a legendary career that spanned over 50 years. His most memorable roles came in sitcoms like Seinfield, Friends, and .

He started his career by performing on the roadway at The , the in LA, and the Pasadena Playhouse. He worked on numerous other television shows. 

The career of Roat

Roat also appeared in films, including American Hot Wax and Corvette of Summer. In later years, he was seen on shows like Golden Girls, days of our lives, , 3rd Rock From the Sun, 7th Heaven, and Cold Case.

His final appearance came as Robert in the Fox crime drama 24 in 2009. Roat had over 135 acting roles on television, film, and Broadway. He successfully practiced as an entertainment tax preparer for over 50 years.

Roat was survived by his loving wife of 40 years, . In 1982, they two tied the knot and have been together since. On 5th August 2022, Roat died in Orange County, California, surrounded by his loved ones.

Kathy, the wife of Roat, confirmed the tragic news of his passing to news outlets. An obituary for Richard Roat was shared in the . He was described as the Lakers, Angel’s biggest fan and the most supportive person in the entertainment industry could ever have. 

Roat’s love was his family; he was fortunate to marry the love of his life, his true soulmate Kathy. Richard, no cause of death was revealed. It’s speculated that he died of natural causes and may have previously suffered from an unannounced illness. At the time of their death, he was very old. Richard had several old-age-related problems before passing away to a better place.