Veteran character actor Steve Landesberg dies

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Associated Press

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Steve Landesberg, who played Detective Sgt. Arthur Dietrich in the long-running 1970s TV show "Barney Miller," has died at age 65.

Landesberg was known to younger audiences as the pediatrician in the 2008 movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

His agent, Jeffrey Leavitt, says he died Monday. The cause of death wasn't immediately released.

A veteran character actor, Landesberg appeared in dozens of TV shows, including "Everybody Hates Chris," ''Just Jordan" and "The Rockford Files."

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