R.I.P., Stanley Kamel
Stanley Kamel died yesterday in his Hollywood Hills home of a heart attack.
He was 65.
You might not recognize the name, but I bet you recognize the face. He was “that guy” in about a hundred different roles. You know, when you’d say “Oh, I was watching (fill in random television show) and ‘that guy’ was on it–you know the one. The one who’s in everything.”
And it’s practically true! Of course, my two favorite roles of his were his most recent–that of Dr. Kroger, psychiatrist to the title character on the show “Monk” (if you don’t watch it, why not? It’s hilarious), and that of Tony Marchette, the mob boss who ordered a hit on his son-in-law, Dylan McKay, on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” only to instead end up killing his own daughter. Oh, the drama! Man, I miss this dude already.
USA Network, where “Monk” airs, issued the following statement to E! News:
“Stanley was an amazingly talented and extremely kind man, and an important member of the USA family. He will be sorely missed.”
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