Kojak star Dan Frazer has died at the age of 90.
The actor passed away on Friday (16Dec11) after suffering a cardiac arrest in New York.
He started his career in the 1950s and made his big screen debut with Sir Sidney Poitier in 1963 movie Lilies of the Field.
Frazer's other film roles include Cleopatra Jones, Take the Money and Run, and Deconstructing Harry, but he is best known for playing Captain Frank MCNeil in hit 1970s cop show Kojak opposite Telly Savalas.
Frazer also appeared as a judge in the Law & Order franchise, starring in the original show and spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and he was last seen onscreen in 2010 movie The Pack, with Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss.
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