Character actor Stephen Lee has died.

The Seinfeld and Nash Bridges star passed away on 14 August (14) after suffering a heart attack. He was 58.

Lee portrayed the Big Bopper in Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba and also appeared in the movies RoboCop 2 and Burlesque, but he'll perhaps be best remembered as an inquisitive contractor hired to install kitchen cabinets in Jerry Seinfeld's apartment in a 1997 episode of Seinfeld.

Lee also played Tom Arnold in 1994 Tv movie Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes.

He made his debut in a 1981 episode of Hart to Hart and became a Tv staple in shows like Hill Street Blues, Family Ties, Roseanne, Quantum Leap and Star Trek: The Next Generation.