‘Barney Miller’ Actor Steve Landesberg Dies at 65

by | December 20, 2010 at 9:40 PM | Celebrity Deaths, TV News

Actor Steve Landesberg (Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Actor Steve Landesberg (Photo: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Barney Miller” actor Steve Landesberg died early Monday after a long battle with cancer, his agent confirmed to TMZ . He was 65.

“It is with great sadness to report the loss of my friend and client Steve Landesberg,” Jeffrey Leavitt of Leavitt Talent Group said in a statement.

A former stand-up comedian, Landesberg is best known for his role as Detective Sgt. Arthur P. Dietrich on the TV sitcom “Barney Miller,” which ran from 1975 to 1982. More recently, he was seen playing a pediatrician in the big-screen comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”