Dan Frazer, 'Kojak' Actor, Dead from Cardiac Arrest at 90

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Longtime film and T.V. actor Dan Frazer, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil on the 1970s television crime series Kojak, died in his New York City home on Friday at the age of 90, according to reports.

Frazer's daughter, Susanna Frazer, said Sunday her father died of cardiac arrest, describing him as a very truthful, naturalistic actor.

Frazer started his acting career in television, playing roles in various 1950s television series, including the Phil Silvers Show. Besides playing Captain McNeil during all five seasons of Kojak, he also had roles in The Andy Griffith Show, The Untouchables, McHale's Navy, My Favorite Martian, Car 54, Where Are You, ''Route 66, ''Barney Miller and all three programs of Law & Order.

Frazer made his film debut in the 1963 Sidney Poitier film Lilies of the Field. He also appeared in two early Woody Allen comedies, Take the Money and Run and Bananas. Other films Frazer played roles in include Counterpoint, Cleopatra Jones, ''Take the Money and Run ''Gideon's Trumpet and Deconstructing Harry.

Frazer was a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an adviser to The Workshop Theatre Co.

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