Veteran television and film actor Dan Frazer died in New York on Friday at the age of 90. He was best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil, on the TV series Kojak which lasted for 5 seasons.  

Frazer died of a cardiac arrest at his home in Manhattan, his daughter Susanna Frazer said in a statement on Sunday.

His commitment to the industry and the art of acting was as strong, in his later years, as it had ever been; he earned a film credit in Alyssa Rallo Bennett's The Pack (2010).

He started his career by playing character roles in various film and television productions from the 1950s onwards. His breakthrough role, and his first major one, was back in 1963, with the role of Father Murphy in Lilies of the Field. Later films included ''Take the Money and Run (1969), Cleopatra Jones, (1973) and Deconstructing Harry (1997).

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