Word has reached us in the Upper Midwest that two of the great character actors of all time have left us: the guy that played Mr. Pitt on “Seinfeld” and the guy that played Epstein on “Welcome Back Kotter.” Ian Abercrombie and Robert Hegyes, respectively, both died in the last few days. Mr. Pitt was Elaine’s boss for a couple of seasons and was impossible to please. Epstein played a high school student along side John Travolta determined to make their teacher’s life, Mr. Kotter, very difficult.
One thing for certain in life is death. Another thing is that most situations can be explained by referencing a “Seinfeld” episode.
R.I.P. Epstein and Mr. Pitt. The world needs more character actors.