The Big Lebowski actor Jack Kehler dies in LA at age 75 after complications from leukemia

The Big Lebowski actor Jack Kehler dies in LA at age 75 after complications from leukemia

  • Actor Died Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA
  • He has appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies over the past four decades
  • One of his most famous roles was as The Dude’s landlord in 1998’s The Big Lebowski
  • His character had a dance recital in the cult classic

Veteran actor Jack Kehler has died at the age of 75 from complications during a battle with leukemia.

Kehler’s son Eddie Kehler told Deadline that the actor passed away on Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

One of Kehler’s most memorable roles, amid dozens of credits in TV and film, included the role of Marty, The Dude’s landlord, in the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.

The latest: Veteran actor Jack Kehler has died aged 75 from complications during a battle with leukemia. He was caught in LA in 2015 at Lebowski Fest

In Joel and Ethan Coen’s film, the landlord showed patience with The Dude’s (Jeff Bridges) rent arrears, reminding him, “Tomorrow is already the 10th.”

Marty also invited The Dude, asking him for notes for his dance performance at Crane Jackson’s Fountain Street Theater, where The Dude attended.

Kehler was born in Philadelphia and developed his craft with Sanford Meisner and Wynn Handman, as he was a member of The Actors Studio.

Kehler had appeared as a regular character on the ABC series McKenna from 1994-1995, and on the second season of the ABC show Murder One in 1997.

One of Kehler's most memorable roles, amid dozens of credits in TV and film, included the role of Marty, The Dude's landlord, in the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.

One of Kehler’s most memorable roles, amid dozens of credits in TV and film, included the role of The Dude’s landlord Marty in the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski

Marty also invited The Dude, asking him for notes for his dance performance at Crane Jackson's Fountain Street Theater, which The Dude attended.

Marty also invited The Dude, asking him for notes for his dance performance at Crane Jackson’s Fountain Street Theater, which The Dude attended.

Kehler's son Eddie Kehler told Deadline that the actor passed away on Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Kehler’s son Eddie Kehler told Deadline that the actor passed away on Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He also had recurring roles on series, including 2015’s The Man in the High Castle, I’m with Her in 2003-2004 and the miniseries Fresno in 1986.

Kehler had a prolific resume as a guest star on TV shows spanning decades, appearing in 1980s shows such as Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Cagney & Lacey, LA Law, Newhart, and St. Elsewhere; and 90s shows including ER, NYPD Blue, Tales from the Crypt, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Cop Rock, Wings and Ellen.

Shows where he made guest spots over the past two decades have included Mad Men, Angel, Bones, Monk, 7th Heaven and Lethal Weapon. His last TV appearance came as a landlord on the Hulu show Love, Victor last year.

The actor has appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies over the past four decades

The actor has appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies over the past four decades

He was seen at Lebowski Fest posing with a fan dressed as his character during the recital

He was seen at Lebowski Fest posing with a fan dressed as his character during the recital

Kehler’s career also saw dozens of twists and turns on the silver screen, with his first appearance as a gas station attendant in the 1983 film Strange Invaders.

Films in which Kehler had appeared include I Love You to Death, Point Break (1991), The Last Boy Scout, Grand Canyon, White Sands, Waterworld, Lethal Weapon 4, Dudley Do-Right, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Men in Black II, Fever Pitch, Invincible and Pineapple Express.

Kehler leaves behind wife Shawna Casey, son Eddie, daughter-in-law Mari-Anne and grandson Liam.

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