Howard Witt, American actor, Dead

Howard Witt died on June 21, 2017.

He was an American character actor and Chicago native

He began his acting career in the Goodman Theatre.

Witt has appeared as a guest star in many television series including Kojak, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhoda, The Rockford Files, Eight Is Enough, WKRP in Cincinnati, Alice, Archie Bunker’s Place (as Sol Rabinowitz), Hill Street Blues (as Schwartz), Taxi, Remington Steele, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Knots Landing, The Golden Girls, and Law & Order.

Witt also appeared in a few made for telefilms including Disney’s Mr. Boogedy (as William Hanover/title character) and it sequel Bride of Boogedy in the late 1980s.

Witt was nominated for a Tony Award in 1999 for his portrayal of Charley in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

He is an alumnus at DePaul University’s Theatre School.

Witt was the father of Chicago director Robin Witt, who is an assistant professor of directing at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Howard Witt passed away in Chicago.