Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor, Dies at 87

Carla Harmon
May 27, 2020

In 1974, the death of actor Richard Long led to Herd being called up to replace him in the now-classic drama All the President's Men, and the rest of the 1970s were quite busy for him.

Herd recurred throughout several seasons of the sitcom as Mr. Wilhelm, supervisor to Jason Alexander's George Costanza during his time as an employee of the New York Yankees.

He had staying power: The star worked on 11 episodes of the series that starred Jerry Seinfeld. It was fun. It was very inviting.

Actor Richard Herd, best known to Trek fans for his role of Admiral Owen Paris on Star Trek: Voyager, is dead at the age of eighty-seven. And as I left, I turned around and said, 'Look, I have to tell you this.


'And they all threw their scripts at me. "The next day they said, 'Come on out and play with us'".

The Los Angeles resident seemed to pop up on every TV series going.

And he hit the popular nighttime soaps like Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon's Crest.

Richard played J. Howard Marshall in The Anna Nicole Smith Story in 2007.


His film career was also vast and varied. After laying the foundation of his career in the theater, he made his feature film debut alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1970's Hercules in NY.

In addition to his wife Patricia, Herd is survived by his daughter Erica, his son Rick, and his stepdaughter Alicia.

His film credits include "All the President's Men", "Hercules in NY", "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", "F.I.S.T.", "The China Syndrome", "The Onion Field" and Jordan Peele's 2017 horror-thriller "Get Out".


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