Actor Len Lesser, best known to most as Uncle Leo in the series Seinfeld, has passed away aged 88. Lesser reportedly died from Caner-related pneumonia.

Lesser had 167 film/TV roles throughout his career, but was predominantly a TV actor who performed in shows that include Seinfeld, Everyody loves Raymond, Cold Case, thirtysomething, Get Smart, and That Girl.

As evidenced in Seinfeld, he was a great comedic talent who (much like a lot of Seinfelds bit players) deserved to be better known for roles outside of that series.

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