The US sitcom Seinfeld has paid tribute to the “great” Philip Baker Hall after his death at the age of 90.
All enjoyed an illustrious career that spanned more than 40 years in both film and theatre, and included acting in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s first films.
According to his family, he died on Sunday in California.
Bookman in a 1991 episode of Seinfeld, in which he tracked down an overdue copy of Tropic of Cancer, and his performance was so popular that he returned for the show’s finale. .
“The great Philip Baker Hall will always be remembered by Seinfeld fans as the hard-nosed library detective, Mr. Bookman,” the show’s official account tweeted.
Hall had a long and influential career as one of Hollywood’s top character actors.
“His talent will be nurtured.”
The actor died surrounded by loved ones in Glendale, California, according to his widow Holly Wolfe Hall.
Hall was born in 1931 in Toledo, Ohio, and is survived by his wife, four daughters, four grandchildren, and his brother.
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His roles in films such as Magnolia and Boogie Nights extended his presence on the big screen even more and his other notable credits include roles in The Insider, Dogville and The Truman Show, his final appearance in the 2020 series The Messiah has been stated.
Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo, who starred alongside him in Zodiac, tweeted: “RIP Philip Baker Hall. One of the greats. It’s been a gift to see you. It was an honor to work with you in Zodiac. Kindness, generosity, meekness and great talent”.