Beloved character actor Mike Hagerty, known for roles on TV shows including “Friends,” “Cheers,” “Seinfeld” and “Somebody Somewhere,” has died at age 67.
Actress Bridget Everett, who plays his daughter on “Somebody Somewhere” — which premiered this year on HBO — confirmed the news on social media Friday. No cause was given.
“With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles,” she wrote on Instagram. “A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life. … He will be sorely missed.”
The thick-mustached Chicago native is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn and his sister, Mary Ann Hagerty.
As building superintendent Mr. Treeger, Hagerty became a fan favorite on “Friends.”
His other memorable TV work includes appearances “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Mob City,” “The George Carlin Show” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Hagerty’s movie credits over a near 40-year-career include “Brewster’s Millions,” “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and 2021′s “Apache Junction.”
The Second City improv alum also played the recurring role of a muffler shop manger on HBO’s “Lucky Louie.”
“Somebody Somewhere” — a show about a 40-something’s midlife crisis in Kansas — was renewed for a second season by HBO in February.
“We are very saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Mike Hagerty,” HBO shared on Instagram Friday afternoon. “A member of the HBO family for many years, his most recent role as Bridget Everett’s father in “Somebody Somewhere” showed his special talent for bringing heart to a performance. Mike was a joy to work with and brought warmth and kindness to all who knew him.”
Actor Joe Mantegna remembered Hagerty fondly.
“R. I. P. Mike Hagerty,” Mantegna tweeted. “That big smile will live on with all of us who knew you.”
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