Lou Cutell dead: Seinfeld actor was 91 years old

Lou Cutell, a prolific character actor known for helping proctologist Dr. Portraying “Assman” Cooperman in “Seinfeld” and Big Larry in “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” has died. He was 91.

Cutell also played Dr. Brainard in “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and Abe in “Grey’s Anatomy”.

This was announced by his friend Mark Furman on Facebook.

Furman posted about Cutell on his social media on Sunday, writing, “After 91 years and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home. A film, theater and character actor. Big Larry in ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’, Ass Man in ‘Seinfeld’, Abe in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ S12, E4. He took me to Lucille Ball’s house in 1986. Rest in peace Lou. “

Born on October 6, 1930 in New York City, Cutell began his career in the theater. He played William Berry in “The Young Abe Lincoln,” which made a brief appearance on Broadway in 1961 and also played off-Broadway.

In addition to the theater, Cutell has had a film career of more than 30 years and has appeared in guest roles on classic television series, including “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “The Wild Wild West”, “The Golden Girls”, “Newhart” and “My”. “. Three sons ”, among many others. He starred as Dr. Nadir in the science fiction comedy “Frankenstein meets the space monster”.

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“Frankenstein meets the space monster”
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Cutell played the role of Dr. Howard Cooperman in the “Seinfeld” episode “The Fusilli Jerry”. As a result, Kramer (Michael Richards) picked up his new license plates from the DMV – only to find out that it was someone else’s make-up plate with “ASSMAN” written on it. Kramer, suspecting the plates might belong to a proctologist, happens to find out that they were Dr. Cooperman belong.

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