Mike Hagerty, Actor on ‘Friends’ and ‘Somebody Somewhere,’ Dies at 67 – Hollywood Reporter

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The beloved character actor also appeared in ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Shameless’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’
By Trilby Beresford
Associate Editor
Mike Hagerty, a beloved character actor best known for his role in Friends, has died. He was 67.
Hagerty’s agent, August Kammar, told The Hollywood Reporter that he passed away on Thursday.

HBO, the network behind Somebody Somewhere, a series on which Hagerty starred, shared a statement with THR on Friday: “We are very saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Mike Hagerty. 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. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

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Everett also posted about Hagerty’s death on Friday via Instagram. “I loved Mike the instant i met him,” wrote the actress alongside a series of photographs. “He was so special. Warm, funny, never met a stranger. We are devastated he has passed. Mike was adored by the entire cast and crew of Somebody Somewhere. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”
Hagerty was born in 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his screen acting career in the 1973 adventure film The Timber Tramps, followed by appearances throughout the ’80s and ’90s in TV shows including Cheers, Crime Story, Married … With Children, Family Ties, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years.
He played the role of Finley in comedy series The Building and then went on to appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seinfeld and The George Carlin Show. In 1995, Hagerty played the memorable role of Mr. Treeger, the building superintendent, on a handful of Friends episodes.
Later credits included Lucky Louie, Entourage, Boston Legal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Glee, The Mindy Project, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Shameless and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Somebody Somewhere was Hagerty’s final credit.
Among the Hollywood figures paying tribute to Hagerty on social media was film director and writer Jay Duplass, who wrote on Twitter that he was “a great actor and a great man.”
In a Twitter post from Everett, the actress shared that Hagerty’s survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn; his sister, Mary Ann Hagerty, and her wife, Kathleen O’Rourke, and his niece, Meg.
Abbey White contributed to this story. 

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