Actor George Coe, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1968 for The Dove but is probably best known as an original SNL cast member and the voice of Sterling Archer’s reluctantly loyal, heroin-addicted butler Woodhouse on Archer, died on Saturday “after battling a long illness,” reports Variety. He was 86 years old.
The Jamaica, Queens-born Coe appeared in multiple roles in every decade since the 1960s, including guest spots on Thirtysomething, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gilmore Girls, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and he even voiced Wheeljack in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Coe was an original Not Ready For Prime Time Player on SNL, but was only credited for one episode, the show’s first, on October 11, 1975 (he, however, did appear a few more times).
Despite NBC’s insistence on Coe as an SNL cast member, he was used sparingly during the first season and only appeared in eight episodes, not including guest appearances in 1978 and later 1986 when William Shatner took his turn as host. (Via)
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