Murray Gershenz, whose credits as a character actor ranged from Todd Phillips’ The Hangover to The Sarah Silverman Program, died after a heart attack on August 28. He was 91. Gershenz passed away in Los Angeles, where he’d also owned and operated music store “Music Man Murray” for over 50 years. The late bloomer began his acting career at age 80 with a role on Will & Grace as Uncle Funny; his film highlights include I Love You, Man, Smashed, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. His resume also included episodes of Parks and Recreation, Mad Men, House M.D., Modern Family, Raising Hope, NCIS, Kickin’ It, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show. He recently completed work on Sullivan & Son. Gershenz is survived by his children Irving, Norman and Nada, his grandchildren Sarah and Carmela, his great grandchildren Vincent and Mila. He was repped by close friend and manager Corey Allen Kotler and agent Theo Caesar.
R.I.P. Character Actor Murray Gershenz
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