How did The Big Lebowski Actor Jack Kehler die?
Veteran character actor, Jack Kehler, known for his role in Big Lebowski, died at the age of 75 after complications from a leukemia struggle. Eddie Kehler, Kehler’s son, informed the media that his father died on Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Among scores of TV and film appearances, one of Kehler’s most notable performances was as The Dude’s landlord Marty in the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.
The landlord in Joel and Ethan Coen’s film was patient with The Dude’s (Jeff Bridges) late rent, reminding him, ‘Tomorrow’s already the 10th.’
Marty also invited The Dude to his dance performance at Crane Jackson’s Fountain Street Theatre, which The Dude attended, and asked him for remarks.
Kehler was born in Philadelphia and studied acting with Sanford Meisner and Wynn Handman at The Actors Studio. Kehler had previously acted as a regular character on the ABC series McKenna from 1994 to 1995, as well as in the second season of the ABC drama Murder One from 1997 to 1998.
He has had recurring roles on shows such as The Man in the High Castle in 2015, I’m with Her in 2003-2004, and Fresno in 1986.
Kehler has a long history of guest appearances on TV programs, including Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Cagney & Lacey, L.A. Law, Newhart, and St. Elsewhere in the 1980s, and ER, NYPD Blue, Tales from the Crypt, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Cop Rock, Wings, and Ellen in the 1990s.