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'Seinfeld' and 'Star Trek' Actor Richard Herd Dead Aged 87

(CNN) -- Richard Herd, a veteran character actor who appeared in dozens of films and television series, including "Star Trek" and "Seinfeld," has died, a representative for the actor told CNN.

He was 87.

Herd died of cancer-related causes on Tuesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was in the company of his family, his rep said in a statement.

Herd's extensive film credits include roles in "Get Out" and "All the President's Men." He appeared in 11 episodes of "Seinfeld" as Mr. Wilhem, George Costanza's demanding boss at the New York Yankees. Herd, a Boston native, was a self-proclaimed Red Sox fan.

Scarfe& Herd In 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
From left, British actor Alan Scarfe (as Tokath) and American actor Richard Herd as L'Kor (left to right) in a scene from an episode of the television series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' entitled 'Birthright, Part II,' California, March 1, 1993. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Herd also had a roles on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Renegades." He made appearances on "The O.C." "NYPD Blue," "ER" and "Dallas," among numerous other series.

Herd is survived by his wife of 40 years and their children.

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