Actor Mike Hagerty has died at the age of 67 in Los Angeles, actress Bridget Everett reported in a statement posted on her Instagram account. The two had worked together on the HBO comedy ‘Somebody Somewhere’. “A beloved character actor, his love for his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life,” writes Everett, who has not released the actor’s cause of death.
Audiences will remember him for playing Mr. Treeger, the manager of the building where Monica, Rachel, Joey and Chandler live, on ‘Friends’. He only appeared in five episodes of the sitcom, but he left us with memorable moments like the time Joey offered to teach him how to dance as long as he didn’t kick Rachel and Monica out of his apartment.
Born in Chicago, he graduated from the University of Illinois. In the 1980s he began to make his first appearances in television series such as ‘Cheers’, ‘Marriage with Children’ or ‘Family Entanglements’ with episodic roles. It is very likely that you have seen him more recently in episodes of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Mob City’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Community’, ‘Glee’ and a long etcetera.
He has been seen less on the big screen, but his filmography includes appearances in ‘Nothing in Common’, ‘Wayne’s World’, ‘Speed 2’, ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’, ‘Inspector Gadget’, ‘Scam below zero’ or ‘My mother against everyone’.
“It is with great sadness that the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love for his hometown of Chicago and for his family were the cornerstones of his life. Mike, devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty, his wife Kathleen O’Rourke and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed.”
Goodbye to Ed Miller
His last work was in ‘Somebody Somewhere’, a dramatic comedy created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen centered on a woman from Kansas, played by Bridget Everett, who is still trying to fit in. Hagerty played her father, Ed Miller, in the series that can be seen on HBO Max.