Philip Baker Hall, best remembered as a library investigator on “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 90.
Hall’s wife, Holly Wolfle Hall, said that he died Sunday in Glendale, California. A cause of death was not released, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Philip Baker Hall, the journeyman character actor who was a favorite of director Paul Thomas Anderson and racked up over 100 television credits during his five-decade career, has passed away at 90 https://t.co/RJOyVcK8d7 pic.twitter.com/yvi4QorERx— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 13, 2022
Director Paul Thomas Anderson sought out Hall for films including “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia.”
Hall famously was cast on “Seinfeld” as Lt. Joe Bookman, a library investigator who comes after Jerry Seinfeld for a years-overdue copy of “Tropic of Cancer.”
Hall was also cast as Richard Nixon in Robert Altman’s 1984 drama “Secret Honor.” He had parts in “The Truman Show,” “The Insider,” “Zodiac,” “Argo” and “Rush Hour,” according to The Associated Press.
Hall is survived by his wife, four daughters, four grandchildren and his brother.
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