On Friday, actor, and comedian David Lander passed away at the age of 73, US media confirmed.
Lander lost his life after a long struggle of more than 37 years against multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The actor was diagnosed in 1999 and spoke repeatedly about his illness.
David Lander was a voice actor, comedian, songwriter, musician, and activist who gave his voice to various animated characters in many cartoons. In addition, in the United States, he was well known for his role as Andrew “Squiggy”, in the comedy Laverne & Shirley, and for starring in various characters in television shows and movies such as “Happy Days”, “Twin Peaks”, and ” Scary Movie “, where he played the director“ Squiggy ”Squiggman, a minor character in the famous comedy film.
In the cartoons he gave his voice to The King of the Sewer, in an episode of the animated series “Hey Arnold”, he was Sqweek in “Superman The Animated Series” (1996), he also participated in “Johnny Bravo” as Christopher, he was in twice with supporting characters in “Billy and Mandy,” and he also voiced “Donnie The Shark” in “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
One of his most memorable characters was his appearance as Squiggy in “The Simpsons”, in the episode titled ‘A New Home’ from the fourteenth season, aired in December 2002.
Lander’s television resume also includes a host of classics including “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Barney Miller,” “Happy Days,” “Viva Valdez,” and “The Drew Carey Show.”