Jack Kehler Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

Hollywood mourns Jack Kehler. The star of films such as ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Lethal Weapon 4’ died of leukemia at the age of 75.

The character is much appreciated in Hollywood: among his films is also “Point break”, “Lost roads”, “Man in Black II” and numerous series.

Farewell to the American actor Jack Kehler, a character actor known for the film “The Big Lebowski”, a cult film in which he played the landlord of Dude (Drugo, in Italian), the idler played by Jeff Bridges, and the TV series “L ‘man in the high castle “. Kehler was 75 years old. His disappearance dates back to last Saturday, May 7, and was caused by complications of leukemia. The actor was hospitalized at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The announcement of his disappearance was made today by his agent to “The Hollywood Reporter”.

Kehler was born on May 22, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied at the Actors Studio. He began his career on the big screen in 1983 as a gas station attendant on “Strange Invaders”, followed by a recurring role as Sergeant Cooper on the comedy television series “Fresno”. In 1990 he played a part in Lawrence Kasdan’s play ” I will love you … until I kill you” and in 1991 Kehler appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller “Point Break”, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, another Hollywood cult 90’s. This was followed by the films “The Last Boy Scout” by Tony Scott, “Waterworld” by Kevin Reynolds, and “Lost Roads” by David Lynch.

Kehler played Dude’s landlord in Joel and Ethan Coen’s “The Big Lebowski” (1998), and a state department official in Richard Donner’s “Lethal Weapon 4” (1998). In the 2000s he appeared in several telefilms, including “Ncis-Anticrimine Unit”, “Cold Case-Unsolved Crimes”, “The Mentalist”, “Bones”, and “Mad Men”. He played the recurring role of Harlan Wyndam-Matson in Amazon Studios’ “The Man from the High Castle” (2015). His other films include Clint Eastwood’s “Till Proof” (1999), Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Men in Black II” (2002), Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s “Love at stake” (2005), “Unbeatable” (2006) by Ericson Core,


Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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