Bill Erwin passed on December 29, 2010. He was best known for playing Sid Fields, a grumpy old man on the hit sitcom Seinfeld. Erwin was widely praised for his performance on the show. The late actor was also known for his regular appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
In addition to acting, Erwin was a self-taught cartoonist. His work was published in Playboy and The New Yorker.
Erwin’s career began in 1941, after he returned from serving in World War II. He appeared in the film “You’re in the Army Now.”
He also had brief roles on The Twilight Zone, Growing Pains, The Golden Girls, and more recently The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Who’s the Boss?, and My Name is Earl.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Texas-Austin, he shifted his studies to acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, performing in stage productions around Los Angeles throughout his career.
For his role as Sid Fields on Seinfeld, he received an Emmy nomination in 1993. Plans are still being made for his memorial service in Los Angeles.
The 96-year-old is survived by his sons Mike and Tim, his daughters Lindsey and Kelly, and his sister Mary Gene Cosper.*Sponsored Links*