Ron Liebman, the award-winning actor who starred in ‘Norma Rae,’ has died in New York City … according to his family.
Ron passed away from pneumonia on Friday in his hometown after a long and illustrious career on stage, film and TV.
He costarred with Sally Field as Reuben, the union rep who inspires the title character in 1979’s “Norma Rae.” He also had important roles in “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Night Falls on Manhattan” and “Garden State.”
Younger audiences will recognize Ron as Rachel’s often-disappointed dad on “Friends.”
He won an Emmy in 1979 for his starring role in “Kaz” … a short-lived drama he co-created and wrote — and also won a Tony for “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” in 1993.
Most recently, Ron was the voice of Walter, Malory Archer’s husband, on the FX hit animated comedy, “Archer.”
He’s survived by his wife, actress Jessica Walter, whom he married in 1983.