- Date of Birth:
- May 10, 1929
George Coe (born George Julian Cohen on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York) was an American film, stage and television actor. George’s theatrical career began in 1957 and his early career included acting opposite Angela Lansbury in the original production of Mame. He had a few minor television roles in the 60’s and 70’s, including a part in the original cast of Saturday Night Live in 1975. Over the next four decades, George continued to act. He appeared in the Dustin Hoffman classic film, Kramer Vs. Kramer and appeared in films such as Cousins, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, and The Mighty Ducks. His various television appearances included Murder, She Wrote, Bones, Nip/Tuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The West Wing. George also was an active voice-actor. He gave life to the character Woodhouse in the FX animated series Archer. George also voiced Wheeljack in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and voiced characters in video games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Guild Wars 2. George passed away on July 18, 2015, in Santa Monica after battling multiple illnesses, including lymphoma. He was 86.
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George Coe is best known as an actor, taking part in the first season of Saturday Night Live and voicing the character Woodhouse in the animated series, Archer.
George was married to Susan Allsopp until his passing. He leaves behind two children. George served more than a dozen years on the SAG national board of directors, serving as the guild’s vice president. He helped create the template for SAG’s first low-budget production contract. In 2009, he was awarded the Ralph Morgan award for his service to the guild.