Character actor Stanley Kamel, 65, was found dead of a heart attack on Tuesday at his Hollywood Hills home.
His name might not instantly ring a bell, but his face is certainly familiar. During his four decades acting, he played more than 100 TV and movie roles. He was known most recently for his recurring spot on "Monk" as the shrink counseling Tony Shalhoub's neurotic detective. But Stanley also played D&D Advertising head Bruce Teller on "Melrose Place" and mob boss Tony Marchette, the father of Dylan's ill-fated bride, on "Beverly Hills, 90210."
Earlier, he appeared on "Days of Our Lives" as writer Eric Peters (1972-1976). On "L.A. Law," he portrayed a lawyer with AIDS in one of the first TV episodes to address the disease. Stanley was also in such iconic shows as "Mission: Impossible," "Three's Company," "Hill Street Blues," "Charlie's Angels," "The Golden Girls," "Murder, She Wrote," "ER," "NYPD Blue," and "The West Wing."
A New Jersey native who got his start in New York theater, Stanley had finished work on an indie comedy film called "The Urn" at the time of his death. USA Network, which airs "Monk," said in a statement: "Stanley was an amazingly talented and extremely kind man, and an important member of the USA family. He will be sorely missed."