Mike Hagerty made a name for himself as building superintendent Mr. Treeger on the classic sitcom, “Friends.” The actor had a stellar career doing character work on several notable shows. Sadly, Mike has passed away at the age of 67.
Hagerty died on Thursday in Los Angeles. The news was reported by his “Somebody Somewhere” costar Bridget Everett. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name have surely seen his work.
Mike Hagerty got his start in the 1983 comedy film “Doctor Detroit.” From there, he appeared in dozens of popular television shows and movies. Mike was rarely the star of the show, but he brought a slick sense of comedic timing and a unique look that made him one of the beloved character actors of the modern era.
Hagerty’s television credits would make even the most seasoned star jealous. His first TV role was in a 1986 episode of “Cheers.” He has also appeared on hits like “Married… With Children,” “Murphy Brown,” “The Drew Carey Show,” and a litany of others.
Mike Hagerty’s final role was on the HBO comedy-drama “Somebody Somewhere.” He played Ed Miller, the main character’s father. The show was recently renewed for a second season.
The sad news of Mike Hagerty’s passing will hopefully be softened by the incredible memories and laughs he brought us all through the years. There will never be another one quite like him. Everyone at Thirsty sends our deepest condolences to those who loved, worked with, and enjoyed the work of Mike Hagerty.