“Grey’s Anatomy” Actor Lou Cutell Dead At 91

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Actor Lou Cutell Has Passed Away

His family and friends have our heartfelt sympathies.

Lou Cutell, best remembered for his roles as proctologist Dr. “Assman” Cooperman on “Seinfeld,” has passed away at the age of 91.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“After 91 years, and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home,” said his friend Mark Furman who announced the news on Facebook on Sunday. “A film, theater and character actor. Big Larry in ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,’ Ass Man in ‘Seinfeld,’ Abe in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ S12, E4. He took me to Lucille Ball’s house in 1986. Rest in peace Lou.”

Lou Cutell was born to Sicilian parents in New York City. He and his family relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

He began his career as a stage actor. In 1961, he played William Berry in “The Young Abe Lincoln,” which had a brief Broadway run and also ran Off-Broadway.

The actor’s first television appearance was in an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in 1964, followed by roles in “The Wild Wild West” (1968), “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1974), “Starsky & Hutch” (1976), “The Love Boat” (1977), “The Bob Newhart Show” (1974 and 1978), “Kojak” (1978), and also a recurring role in “Alice” (1978). 

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

In addition to his achievements, he was featured in numerous episodes of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” from 2013 to 2014, as well as two episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 2004. The comedy star’s final appearance on television was a cameo in the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2015.

He also had parts in films such as “Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster” (1965), “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (1989), and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985), in which he portrayed Amazing Larry. 

Reactions to “Grey’s Anatomy” Actor Lou Cutell Dead At 91

#Seinfeld #Svengoolie Goodbye, Lou Cutell…… the #Assman! http://tinyurl.com/dadnkc92


Having learned Lou Cutell passed away this week, I am now watching FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER in his honor. No one has ever delivered the line, "And now, maximum energy," with the same panache, that's for damn sure!


#RIP Lou Cutell also known as Amazing Larry from Pee Wee's Big Adventure.


RIP, Lou Cutell.


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