Ed Lauter-Veteran actor Ed Lauter, who had a long career as a character actor in TV series including The Rockford Files and Miami Vice, died on Oct. 16 after battling mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. The Shameless actor was 74 at the time of his death.
Ed Lauter -- (10/30/1938-10/16/2013). American Actor & Stand-Up Comedian. He portrayed Fire Captain Dannaker on TV Series "ER". Movies -- "The Longest Yard" as Captain Knauer & Duane, "The Chicken Chronicles" as Mr. Nastase, "Cujo" as Joe Camber, "The Prometheus Project" as Dr. Walton, "Gentleman B" as Harry Koslow and "Death Wish 3" as Richard Shriker. He died of Mesothelioma, age 74.