‘Barney Miller,’ ‘Firefly’ Actor Ron Glass Dies At 71

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Glass, a prolific character actor best known for his role as , the handsome, good-natured cop in the long-running comedy series “,” has died. He was 71.

His agent, , tells The Associated Press Glass died Friday of respiratory failure.

Although best known for “Barney Miller,” Glass also appeared in dozens of other shows in a television, film and stage career dating to the early 1970s.

He was the spiritual shepherd in the cult science-fiction series “Firefly” and its film sequel “Serenity.”

He also portrayed opposite ’s in “The New Odd Couple,” a 1980s reboot of the original film and television series.

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