‘The Office’ actor Hugh Dane dies at 75

Lawrence Kim
June 5, 2018

Hugh Dane, the actor who is best known for his role as Hank the Security Guard on The Office, has died. Series star Rainn Wilson confirmed the news on social media, but no details were available. He was one of the greats. So kind, funny, talented. We will all miss him, ' tweeted Wilson.

Steve Carell retweeted Wilson, adding, "What a terrific guy".

Remembering: He was a familiar face to fans of NBC's The Office.

The Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center announced the actor's death via Facebook, posting a tribute.

He is reported to have died on May 16.

Dane originally broke into acting in the late 1980s with a role in the video game It Came From the Desert, but his first television part as the Father in Hunter followed soon after, setting into motion a career's worth of TV acting. Hank made his debut on the NBC sitcom during the season two episode "Drug Testing", which centered around the discovery of a joint in the office parking lot, and went on to appear up until the seventh season.

He starred as security guard Hank in 22 episodes of The Office between 2005 and 2013.

Dane's other TV credits included Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boy Meets World, Friends, Roc and, most recently, The Mayor.

At the turned of the decade, he had small roles in a pair of popular raunchy film comedies: Little Fockers (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011) - both of which grossed more than $285M worldwide.

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