Fox News reports that Larry Storch, the actor best known for his role in F Troop, has passed away. He was 99.
Storch’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Friday.
The post reads:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you the news our beloved Larry passed away in his sleep overnight. We are shocked and at a loss for words at the moment. Please remember he loved each and every one of you and wouldn’t want you to cry over his passing. He is reunited with his wife Norma and his beloved F Troop cast and so many friends and family.
A cause of death was not provided.
Who was he?
Coming from New York City, the Bronx to be precise, Storch started his career off as a comedian performing stand-up comedy routines. His success there would eventually, in 1958, land him a role on The Phil Silvers Show.
Storch would go on to play roles in a number of small-screen shows for a span of over 60 years. He also made several appearances on Broadway.
Some of Storch’s small-screen appearances include Gomer Pyle: USMC, The Greatest Show on Earth, Love, American Style, The Love Boat, and many others. His Broadway appearances include Progy and Bess, Annie Get Your Gun, Sly Fox, and others.
Storch also did a number of voiceovers, including for Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
Out of everything that Storch did during his acting career, though, he is probably most well known for his role in F Troop.
In the ABC Civil War sitcom, Storch portrayed Randolph Agarn, whom the New York Post describes as “the dimwitted sidekick of Sergeant O’Rourke (played by Forrest Tucker.”
The Post reports:
As part of their signature bit, Storch’s usually bumbling Agarn would make an uncharacteristically keen observation, whereupon O’Rouke (Tucker) would exclaim, “Agarn, I don’t know why everybody says you’re so dumb.” Then, much later in the next scene, his indignant lackey would respond, “Who says I’m dumb?”
The series only lasted from 1965 to 1967. But, Storch gained a lot of fans for his role in it.