Comedic Actor From Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm Has Passed Away

( – Comedic actor Hiram Kasten died on June 17 at the age of 71 at his house in Batavia, New York, after battling with Crohn’s disease and prostate cancer over the last seven years. Kasten’s time as an actor is best known for his parts in some legendary shows such as “Saved By The Bell,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Seinfeld.”

Kasten’s family posted an obituary on his Facebook account, detailing that the actor was accompanied by his wife, Diana Kastenbaum, during his death. The obituary added that the couple celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary a couple of hours before Kasten’s death.

The comedian was a regular cast member of The Comic Strip in the so-called Big Apple, where Jerry Seinfeld served as the master of ceremonies on some occasions. The obituary said that Seinfeld discovered Kasten and allowed him to be a regular on The Comic Strip after impressing him with his comedic abilities. From that moment, the pair became friends “for 45 years.”

The obituary also revealed that while Kasten was deeply involved in show business and “truly loved it,” the role and “job” he cherished the most was being the father of his daughter Millicent and the husband of Kastenbaum. It also detailed that his daughter’s professional accomplishments were some of his most significant “reasons to be proud.”

Kasten’s career spanned a wide range of famous comedy sitcoms, including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Mad About You,” “Cybill,” and even “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He also made appearances on various other types of TV shows in the 2000s, such as “7th Heaven,” ”My Wife and Kids,” and “Sabina the Teenage Witch,” showcasing his versatility and adaptability as an actor.

Kasten, who was born in New York City, started as a staple at some of the most famous comedy clubs in the scene back in the 1980s and 1970s. These included The Comedy Cellar and The Improv.

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