Character actors are those amazing performing artists who we all seem to know by face but often not by name. They scare us, make us laugh, cry or simply bring joy to our lives by giving performances we love, doing their part to make the shows we love... the shows we love.
Not everyone can be the "star" of the show, it takes a team in front and behind the camera to get it done. From "Mannix" to "True Romance" to "Leaving Las Vegas" to "Shameless" to "Trouble With the Curve", this actor's resume chronicles an impressive expanse of film and television history.
Clearly Mr. Lauter was a team player.
He will be missed.