Firefly & Barney Miller Actor Ron Glass Passes Away at 71
In addition to his live-action work, Glass lent his voice to a number of noteworthy animated TV series over the years; among them, Rugrats, Disney’s Aladdin, Superman: The Animated Series and The Proud Family. Glass also voiced a character in the cartoon TV show-turned animated movie Recess: School’s Out in 2001 and appeared in such films as Deep Space, Houseguest, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral (2010), among others, over the course of his acting career.
Whether they knew him best for his work on Barney Miller and/or Firefly (or another TV show/movie altogether), Glass’ fans no doubt appreciated him for his good-natured wit and kindly presence, as well as the overall sense of decency and wisdom that Glass exuded through his acting work. That extended to his life offscreen too, as Glass was himself a member of the Soka Gakkai International: a worldwide Buddhist organization that is dedicated to serving the purpose of “peace, education, and cultural exchange.”
R.I.P. Ronald E. Glass: July 10th, 1945 – November 25th, 2016