Just about nobody's dry humor was drier than Steve Landesberg's.  

Landesberg, the deadpan comic who earned three Emmy nominations for the 1970s sitcom Barney Miller, has lost a battle to cancer, reports said today. He was 65. 

Landesberg played Det. Arthur Dietrich on the 1975-1982 cop comedy. The standup standout was just 30 when he won the world-weary role.

After Miller, Landesberg didn't do series regular work again until Conrad Bloom, a short-lived comedy starring future Royal Pains doc Mark Feuerstein

Later, Landesberg played Ryan Reynolds' father in an episode Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, did voice work for Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman, and starred as a psychiatrist in the Starz comedy Head Case.

In 2008, Landesberg played Jason Segal's doctor, well, pediatrician, in the big-screen's Forgetting Sarah Marshall. As always, he was dry—and funny.

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