Lou Cutell Death – Cause of Death: American film, television and theatre actor, best known for his appearance as “Amazing Larry” in the 1985 film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure passed away on Sunday, November 21. He was 91 years old.
“After 91 years, and a great life, my friend Lou Cutell went home,” Mark Furman shared via Facebook. “A film, theater and character actor. Big Larry in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Ass Man in Seinfeld, Abe in Grey’s Anatomy S12,E4. He took me to Lucille Ball’s house in 1986. Rest in peace Lou.”
There were no details concerning the actor’s cause of death.
Cutell began his career in 1961, appearing in the Broadway play The Young Abe Lincoln, playing the role of “William Berry”.
Later in his career, Cutell began his television career in 1964, as guest-starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show, playing the role of “Vinnie”. He continued his career, mainly appearing in film and television, over the years.
In 1970s–1990s, Cutell appeared and guest-starred in numerous film and television programs, including, Seinfeld, The Love Boat, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Alice, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhinoceros, The World’s Greatest Lover, The Wild Wild West, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (and its spin-off Lou Grant), Barney Miller, The Black Marble, The Odd Couple II, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, My Mom’s a Werewolf and Bridget Loves Bernie.
In 1990s–2000s, Cutell co-wrote and appeared in the Broadway play Sicilan Bachelor, which he played the role of “Don Cola” and co-wrote the play with Norma Helms and Tino Trischitta.
“RIP character actor Lou Cutell, known for his role as the “assman” on ‘Seinfeld’ and over 100 other roles. He was 91. His 50 year career included his role as evil Dr. Nadir in the 1965 it’s-so-bad-it’s-good sci-fi cult film ‘Dr. Frankenstein Meets The Spacemonster” which I remember seeing as a teenager.”