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Basil Hoffman, Character Actor in ‘Hillstreet Blues,’ ‘Square Pegs,’ Dies at 83

Pat Saperstein Deputy EditorCharacter actor Basil Hoffman, who had more than 100 roles in television shows and movies, died Sept. 17, according to his manager Brad Lemack.

He was 83.He had recurring roles on several series, playing Ed Greenglass on “Hill Street Blues,” Joshua Friendly on “Santa Barbara,” Principal Dingleman on “Square Pegs,” and Simeon Trapp in “Courage, New Hampshire.”Hoffman was born and raised in Houston, and started his acting career after graduating Tulane U. with a degree

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