Sebastian Shaw, an actor who played the part of Jack Dawson on the 1980 series “Family Matters,” has died at the age of 84.
Shaw, who appeared in several episodes of the series and later in movies like “Fargo” and “Fantastic Four,” passed away Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his manager, Chris Krakauer.
“His passing is a very sad loss for his family and the show,” Krakau said in a statement.
“Sebastian was one of the great actors of our time, with a bright future ahead of him.”
Shaw starred in the series “The Family Matters” for three seasons and in the movie “Family Feud,” which starred Robert Duvall.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy, and two sons, Aaron and Brandon.
Shaw also co-starred in “The Simpsons” and in several films, including “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and the “Harry Potter” franchise.
Shaw was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1922.
He moved to New York City in the 1950s and moved to Los Angeles in 1962 to study acting at the New School for Social Research.
Shaw has appeared in numerous films, and he is best known for his role as Jack Dawson in the 1980 ABC sitcom “Family Mates.”
He also appeared in a short film for the animated “Family Movies” in the 1990s.
Shaw’s most recent movie credits include the 2011 film “The Great Bird” as well as the 2015 remake of the film “Fifty Shades Darker.”
He appeared in more than 200 films over his career, including several for Disney and other networks, including the “Wizard of Oz” and Disney’s “Frozen.”
Shaw has written more than 50 books, including two autobiographies, including a 2006 biography titled “The Life and Times of Jack Douglas.”
Shaw is survived, by his widow Judy, his son Brandon and his daughter Grace.