Actor Danny Wells has passed away at the age of 72.

The Canadian actor, whose real name was Jack Westelman, passed away on 28 November (13) in Toronto, Canada.

No more details about his death were known as Wenn went to press.

Wells starred in a plethora of Tv series throughout his five decade career in the business, playing Charlie the bartender in The Jeffersons and Luigi in the Tv adaptation of popular Nintendo video game franchise Super Mario Brothers, alongside wrestler-turned-actor Lou Albano.

Wells also appeared in Tv shows such as Columbo, The A-Team and Kojak, and films including Private Benjamin and The Last Kiss.