American character actor Norman Alden has died at the age of 87.
Alden passed away due to natural causes at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles on Friday (27Jul12).
Starring in hundreds of TV shows and movies, he regularly played tough guys in series including Charlie's Angels, Jag and Batman.
His film credits include Back to the Future, Ed Wood, K-Pax and Patch Adams, and he also voiced superhero Aquaman in two Super Friends animated series in the 1970s.
Alden is survived by his children Brent and Ashley, a grandson and his longtime partner, Linda Thieben.