'Firefly,' 'Barney Miller' star Ron Glass dies at 71 – CNET

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Actor Ron Glass as Shepherd Book in Joss Whedon’s sci-fi TV series “Firefly.”

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Actor Ron Glass — who often played smart, sarcastic and stylish characters — has died from respiratory failure at age 71, TMZ reports.

Glass is best known for his role as the spiritual and mysterious character Shepherd Book in Joss Whedon’s sci-fi TV series “Firefly” and its movie sequel “Serenity.”

Glass is also celebrated for his role as the dapper Detective Ron Harris on the popular ’70s police sitcom “Barney Miller.”

He played the sarcastic and intellectual detective opposite Hal Linden and Abe Vigoda. Glass earned his first and only Emmy nomination for the role in 1982.

More recently, Glass appeared on “Agents of SHIELD,” “CSI” and “Major Crimes.”

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