The actor tragically passed away on Sunday night after battling cancer, his longtime agent Larry Goldhar told The Hollywood Reporter.
The Canadian star’s breakout role came thanks to comedy film Meatballs back in 1979 as Morty Melnick, which saw him earn a Genie nomination.
Harvey Atkin is famous for his recurring role in Cagney & Lacey
Harvey Atkin lost his battle with cancer at the weekend
Harvey starred in more than 75 films and won three Clio Awards during his long and varied career.
He notably played Judge Alan Ridenour in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and more recently starred as a rabbi in series, 18 to Life.
Harvey Atkin had a long and varied career
Filmmaker Jeremy Newberger was among those who paid tribute on Twitter, making reference to the late star’s famous glasses, nose and moustache combination.
He tweeted: “Harvey Atkin pulled off every role no matter what glasses they gave him.”