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Peter Crombie Dies: ‘Seinfeld’ Cast Favorite As ‘Crazy Joe Davola’ Was 71

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Peter Crombie, who was a recurring and popular character as “Crazy” Joe Davola on Seinfeld, died Wednesday at age 71. Details on the death were not disclosed, but apparently he had a brief illness.

Crombie’s unpredictable Davola appeared in five episodes in Season 4, which included stalking Jerry and dating Elaine at one point. The character was named for TV producer Joe Davola, who worked with Tollin/Robbins Productions and has dozens of credits.

The actor had 35 credits, including the films My Dog Skip, Natural Born Killers, The Blob, Se7en, Rising Sun, and Born on the Fourth of July.

Peter Crombie’s “Crazy” Joe Davola attacks Jerry in the 1993 ‘Seinfeld’ episode “The Pilot.”
(Everett Collection

His TV resume included the TV miniseries House of Frankenstein, NYPD Blue, Walker, Texas Ranger, Diagnosis Murder, Law & Order, Perfect Strangers, Spenser: For Hire, L.A. Law, L.A. Firefighters” and others.

No details on survivors or memorial plans was immediately available.

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