‘One Day at a Time’ Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dies at 86
Pat Harrington Jr., best known for his role as the seedy super on “One Day at a Time,” died on Wednesday. He was 86.
His daughter, Tresa Harrington, announced the news Thursday on her Facebook page. She did not reveal the cause of death, but wrote in November that her father’s health was rapidly declining after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The actor played building superintendent Dwayne Schneider on the groundbreaking CBS sitcom, which aired from 1975 to 1984. The show starred Bonnie Franklin as an single mom struggling to raise two daughters (played by Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli). Schneider also appeared on “The Steve Allen Show,” “The Danny Thomas Show” and “Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law,” in addition to doing voice-over work for cartoons.
Harrington had small roles in films such as Elvis Presley’s “Easy Come, Easy Go” (1967) and Robert Redford’s “The Candidate” (1972).
In recent years, he made guest appearances on TV shows such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Hot in Cleveland.”