Hugh Dane, Who Played Hank On ‘The Office,’ Dies At 75

The Dunder Mifflin family has sadly lost one of their members. Hugh Dane, who played the often dissatisfied security guard Hank on The Office, passed away at the age of 75.


A Look Back At Hugh Dane’s Career

Dane’s acting career spans nearly 30 years. In addition to his role on The Office, he was also in memorable films and series like Bridesmaids and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Inner City Cultural Center posted a nice tribute to the late actor on their Facebook page.

Dane originally broke into acting in the late 1980s with a role in the video game, It Came From the Desert. Shortly after, he played the role of Father in the tv series, Hunter, which kicked off his long career in television. While Dunder Mifflin’s Hank was Dane’s most longstanding role, he also played two characters in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and recurred as Fred in the Emmy-nominated ’90s series Roc.

Some of his other television credits include stints on Friends, Everybody Hates Chris, Boy Meets World, West Wing, Monk, and most recently, The Mayor. In the film realm, Dane worked on successful comedies like Little Fockers and Bridesmaids.

Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, and Rainn Wilson, who worked with Dane on The Office, paid tribute to their castmate on Twitter.

What a terrific guy. https://t.co/kkhalcgttq

— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) June 4, 2018

Hugh Dane was one the funniest actors ever. I loved writing and acting with him. ❤️ https://t.co/kOlcofYxIn

— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 5, 2018

Wilson’s tweet notes that donations can be made in Dane’s name to the Inner City Cultural Center.

RIP Hugh Dane, aka Hank the security guard. He was one of the greats. So kind, funny, talented. We will all miss him. Donations can be made in his name to: https://t.co/z1SAqamWMM pic.twitter.com/ysevEZKOjy

— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) June 4, 2018


Hugh Dane’s Cause Of Death

Hugh Dane passed away on May 16, 2018, while news of his death was not made public until June 4th. He was 75. His cause of death does not appear to have been released yet.

This story is developing and will be updated once more information is available.

For now, play us out Hank.

 

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