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Ron Glass, who played Ron Harris in Barney Miller and Shepherd Derrial Book in Firefly, has died. He was 71.

He first appeared in TV shows such as Sanford and Son in 1972, an episode of Hawaii Five-O in 1973, an episode of All in the Family in 1973, an episode of The Bob Newhart Show, and episodes of Good Times in 1974. In 1975, he landed the role of Det. Ron Harris in Barney Miller which ran until 1982. The following season, Glass also co-starred with Demond Wilson on television in the short-lived remake of The Odd Couple, called The New Odd Couple. On December 13, 1985, he played a soul-collecting devil opposite Sherman Hemsley’s mathematics professor in an episode of the revived Twilight Zone series.

Glass also appeared in dozens of television series. He was in Star Trek: Voyager (in the episode “Nightingale”) and the science fiction series Firefly (2002), in which he played Derrial Book, a pseudo-Christian “Shepherd” with a mysterious past. Glass reprised his role from Firefly in the film Serenity (2005). Glass also provideed the voice of Randy Carmichael for the Nickelodeon series All Grown Up! and Rugrats and the character Garth in the video game Fable II. In 2008 he appeared in the film Lakeview Terrace alongside Samuel L. Jackson, and starred in the 2010 version of Death at a Funeral as Duncan.

Been out of the world for a spell… like to walk it a while. Maybe bring the word to them as need it told.

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