‘Barney Miller’ star Ron Glass dead at 71

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: Actor Ron Glass attends the "Barney Miller" television show reunion honoring the show with the Wall of Fame Plaque installation at Sunset Gower Studios on November 16, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD – NOVEMBER 16: Actor Ron Glass attends the “Barney Miller” television show reunion honoring the show with the Wall of Fame Plaque installation at Sunset Gower Studios on November 16, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Ron Glass, TV actor known for his role as Detective Ron Harris, the good-natured cop in the sitcom “Barney Miller,” has died. He was 71.

His agent, Jeffrey Leavett, tells The Associated Press Glass died Friday of respiratory failure.

Glass was born in Evansville, Indiana. His acting career began in the early 70s where he appeared in “Sanford and Son” and “All in the Family.” He is also known for his role in “Firefly,” “Serenity” and “Lakeview Terrace.”

He also portrayed Felix Unger opposite Desmond Wilson’s Oscar Madison in “The New Odd Couple,” a 1980s reboot of the original film and television series.

Glass earned an Emmy nomination for supporting actor in 1982 for his role in “Barney Miller.”

He most recently appeared in an episode of “CSI” in 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.