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Who Was Mike Hagerty? The 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' Actor Died at 67

Olawale Ogunjimi
May 10, 2022
03:50 P.M.
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Mike Hagerty's death on May 5 was very shocking news. The actor, who died at 67, became the fan's favorite after portraying "Mr. Treeger" in "Friends."


He continues to live in the hearts of many, family, friends, and fans, following his lifetime achievements. Here is everything about the "Friends" star.

Mike Hagerty's path to stardom started in the 1980s, and he never slowed down, despite the fame and fortune. Instead, the actor intrigued fans with his top-notch skills, starring in over seventy TV shows and about forty films.

Mike Hagerty at Sophia Fiori during HBO Luxury Lounge - Day 1 at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images


Hagerty never retired; he was active to his death. His latest feature was on HBO's "Somebody Somewhere," where he acted alongside Bridget Everett. 

After meeting the actor for the first time, Everett became close to him, revealing that he was a down-to-earth fellow who possessed a great sense of humor.

Four days ago, Everett passed a comment about the actor, and this time, it was a tribute to Hagerty, who died five days ago.  

Mike Hagerty at YSharis Tropical Spa during HBO Luxury Lounge - Day 1 at Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images


The actress shared a string of close-up shots of the deceased, accompanied by an affectionate write-up. She confessed to being saddened by the tragic news, adding that he was:

"A beloved character actor…He will be sorely missed."



Born May 10, 1954, Hagerty was a prolific actor known for his unique mustache, Chicago accent, and friendly personality. Also, during his time as a movie star, he unrelentingly paved his way to success and maintained consistency.

His TV appearances began in 1983. First, he featured in movies before venturing into TV shows, where he gained recognition from TV lovers. The actor's most famous role was in NBC's "Friends," where he played "Mr. Treeger" and later, on "Seinfeld."

His other TV appearances include "Cheers," "Murphy Brown," "The Goldbergs," "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Family Ties," and "The Wonder Years." He also starred in movies like "Brewster's Million," "Dick Tracy," "Overboard," "So I Married An Axe Murderer," and "Speed 2: Cruise Control."



Canadian comedian David Steinberg and American comedian Mike Hagerty perform onstage during the Second City 25th Anniversary performance at the Vic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, December 16, 1984. | Source: Getty Images

Irrespective of his charming nature, the actor decided that it was best to separate his family from work. So he never really shared details of his personal life with the public. Hagerty never owned a social media account and kept his marriage and other private issues away from the news. 


Not much is known about the people in his life, aside from their names. Hagerty was survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn, his sister, Mary Ann, and her partner, Kathleen O'Rourke, and his niece, Meg.

It is uncertain if he had kids; however, fans could tell that the deceased was a happy family man who cherished his own through Everett's post four days ago. Later, a source alleged that he shared kids with his wife, but nothing is known about them.



Throughout his time on earth, even his colleagues recognized his talent. Following the announcement of his death on Instagram by former co-star Everett, many known faces such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Sedaris, and Kathy Najimy expressed compassion as they joined in grieving the deceased.

Fans were not left out either. They have commented in thousands following the tragedy. Many referred to his incredible portrayal of roles, adding that his legacy would live on forever.