Robert Prosky (13 December, 1930 - 8 December, 2008) was an American character actor who appeared in such films as Christine, The Natural, Broadcast News, Green Card, Hoffa, Rudy, Mad City and Dead Man Walking.
In addition to appearing in numerous films, Prosky has appeared as a regular on the television shows Hill Street Blues and Veronica's Closet.
He also had a recurring role on The Practice.
Other television series he acted in include Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Murder, She Wrote; Lifestories; Coach; Cheers; Frasier; LateLine; Touched by an Angel; Once and Again; K-Street and ER.
Prosky died on Monday 8 December 2008, of complications following a heart procedure. He was 77.