Mike Hagerty, a character actor who appeared in over 100 TV episodes and films, died at the age of 67. Mr. Treeger, the building supervisor on Friends, was probably Hagerty’s most well-known role. His cause of death was unknown.
Mike Hagerty began his career at Chicago’s Second City and began appearing on television in the 1970s. From 1994-to 95, he was a regular on The George Carlin Show, and in 2006, he was a regular on Lucky Louie. He most recently played Ed Miller in HBO’s Somebody Somewhere. Bridget Everett, his co-star, shared an update on Instagram about his family’s confirmation of his death:
Mike Hagerty is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, sister Mary Ann Hagerty, her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg, according to Bridget Everett. Everett followed up with a second photo of the two actors together, along with some sweet words about how much he was adored by their show:
Everett said, “I adored Mike the moment I met him.” He was unique. Warm, witty, and friendly. We are heartbroken that he has passed away.”
On the NBC comedy Friends, Hagerty played Mr. Treeger on a regular basis. Joey hesitantly agreed to be the building superintendent’s dance partner after he threatened to evict Monica and Rachel in the Season 4 episode “The One With the Ballroom Dancing.”
Mike Hagerty was one of those actors you recognized even if you couldn’t locate him. He frequently played blue-collar characters, such as the building superintendent on Friends, with his beard and thick Chicagoan accent.
Mr. Treeger is only featured in five episodes of the NBC sitcom, but any fan of the classic 1990s TV series will recognize him. Mr. Treeger offers not to evict Monica and Rachel for unlawfully subletting their apartment in Season 4’s “The One With the Ballroom Dancing” if Joey helps him learn how to ballroom dance before the Super Ball.
“I almost forgot — I promised Treeger that we’d leave our key,” Monica tells Chandler in Season 10’s “The Last One,” which leads to laughter when more than just the apartment’s current residents set their keys on the counter, with all of the main characters being revealed as having a key to the door.
Mike Hagerty played Rudy, the guy selling old raincoats to George and Kramer, in Seinfeld’s iconic Season 5 episode “The Raincoats.”
Mike Hagerty’s previous TV credits include Martin, Cheers, The Wayans Bros., Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Shameless, ER, The Wonder Years, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, among others. Dick Tracy, Wayne’s World, Speed 2: Cruise Control, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me were among his many film appearances.
All ten seasons of Friends, including Friends: The Reunion, is available for streaming with an HBO Max membership if you want to rewatch Mike Hagerty is one of his most famous roles. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Hagerty’s family, friends, and fans.
Martin, Cheers, The Wayans Bros., Curb Your Enthusiasm, Friends, Seinfeld, and The Wonder Years all featured Michael Gerard Hagerty in small character appearances. He also appeared on The George Carlin Show on a regular basis.
Mike Hagerty was best known for his mustache and heavy Chicago accent. He has appeared in films such as An Old Man’s Gold, Back In The Day, Helicopter Mom, All-Stars, Urban Myth: Nest, Everest, and Apache Junction in small roles.