Schramm was a founding member of New York’s The Acting Company, which confirmed his death.
The Acting Company’s Margot Harley announced the news Sunday in a statement. The date and cause of death are not yet known.
“We mourn his loss and will miss him,” Harley said in a statement.
Throughout Schramm’s 40-year career, his acting credits included Jake and the Fatman, The Equalizer, Miami Vice and Spenser: For Hire.
The actor starred as Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara in the 1983 TV series Kennedy and appeared in the TV movie The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story in 1990.
Many people took to Twitter to share their condolences once news of Schramm’s passing spread.
David Schramm was quite simply a fantastic actor. His timing was never less than perfect, his professionalism was always on display. He was kind. It was an honor and a pleasure to have been able to work with him. We are so grateful for the show’s fans and for their kindness.
— Steven Weber (@TheStevenWeber) March 30, 2020
So sad to hear of the passing of David Schramm, who played Roy Biggins on Wings, my 1st TV writing job. Wonderful actor & sweet man. When I told him we were pregnant w our 1st, he said, “If it’s a girl you should name her Hannah.” It sounded so beautiful in his voice, we did!
— Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) March 30, 2020
Today, we lost a legend in the fields of stage, film and television. Remembering actor #DavidSchramm (1946-2020), who was one of the founding members of The Acting Company troupe and was best known for playing the role of Roy Biggins on “Wings” (1990-97). #RIPpic.twitter.com/1b9qFKJcVe
— Christopher Hamby (@chrishambyfilms) March 31, 2020
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) March 29, 2020
— Sherah (@Naturegurl27) March 30, 2020
I just read that David Schramm, a wonderfully talented actor & kind-hearted man passed away.
I mostly knew him from Wings but have been told by others what a talented stage actor he was too.
Not sure if any of his friends or family will see this, but my heart is with you all. pic.twitter.com/I81WGiTfuV
— The Critical Android (@CriticalAndroid) March 30, 2020
— Todd E (@Actorsstudio277) March 30, 2020
RIP David Schramm. Funny funny man
— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) March 30, 2020
David Schramm, who played the rival airline owner on Wings (the most underrated sitcom of all time), has died at the age of 73. RIP. pic.twitter.com/QjLLnZqeF5
— TonyWendice (@tonywendice1954) March 29, 2020
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