Mark York, actor known for his role as Billy Merchant in comedy The Office, has died at the age of 55.
According to TMZ, the interpreter was receiving treatment at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio following a “short and unexpected illness”. He finally passed away on May 19.
“A Although he was a paraplegic since 1988, he had a very outgoing, uplifting and positive attitude and personality. He always tried to see what he could achieve and do, never what he could not do. He had many opportunities to travel and many dreams for the future. In recent years, had been working as an inventor and had obtained two patents“says his obituary, published on the Kreitzer Funeral Home website.
“He was an avid sports fan, all sports, and he especially liked the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State football, and Kentucky Wildcats basketball. Mark also loved coming back to his mother’s house and playing board games with her and her brother Brian for hours on end.. He had a competitive spirit, “adds the text.
The actor made his big screen debut in 1997 in No respite, tape in which stars appeared like Ben Affleck O Rachel Weisz. He also made appearances in Artificial Intelligence of Steven Spielberg, Fighting Words and Profile. It appeared in a chapter of Not with my daughters, as well as in a delivery of CSI: New York.
His most memorable role came in 2006, when he played Billy Merchant in The Office. He participated in four episodes of the production playing the manager of the building in which the Dunder-Mifflin offices are located.