Veteran TV and movie actor Pat Harrington Jr., who is best remembered for his roll on the 70's and 80's TV series “One Day at a Time,” has passed away at the age of 86. Harrington, who won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of building superintendent Dwayne Schneider on the series which starred Bonnie Franklin as a divorced mother of two.
The Wheeler Dealers (1963) and Move Over, Darling (1963), Easy Come, Easy Go The President's Analyst (1967), 2000 Years Later (1969) and The Candidate (1972). On television, Harrington also played a nightclub friend of Danny Thomas who marries the entertainer's daughter, on the 1959-60 season of The Danny Thomas Show; he was District Attorney Charlie Gianetta on the 1970s ABC drama Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, and he also appeared on such series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Flying Nun, F Troop, The Munsters, McMillan and Wife, Murder, She Wrote and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He made his final onscreen appearance in 2012, playing an apartment building manager on Hot In Cleveland, a program which starred Valerie Bertinelli, Harrington's co-star from One Day At A Time.
Born and raised in New York City, where his father was a Broadway actor, Harrington attended Fordham University, where he studied Philosophy and Governement. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree, later earning a Masters Degree in Political Philosophy from Fordham. He entered the Air Force during the Korean war, and afterwards followed in his dad’s footsteps, becoming an actor. Harrington had been suffering from Alzheimer's and recently had been hospitalized after a fall. Harrington’s daughter shared the news of his death on Facebook and his agent also wrote about his death on social media. Harrington was 86. He is survived by his four children.