David Lander, an actor who held a number of Disney roles throughout his career, has passed away at the age of 73, according to Deadline.

  • Lander passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications related to multiple sclerosis.
  • The actor was best known for his role as “Squiggy” on the long-running series Laverne & Shirley.
  • Some of Lander’s Disney credit include:
    • Smarty in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    • Horace in 101 Dalmatians: The Series
    • Weazel in TaleSpin
    • Thumper in A Bug’s Life
    • Arthur in Jungle Cubs
    • Da Shrimp in The Little Mermaid (Television Series)
    • Rumplestiltskin in Goldie & Bear
  • Lander attended the High School for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Tech and New York University where he studied acting.
  • Lander is survived by his wife Kathy, their daughter Natalie and her husband.