I know that it seems like people are really dropping off the planet in 2016 but the reality is that as we are given more spaces to share our craft, the more people are going to grace us with their presence. One thing that I'm grateful for are reruns, as Ron Glass was one of the first the co-star on a major network sitcom in a role that did not rely on stereotypes. On Barney Miller, he was witty, calm and never overtook a scene with even a hint of bufoonery.
As time passed, Glass managed to carry the same dignified persona in all of his TV and movie characters. I just hate that he didn't get more mainstream attention after Barney Miller went off the air. I'd have to say my favorite is when he played Zoe Saldana's father in Death at a Funeral.