Actor Who Played ‘Crazy’ Joe Davola on ‘Seinfeld,’ Peter Crombie, Passes Away at 71

Los Angeles, California – Peter Crombie, the actor known for playing “Crazy” Joe Davola on the popular television sitcom Seinfeld, has passed away at the age of 71. The news was first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

According to his ex-wife, Nadine Kijner, Crombie died on January 10 after a brief illness. Kijner expressed shock and extreme sadness in an Instagram post, remembering Crombie as a kind, giving, caring, and creative soul. She wished him a peaceful journey into the afterlife, where he would be greeted with love by his parents and Oliver.

Crombie gained recognition for his portrayal of “Crazy” Joe Davola during the fourth season of Seinfeld. The mentally unstable sitcom writer became known for his grudge against Jerry Seinfeld and his short-lived relationship with Elaine Benes, played by Julia Louis Dreyfus. “Crazy” Joe Davola’s character was known for dressing up as the clown from the opera Pagliacci and his memorable assault on Kramer. However, following the season finale of the fourth season, the character disappeared from the show.

Rolling Stone magazine listed “Crazy” Joe Davola as the 50th best Seinfeld character. The magazine highlighted his eccentricities, such as leaving his apartment door open to encourage intruders and crying while lifting weights. The character’s attempted attacks on Jerry Seinfeld, which stemmed from the rejection of a TV script, made him one of the show’s most psychopathic characters.

Apart from his role in Seinfeld, Crombie appeared in various films and TV shows, including Natural Born Killers, NYPD Blue, The Doors, Se7en, and the miniseries House of Frankenstein.

In summary, Peter Crombie, the actor famous for his portrayal of “Crazy” Joe Davola on Seinfeld, has passed away at the age of 71. Crombie’s ex-wife announced his death, expressing her sadness and remembering him as a kind and creative soul. He will be remembered for his memorable performance as the mentally unstable character on Seinfeld.