'Electric Company' Actor Luis Avalos Dies at 67

He also had recurring roles on "ER" and "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" and appeared in such films as "Hollywood Homicide" and "The Ringer."

Luis Avalos, the Cuban-born character actor best known for his work on the PBS kids show The Electric Company, died Wednesday after suffering a recent heart attack. He was 67.

Avalos played Doctor Doolots -- a composite of Doctor Dolittle and Groucho Marx who used words to cure his patients -- and many other characters on the show. He came on board in 1972 during the second season and remained part of the cast until Electric Company wrapped in 1977.