Former 'Police Academy' Star George Gaynes Dies At 98

The actor was also known for his roles in "Tootsie" and the sitcom "Punky Brewster."
Former 'Police Academy' Star George Gaynes Dies At 98

Actor George Gaynes died Monday at age 98.

Gaynes is known for his roles in the "Police Academy" movies and "Tootsie" — as well as his lead role in the sitcom "Punky Brewster."

"Punky, hit the hay. You've gotta get some sleep if you're gonna grow up big and tall," "Punky Brewster" star Gaynes said. 

"I'm willing to stay short for one more day," the character Punky said.

Before his more well-known roles, he sang with the New York City Opera and performed on Broadway.

"I'm so glad that at least I gave some people in life a good feeling about themselves — or myself for that matter," Gaynes said in a KEYT inteview.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.

This video includes clips from Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures.

Featured Stories
A police officer watched trains arrive at a station in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Is Devoting More Resources To Its Missing Children

House Democrats

Democrats' Obamacare Celebrations Might Be Short-Lived

Pipeline protest

The Keystone XL Pipeline Still Faces At Least One Big Roadblock