Character actor also did voiceover work

Actor and voiceover artist C. Lindsay Workman died on April 24 in Claremont, Calif., following a brief illness. He was 88.

Workman did a range of voiceover work, creating characters for a series of animated “Garfield” specials and serving as the distinguished voice of Mercedes Benz commercials in the 1980s.

He began work as a television character actor in the late 1950s, with appearances on shows ranging from “Perry Mason” and “The Twilight Zone” to “Bonanza,” “Bewitched,” “The Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family.” He recurred on “The Donna Reed Show,” “Here Come the Brides,” “Police Woman,” “Owen Marshall” and daytime soap “The Young and the Restless.”

Film credits included “Westworld” and “Naked Gun 2 1/2.”

Workman was born in Pittsburgh and began his career in radio there. He studied literature and acting at Pomona College and Yale and was on the theater faculty of Scripps College in the 1950s.

Workman was a member of the Pioneer Broadcasters.

He is survived by two children and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at Seaver House, Pomona College, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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