Marty Nedboy, dialogue coach who often guest-starred on the shows which employed him, died Oct. 21 in West Hills, Calif. as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. He was 77.

Nedboy grew up on New York’s Lower East Side, learning how to sneak into Broadway shows at a young age. 

After a career as a bookkeeper in New York’s garment district, he moved to Hollywood and was hired by his boyhood friend, director Howard Storm, to assist a young Robin Williams on “Mork & Mindy.” His credits as a dialogue coach include “Moonlighting,” “Murphy Brown,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “George Lopez.”

In addition to Robin Williams, he coached Jonathan Winters, Bruce Willis, Candice Bergen, Jay Thomas, Brooke Shields, Billy Connolly, Broadway leading lady Susan Egan, and George Lopez, with whom he spent the last six seasons.  “He was the funniest man I knew,” said Lopez. 

He also appeared on episodes of “Head of the Class,” “Love & War,” “Suddenly Susan” and “George Lopez.”