Kathy Roat, the wife of the late actor Richard Roat, is currently going through the toughest time of her life. Richard died on 5 August 2022 in Orange County, California. The actor was best known for his role in sitcoms such as Seinfeld and Friends. Let’s learn about the actor’s beloved wife in this article below.
This article covers her age, job, and social media reach.
Meet Seinfeld & Friends Actor Richard Roat Wife, Kathy Roat
Seinfeld & Friends actor Richard Roat died at the age of 89 and left behind his beloved wife Kathy Roat. Kathy and Richard married in 1982. They had recently celebrated their 40 years of marriage. In his obituary, Kathy has been mentioned as “the love of his life” and his “true soulmate”.
The obituary stated, “Their life together was a magical journey of travel, fun, laughter, and love. It was truly ‘An Affair to Remember’.” There isn’t much about their marriage and relationship. Moreover, the married couple doesn’t seem to share any children.
Richard Roat’s acting career was launched when he played Dr. Jerry Chandler in 172 episodes of the early 1960s soap opera The Doctors. He went on to make appearances in scores of other television shows, including Hawaii Five-O, Cheers, Happy Days, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, The F.B.I., Westworld, Kojak, St. Elsewhere, and many more.
Richard played Dr. Berg on Seinfeld opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Season 8 episode The Package, in which he referred to Elaine, a character played by Dreyfus, as a “difficult patient.” He portrayed Burt in “Friends,” a worried coworker who exposed Ross for dating a student. Roat made guest appearances on several sitcoms in the 1990s, including “Mad About You,” “Ellen,” “3rd Rock From the Sun,” and “7th Heaven throughout the latter stages of his career.
Richard had accumulated more than 135 performing roles across Broadway, film, and television. He performed on Broadway, at The Public Theatre in Central Park, The Huntington Hartford Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Richard had a lucrative practice as an entertainment tax preparer for over 50 years in addition to his illustrious acting career.
Is Kathy Roat Still Alive?
Yes, as of Aug 2022, Kathy Roat is still alive.
Kathy Roat Age
Born in August 1951, Kathy Roat is 71 years old.
Kathy Roat Job
Kathy Roat is a tax preparer by profession. She had co-founded Roat Richard Associates Inc. with her husband in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles in 1980. The company provides professional services and primarily specializes in accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities, and tax consultancy.
She and her husband have been serving their clients and they have four-star reviews on yelp.com. Their clients have left remarkable reviews like, “I’ve used Richard Roat and wife Kathy for over thirty years, highly competent, efficient and IRS compliant and knowledgeable, I don’t think there’s better. Shelly also, an assistant there, is the best.”
According to Indeed.com, a tax preparer makes around $22.85 per hour in California.
Is Kathy Roat On IG?
No, Kathy Roat is not on Instagram. However, she has a Facebook account (@kathy.roat.3) which contains not a single post.
Where Is Kathy Roat From?
Kathy Roat is a native of California. Inside the state, she has lived in various places like Riverside, Desert Hot Springs, Valley Village, and likely their current residence Sherman Oaks.
Moreover, some of her family members are Nancy Arntzen (Kathy’s sister-in-law), David Arntzen (Kathy’s brother), and Alexander Arntzen. Nancy and David both work as tax preparers. Nancy posted on her Instagram after Richard’s death where she wrote, “It is with great sadness to tell you our Brother-In-Law, Richard Roat suddenly left us Friday afternoon. He was a bright light with a big sense of humor, a brilliant mind that could answer just about all Jeopardy questions, entertain us with his acting to playing the violin but most of all loved his wife Kathy. He was a faithful Lakers & Angels fan and he would have been ecstatic that the Angels won Friday night. Now there is one more angel who will always be in our hearts but we will miss him very much.”
Meanwhile, Alexander, who is Kathy’s nephew and David and Nancy’s son, is a film composer of multiple genres, styles, and mediums. According to his IMDB, he graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was a Berklee Writing & Composition Scholar from 2009 – 2013. He also became the first recipient ever to receive the Berklee College of Music Campus Impact Award for the 9/11 Berklee Memorial Concert.
During the Summer of 2010, Alexander was honored to accept an internship with Hans Zimmer. In the Fall of 2010, Alexander was asked to write a new theme song for the PBS TV Series “Great Decisions”. Since the summer of 2012 Alexander has been writing additional music for Lifetime & SyFy TV Channels. In the Summer of 2013, Alexander had the privilege of interning for Danny Elfman and assisting with transcribing scores for his concert, “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton”. Alexander was also active within Berklee College of Music where he was the Vice President of the Film Scoring Network from 2010-2011 and the President from 2011-2013.
What Is Kathy Roat Maiden Name?
The maiden name of Kathy Roat is Arntzen.