Barney Martin, Seinfeld's father on Seinfeld Show, dies
March, 26; 2005. By
Barney Martin, best known as Seinfeld's father on Seinfeld Show, died of cancer this Monday. Barney, who got famous by playing Seinfeld's father role on tv, had been a NY detective earlier in his life.

Though he had been having several official jobs during his lifetime, he got to the entertainment industry when he was in his 30s. He then became script writer and later on, actor. He has been starring in many tv comedies and musicals, but he finally got the popularity by playing Seinfeld's retired father