William Schallert has died at the age of 93 at his home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. The actor was best known for his work as Martin Lane on the hit series The Patty Duke Show which aired on ABC from 1963 until 1966. His son Edwin confirmed his passing with The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. 2004 he was placed on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Dads list. He placed number 39. He starred as Martin Lane of Patty Lane (played by Duke) and the uncle of her level-headed twin cousin Cathy (also Duke) on The Patty Duke Show. Before that show, he was on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which ran from 1959 until 1963. He then played a Mississippi mayor Webb Schubert in the 1967 Oscar-winning best picture In the Heat of the Night. The actor also popped up on Get Smart; Leave It to Beaver; Dream On, The New Gidget;The Wild, Wild West; Star Trek; and True Blood. 'In 1959, I probably set an individual record. I worked 57 times in [that] year; that’s more than once a week!' he told the Archive of American Television in a 2012 interview.