0138 GMT February 18, 2020
He died of natural causes at his home in Burbank, California, according to a statement released by Theater West.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kaplan made his film debut in 1949's 'Adam's Rib' starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Known for his sarcastic and deadpan delivery, Kaplan was featured in a variety of films, TV shows and animated series throughout his 60+ year career, reported variety.com.
Apart from 'Top Cat', Kaplan was well-known for his recurring role on the CBS series 'Alice' as Henry Beesmeyer — a phone company employee named who often visited Mel's Diner. He also appeared in small roles in films such as 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World', 'The Great Race' and 'A New Kind of Love'.
In addition to acting, Kaplan served as AFTRA Los Angeles local president for eight years and Performers' Governor on the Television Academy. He was also a member of the California Artists Radio Theater, Motion Picture Academy and the Academy of New Musical Theater.