Dick Gautier, the comedic actor who played Hymie the Robot on \u201cGet Smart,\u201d died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Arcadia, California, after a long illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 85. Dick Gautier, the comedic actor who played Hymie the Robot on \u201cGet Smart,\u201d died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Arcadia, California, after a long illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 85.The actor with good looks may be remembered best by audiences as Hymie the Robot from the 1960s TV spy spoof \u201cGet Smart.\u201d Although he only appeared in six episodes over the course of four seasons, the literal-minded automaton was a hit with fans and served as best man at Max\u2019s wedding to Agent 99.Gautier enjoyed a lengthy career with other notable comedic roles including the Elvis Presley-inspired Conrad Birdie in the original Broadway production of \u201cBye, Bye Birdie.\u201d He was nominated for a Tony Award in 1960.He later went on to star as Robin Hood on \u201cGet Smart\u201d co-creator Mel Brooks\u2019 1975 TV series, \u201cWhen Things Were Rotten.\u201d Although the series was critically acclaimed, it was not popular and was canceled after 13 episodes.Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Culver City, California, he served in the U.S. Navy. Following his discharge, he pursued a career in stand-up comedy. He played nightclubs around the country before \u201cBye, Bye, Birdie\u201d launched his acting career.In addition to guest-star appearances on sitcoms, he was a frequent game show panelist. Beginning in the 1980s, he became involved with voice-over work, playing the part of Rodimus Prime on \u201cTransformers\u201d and Serpentor on the \u201cG.I. Joe\u201d animated series.Before and throughout his acting career, he was also a successful cartoonist, known for celebrity caricatures, and an author of several instructional drawing books.Despite being handsome and charming, he never became an outright star. However, he relished his role as a character actor.\u201cI am a fan of all those character men,\u201d he told interviewer Kliph Nesteroff, \u201cYou love them and when they come on screen you go, \u2018Oh, good! I\u2019m going to have a good time.\u2019\u201dGautier is survived by his three children.We invite you to share condolences for Dick Gautier in our Guest Book.