Harvey Atkin, the Canadian actor who played the summer camp director Morty in “Meatballs,” has died. He was 74.

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Atkin’s longtime agent Larry Goldhar said Tuesday that Atkin died Monday in Toronto night following a battle with cancer. Atkin appeared in more than 90 episodes of “Cagney & Lacey” as Sgt. Ronald Coleman, and he appeared frequently as Judge Alan Ridenour on “Law & Order.”

But many knew him best for his breakout role in Ivan Reitman’s 1979 Bill Murray comedy. His mustached, bespectacled Morty Melnick — a heavy sleeper — was the target of numerous pranks by the camp counselors. The movie ended with Morty waking up on a raft in the middle of a lake.

Atkin is survived by his wife, Celia, his daughter, Lisa, and his son Danny.