Freddie Prinze was an American actor and comedian born in 1954 in New York City, New York. He was famous for starring in the comedy Chico and the Man. Prinze was also known for his appearances on Jack Paar Tonite, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Midnight Special, and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. In 1977, Prinze committed suicide in Los Angeles, California at the age of 22. He was married to Kathy Elaine Prinze and his son was actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.