The actor best known as Punky Brewster's father, has died.

FOX's Michelle Pollino commemorates the life of George Gaynes:

Actor George Gaynes has died at the age of 98, according to his daughter. Gaynes, who's career spanned several decades had many memorable roles, including Commandant Eric Lassard in the 'Police Academy' films.

(Police Academy) "I think you'll find the presentation interesting, as well as very, very stimulating."

Gaynes appeared in all seven 'Police Academy' films and in hundreds of television sitcoms and dramas, including the grouchy foster parent in the sitcom 'Punky Brewster'.

(Punky Brewster) "Don't you have something to show me? What would you like to see? A report card with nothing but A's on it."

Gaynes also starred in acclaimed films 'Tootsie,' 'The Way We Were,' and 'Wag the Dog'.

He retired in 2003.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.