Daniel Escobar
Daniel Escobar in a scene from Lizzie McGuire. DisneyChannel

Daniel Escobar has died at the age of 49 in a Los Angeles hospital following complications from diabetes, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The actor is best known for his role of theatre teacher Mr. Escobar on the Disney Channel hit series, "Lizzie McGuire." Escobar had a recurring role on the series opposite Hilary Duff. In 2008, he earned the Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company production of "She Stoops To Comedy."

Escobar's other television credits included a recurring role on "Dharma & Greg" as Lorenzo de waiter, co-starring with Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson. Other television appearances included "NYPD Blue," "Saved By The Bell: The New Class," "Desperate Housewives," "Weeds," "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip," "Charmed" and "Two And A Half Men." His last credits on television were in 2011, for the sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother" as Professor Rodriguez and "Whitney" as a waiter.

Daniel Escobar also worked in film, in movies like "The Mexican" with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and the Ted Demme-directed movie "Blow" that starred Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Other film credits included "Not Forgotten," "The Human Contract" and "The Beautician And The Beast" with Fran Drescher. Trained in Shakespeare Theatre at Folger and a degree in fine arts from the Southern Methodist University, Escobar will always be remembered for his work on television and film. Watch his work on "Lizzie McGuire" as Mr. Escobar in the episode titled "Facts of Life" down below!

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