The rotund character actor, best known for his role in Entourage, died in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday (27Jul10). He was believed to have been battling a kidney ailment.
Appearing in dozens of movies and TV shows since beginning his career in 1975, Chaykin became recognisable for his larger-than-life characters, appearing in Dances With Wolves, My Cousin Vinny, The Mask of Zorro and A Life Less Ordinary.
He found new fame playing Harvey Weingard – a parody of producer Harvey Weinstein – in hit TV show Entourage between 2005 and 2007.
Chaykin is survived by his actress wife Susannah Hoffmann and a daughter, Rose.