Actor Daniel Escobar, ‘Lizzie McGuire’ teacher, dies

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Daniel Escobar image from

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Actor Daniel Escobar, who played a teacher in “Lizzie McGuire,” died from complications of diabetes in Los Angeles last Friday, his agent said. He was 49.

Escobar is credited with acting in five episodes of the Disney TV series in 2001 and reprising the role in “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” in 2003.

His most recent role was as a waiter in a single episode of the NBC sitcom “Whitney” in 2011, according to the Internet Movie DataBase.

Escobar also portrayed a photographer in a “Desperate Housewives” episode in 2009, a chiropractor in “Two and a Half Men” in a 2003 episode, a chef in a 2002 episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” along with other guest appearances in episodes of “Weeds,” “Charmed” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

His resume includes four episodes of “Dharma & Greg” as Lorenzo the waiter between 1999 and 2002.

Escobar’s film roles include as Emilio Ochoa in the 2001 movie “Blow.”


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