LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — TMZ is reporting the death of actor Dave Madden, best known for playing “Partridge Family” manager Reuben Kincaid in the 70s era sitcom.

Madden was 82.

READ MORE: 4 Horses Die At Southland Race Tracks In 4 Days

The Canadian-born actor was also known for playing Earl on “Alice” (1978-85) and for often appearing on such shows as “Laugh-In” and “Love, American Style.”

Madden played the Partridge family’s put-upon and often beleaguered manager. Reuben who was no fan of kids, was usually out-witted by little Danny played by Danny Bonaduce.

On Twitter, Bonaduce Thursday said he and Madden got along famously.

READ MORE: NLCS Game 3 Preview: How The Dodgers Can Turn It Around

The sitcom (which ran on ABC from 1970-74) was loosely based on the real-life musical band “The Cowsills.”

Madden authored his life story in 2009. The book was titled “Reuben On Wry — The Memoirs Of Dave Madden.”

In a candid and funny 2008 interview promoting his book’s upcoming release, Madden was asked what he liked most about playing Reuben.

MORE NEWS: 2 LAPD Officers, 4 Others Hospitalized After Downtown LA Crash

“The money!” he said, “Any TV actor who answers differently is probably lying. Face it, it’s not exactly Shakespeare.”