Canadian actor Maury Chaykin died early Tuesday morning--the day of his birthday, the Associated Press reports. His manager, Paul Hemrend, said the longtime character actor died at a Toronto hospital with family surrounding him.

Mark McKinney, a producer on Chyakin's most recent HBO Canada series, said the actor died following kidney problems.

"He was one of our greatest actors," said McKinney. "Maury's an actor of unparalleled gifts, you cannot learn what he had in spades - you could study for 1,000 years. He had an incredible gift, an instant quickness."

Quite possibly Chaykin's most notable role was his over-the-top Harvey Weinstein parody on HBO's 'Entourage.' He also had memorable roles in many films including 'Dances With Wolves,' 'A Life Less Ordinary,' 'Mystery, Alaska,' 'My Cousin Vinny' and 'The Mask of Zorro.'