The entertainment world lost a tremendous talent Sunday (Feb. 2) when Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46. The Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony nominee may have been best known for his work in movies and on Broadway, but his career is bookended by TV.

Above, watch a short clip of Hoffman’s first role, on a 1991 episode of “Law & Order.” He was also set to star in Showtime’s new dramedy “Happyish,” which debuted a sizzle reel at the 2014 TCA winter press tour and which looked like yet another outstanding Hoffman project. Showtime did not release the sizzle reel online, but the network has released a statement about Hoffman’s passing:

“Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation’s finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time.”

Below, check out just a few of Hoffman’s great roles, including “Capote,” for which Hoffman won an Oscar and Golden Globe for best actor in 2006 (some NSFW language).

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."