Alan Arkin, the wry character actor who displayed his ability to play comedy and drama by receiving 4 Academy Award

won an Oscar in 2007 for "Little Miss Sunshine,"

His three sons Adam, Matthew and Anthony confirmed his death via the publicist for the actor on Friday.

Arkin was a member of Chicago's renowned Second City comedy group

Arkin was an immediate success in films including his Cold War spoof "The Russians Are Coming,

when he earned his nomination for best supporting actor in the critically acclaimed 2006 film "Little Miss Sunshine."

In recent times, he appeared in a role with Michael Douglas in the Netflix comedy series "The Kominsky Method,"

"Alan's never had an identifiable screen personality because he just disappears into his characters," director Norman Jewison of "The Russians are Coming" has observed.

The 1968 film "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," in where he played an empathetic man who couldn't speak or hear, made Arkin's name in Hollywood.

Born in the Brooklyn borough Brooklyn He and his family that included two brothers younger than him, relocated into Los Angeles when he was eleven.