Mark York, Billy Merchant on 'The Office,' Dies at 55

Actor’s other credits include “8 Simple Rules” and “CSI: New York”

Reid Nakamura

“The letters I get about the character are great,” York said in a 2010 interview with People. “One fan wrote, ” ‘You’re just trying to do your job and you shed light on how crazy office politics can be for [workers with disabilities] to interact with co-workers in a normal setting.’”

According to his obituary, York had been paraplegic since 1988.

His other acting credits include appearances on “8 Simple Rules” and “CSI: New York.” Most recently, he had been working as an inventor.

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