Joseph Wiseman, the actor who played the sinister scientist and title character of Dr. No in the first James Bond feature film, has died. He was 91.

Wiseman, who had been in declining health, died at his home in Manhattan on Monday, his daughter Martha Graham Wiseman said.

A screen and stage actor, Wiseman’s film credits include Detective Story (1951) and The Unforgiven (1960). He also had guest roles on the television shows Law & Order, The Streets of San Francisco, The Twilight Zone, and The Untouchables, according to New York Times.

He is best known, however, for his villainous role in Dr. No. The 1962 film introduced Sean Connery as James Bond and also starred Ursula Andress.

Wiseman was born in Montreal on May 15, 1918, and moved to the U.S. when he was a boy. He started acting when he was a teenager.