The character actor appeared in many film and television across five decades, including roles in Ed Wood and Back to the Future.
[Norman Alden during filming of 'Andy', 1965]
He died on Friday (July 27) of natural causes at his place of residence in Los Angeles, his family has confirmed.
Alden starred in several hundred television episodes, commercials and movies throughout his career. He was known for playing tough men and authority figures.
He was perhaps best known for his role of Lou the mechanic in a series of AC Delco advertisements.
Alden played Coach Leroy Fedder in the 1970s TV show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Johnny Ringo in the 1955 western The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.
[Norman Alden with Johnny Depp during filming of 'Ed Wood']
He also provided his voice talents to a number of animated projects, including Kay in The Sword in the Stone, Aquaman and Green Arrow in Super Friends and Kranix in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie.
Later roles included Lou Caruthers, the owner of the coffee shop in 1955 in Back to the Future, and the colour-blind cameraman Bill in Ed Wood.
Alden is survived by his children Brent and Ashley, grandson Zooey and partner Linda Thieben.
His family are planning a celebration of his life and career in Los Angeles next month and in Fort Worth in September.