|Born||June 12, 1928 |
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Died||April 12, 1991|
|Last||The Godfather Part II|
Born in Oakland, California, he appeared on Broadway in Sticks and Bones, and The Price, among others. He acted often in television and was a prolific character actor in films, but his most prominent role was as Corleone family bodyguard Rocco Lampone in The Godfather, and again in The Godfather Part II. In 1966 he appeared in The Crazy Quilt, a quirky comedy directed by John Korty, an independent director, based on a story by Allen Wheelis and filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Following a long struggle with cancer, he died at 62 in 1991.