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Joseph Campanella


Born - 21 November 1924, New York City, USA
Died - 16 May 2018

Tall, craggy American actor of Sicilian parentage with wavy dark hair and 'carved' features, a stalwart of TV drama for more than 50 years. After wartime service with the US navy, he studied architecture, but turned to drama in his mid twenties and began a prolific TV career in the early 1950s. Film appearances, mostly in cuttingly serious roles, began almost a decade later: Murder, Inc (1960), The Young Lovers (1964), The St Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Ben (1972), Love Child (1974), Sky Heist (1975), Mission to Glory (1977), Meteor (1979), Defiance (1980), Earthbound (1981), Steel Justice (1987), The Game (1988), A Show of Force (1990), Last Call (1991), Dead Girls Don't Tango (1992), Save Me (1994), The Glass Cage (1996), James Dean: Race With Destiny (1997), Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain (1999), The Dukes (2007), For Heaven's Sake (2008) and Lost Dream (2009), his last. The younger brother of actor Frank Campanella, who died in 2006, he had seven children.