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Robert Loggia
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Robert Loggia in 1983
Salvatore Loggia

(1930-01-03)January 3, 1930
DiedDecember 4, 2015(2015-12-04) (aged 85)
Resting place Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, California, U.S.
Alma mater Wagner College
University of Missouri
Northwestern University
OccupationActor, director
Years active1948–2015
Marjorie Sloan
(m. 1954;div. 1981)

Audrey O'Brien(m. 1982)
Children3 children, 1 stepdaughter [1]
Awards Saturn Award (1988)
Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2010)
Military career
AllegianceFlag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of War.png U.S. Army
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant

Salvatore "Robert" Loggia (January 3, 1930 – December 4, 2015) was an American actor and director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge (1985) and won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for Big (1988).

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In a career spanning over sixty years, Loggia performed in many films, including The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Scarface (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Oliver & Company (1988), Innocent Blood (1992), Independence Day (1996), Lost Highway (1997), Return to Me (2000), and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012). He also appeared on television series including the Walt Disney limited series, The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca (starring role-1958), [2] Mancuso, FBI (in which he starred-1989–1990), Malcolm in the Middle (2001), The Sopranos (2004), Men of a Certain Age (2011), and was also the star of the groundbreaking 1966–67 NBC martial arts / action series, T.H.E. Cat . [3] [4] [5] [6]

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The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the Biblical account about Jesus of Nazareth, from the Nativity through to the Ascension. Along with the ensemble cast, it marked Claude Rains's final film role.

<i>Revenge of the Pink Panther</i> 1978 film directed by Blake Edwards

Revenge of the Pink Panther is a 1978 British comedy film. It is the sixth film in The Pink Panther comedy film series. Released in 1978, it is the final on-set performance released during the lifetime of Peter Sellers, who died in 1980. It is also the last entry to be distributed solely by United Artists, which was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after the failure of Heaven's Gate which caused Transamerica Corporation to sell United Artists to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1981. The opening credits are animated by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises.

<i>An Officer and a Gentleman</i> 1982 film by Taylor Hackford

An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American romantic drama film starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, and Louis Gossett Jr., who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, making him the first African American to do so. It tells the story of Zack Mayo (Gere), a United States Navy Aviation Officer Candidate who is beginning his training at Aviation Officer Candidate School. While Zack meets his first true girlfriend during his training, a young "townie" named Paula (Winger), he also comes into conflict with the hard-driving Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley training his class.

Early life and education

Salvatore Loggia was born in Staten Island, New York City, New York, on January 3, 1930, [7] to Biagio Loggia, a shoemaker born in Palma di Montechiaro, Province of Agrigento, Sicily, and Elena Blandino, a homemaker born in Vittoria, Province of Ragusa, Sicily. [1] [8] [9] He grew up in the Little Italy neighborhood, where the family spoke Italian at home. He graduated from New Dorp High School before going to Wagner College. Later he started courses towards a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, but later still switched to drama courses with Alvina Krause at Northwestern University.

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After serving in the United States Army, he married Marjorie Sloan in 1954 and began a long career at the Actors Studio, studying under Stella Adler. [10]

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At age 25, he made his debut on Broadway in The Man with the Golden Arm in 1955. [10]

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Although Loggia made his first film in 1956, in an uncredited appearance, it was not until he was cast as a New Mexico lawman Elfego Baca, two years later, that he made a breakthrough in Hollywood. Loggia was a radio and TV anchor on the Southern Command Network in the Panama Canal Zone, and he came to prominence playing a real-life sheriff in The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, a series of Walt Disney TV shows. He later starred as the proverbial cat-burglar-turned-good circus artist Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat in a short-lived detective series called T.H.E. Cat , first broadcast in 1966. At first, T.H.E. Cat appeared to be a success, Loggia said: "We're drawing about a 30 per cent share of the audience, which NBC considers fine for a new show with a new star." [11] After NBC cancelled the series when viewing figures failed to deliver, Loggia went into a mid-life crisis—a "Dante-esque descent into the inferno", as he called it later. For six years his career foundered, and his marriage fell apart. Restless and unnerved, constantly riddled with self-doubt, a chance meeting with Audrey O'Brien was his saving grace. She helped him out of the crisis, and they later married. Despite playing Frank Carver on the CBS soap opera The Secret Storm [12] in 1972, he took a new course when he decided to begin a career in directing.

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He also carried on acting and amassed many television credits in a variety of roles, including appearances on Overland Trail , Target: The Corruptors! , The Untouchables , The Eleventh Hour , Breaking Point , Combat! , Custer , Columbo , Ellery Queen , The High Chaparral , Gunsmoke , Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea , The Big Valley , The Wild Wild West , Rawhide , Little House on the Prairie ,"The Rockford Files", Starsky & Hutch , Charlie's Angels , Magnum, P.I. , Quincy, M.E. , Kojak , Hawaii Five-0 , The Bionic Woman , Falcon Crest , Frasier , The Sopranos , Monk , and Oliver Stone's miniseries Wild Palms .

Robert Loggia as T.H.E. Cat (1966). Robert Loggia 1966.jpg
Robert Loggia as T.H.E. Cat (1966).

The director Blake Edwards often cast Loggia in his films in minor or supporting roles. These included Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978); S.O.B. (1981), which was a satire about Hollywood; and the Pink Panther sequels.

Loggia also acted in several widely acclaimed films such as An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Scarface (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), and Independence Day (1996). Other films starring Loggia include Over The Top (1987), Necessary Roughness (1991), and Return to Me (2000).

Loggia was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of crusty private detective Sam Ransom in the crime thriller Jagged Edge (1985). He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, his first such honor, for portraying FBI agent Nick Mancuso in the TV series Mancuso, FBI (1989–1990), a follow-up to the previous year's miniseries Favorite Son (1988). Loggia appeared as a mobster in multiple films, including Bill Sykes, the immoral loanshark and shipyard agent in Disney's animated film Oliver & Company (1988), Salvatore "The Shark" Macelli in John Landis' Innocent Blood (1992), Mr. Eddy in David Lynch's Lost Highway (1997), and Don Vito Leoni in David Jablin's The Don's Analyst (1997). Additionally, he played violent mobster Feech La Manna in several episodes of The Sopranos .

In 1998, Loggia appeared in a television commercial lampooning obscure celebrity endorsements. In it, a young boy names Loggia as someone he would trust to recommend Minute Maid orange-tangerine blend. Loggia instantly appears and endorses the drink, to which the boy exclaims, "Whoa, Robert Loggia!" [13] The commercial was later referenced in a Malcolm in the Middle episode in which Loggia made a guest appearance as "Grandpa Victor" (for which he received his second Emmy nomination); in it, Loggia drinks some orange juice, then spits it out and complains about the pulp.

In addition to voicing Sykes in Disney's Oliver & Company, Loggia had several other voice acting roles, in multiple media, including: Admiral Petrarch in the computer game FreeSpace 2 (1999), the narrator of the Scarface: The World is Yours (2006) game adaptation and the anime movie The Dog of Flanders (1997), crooked cop Ray Machowski in the video game Grand Theft Auto III (2001), and a recurring role on the Adult Swim animated TV comedy series Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004–2006). [14]

In August 2009, Loggia appeared in one of Apple's Get a Mac advertisements. The advertisement features Loggia as a personal trainer hired by PC to get him back on top of his game.[ citation needed ] On October 26, 2009, announced Loggia had joined the cast of the TNT series Men of a Certain Age . [15]

Loggia also appeared several times in the series Family Guy as himself, denoting the passage of time in boring events. The script would cut away to Loggia saying "Eight f***ing hours later", then back to the story, further along in the plot. In 2012, Loggia portrayed Saint Peter during his final imprisonment in The Apostle Peter and the Last Supper . Loggia partnered with Canadian entrepreneur Frank D'Angelo from 2013, appearing in three films (Real Gangsters, The Big Fat Stone, and No Depo$it), with a fourth film in production (Sicilian Vampire) at the time of Loggia's death.[ citation needed ]

Loggia served as a director for episodes of Quincy M.E. , Magnum, P.I. , and Hart to Hart .

Loggia reprised his role from Independence Day, General William Grey, in a cameo appearance alongside his wife, Audrey, in the 2016 sequel Independence Day: Resurgence , filmed shortly before his death. The film was released posthumously and dedicated to him.

Personal life

Robert and wife Audrey at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival Audrey and Robert Loggia.jpg
Robert and wife Audrey at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival

Loggia was married to Marjorie Sloan from 1954 to 1981, with whom he had three children. Loggia and Sloan were divorced in 1981. [1]

In 1982, Loggia married Audrey O'Brien, a business executive and the mother of his stepdaughter Cynthia Marlette. Loggia and O'Brien remained married until his death in 2015. [1]

Illness and death

In 2010, Loggia was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. [16] He died on December 4, 2015, of complications from the disease, at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the age of 85. [16] [17]

Honors and recognitions

In 2010, Loggia was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts. [18]

On December 17, 2011, Loggia was honored by his alma mater, the University of Missouri, with an honorary degree for his career and his humanitarian efforts. [19]



1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me Frankie Peppo Uncredited
1957 The Garment Jungle Tulio Renata
1958 Cop Hater Detective Steve Carelli
The Lost Missile Dr. David Loring
1963 Cattle King Johnny Quatro
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Joseph
1966 The Three Sisters Solyony
Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law Elfego Baca
1969 Che! Faustino Morales
1974 Two Missionaries Marches Gonzaga
  • Credited as Roberto Loggia.
1977 Speedtrap Spillano
First Love John March
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther Al Marchione
1980 The Ninth Configuration Lt. Bennish
Flatfoot in Egypt Edward Burns
1981 S.O.B. Herb Maskowitz
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman Byron Mayo [20]
Trail of the Pink Panther Bruno Langois
1983 Psycho II Dr. Bill Raymond
Curse of the Pink Panther Bruno Langois
Scarface Frank Lopez
1985 Prizzi's Honor Eduardo Prizzi
Jagged Edge Sam Ransom
1986 Armed and Dangerous Michael Carlino
That's Life! Father Baragone
1987 Over the Top Jason Cutler
Hot Pursuit Mac MacClaren
The Believers Lt. Sean McTaggert
Gaby: A True Story Michel Brimmer
Amazon Women on the Moon Gen. McCormickUncredited
Segment "The Unknown Soldier"
1988 Big Mr. MacMillan
Oliver and Company Sykes
  • Voice
1989 Relentless Bill Malloy
Triumph of the Spirit Father Arouch
1990 Opportunity Knocks Milt Malkin
1991 The Marrying Man Lew Horner [21]
Necessary Roughness Coach Wally Rig
1992 Gladiator Pappy Jack
Innocent Blood Sallie "The Shark" Macelli
Spies Inc.Mac
1993 Lifepod Director Banks
1994 Bad Girls Frank Jarrett
The Last TattooCmdr. Conrad Dart
I Love Trouble Matt Greenfield
1995 Coldblooded Gordon
Man with a Gun Philip Marquand
1996 Independence Day General William Grey
1997 Lost Highway Mr. Eddy / Dick Laurent
Smilla's Sense of Snow Moritz Jasperson
The Dog of Flanders Grandpa JehanEnglish dub
The Don's Analyst Don Vito Leoni
1998 Wide Awake Grandpa Beal
The Proposition Hannibal Thurman
Holy Man John McBainbridge
Hard Time Connie Martin [22] [23]
1999 The Suburbans Jules
American Virgin Ronny
2000 Return to Me Angelo Pardipillo
2001Dodson's JourneyOpti Dodson
The Shipment Frank Colucci
All Over AgainZack
2005 The Deal Jared Tolson
2006 Funny Money Feldman
Rain Jake Marvin
Forget About It Carl Campobasso [24]
Wild SevenMackey Willis
2008The Boneyard Collection
The Least Of TheseFather William Jennings
2009 Shrink Dr. Robert Carter
Obituary of the SunSamuel Levine
2011FakeSeamus White
The Grand TheftGeneral McAvoy
The Great FightDr. Salvatore Reno
The Life ZoneJohn Lation / Satan
2012 Apostle Peter and the Last Supper Apostle Peter
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Tommy Schlaaang
The Diary of Preston PlummerJohn Percy
Margarine WarsGrandpa Griswold
2013 Real Gangsters Gaitanno 'Tanno'
2014SnapshotPaul Grady
Scavenger KillersDr. Montgomery
An Evergreen Christmas Pops
The Big Fat Stone Father Walter
2015Bleeding HeartsSheriff Wilson
No Deposit Sydney Fischer
Sicilian Vampire Santino Trafficante Sr.
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence William Grey [25] Cameo
Posthumous release
The Red Maple Leaf Patrick Adams SeniorPosthumous release
2017Cries of the UnbornMr. LationPosthumous release


1959 Wagon Train Jose Maria MoranEpisode: "The Jose Maria Moran Story"
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Tom GrantEpisode: "The Hand"
1962 The Untouchables Leo MenckenEpisode: "Takeover"
1963 Alfred Hitchcock Presents DriverEpisode: "You'll Be the Death of Me"
1965 Combat! EtienneEpisode: "The Tree of Moray"
1965 Gunsmoke Lieutenant Cal TrippEpisode: "Chief Joseph"
1965 The Wild Wild West Warren TrevorEpisode: "The Night of Sudden Death"
1966–1967 T.H.E. Cat Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat26 episodes
1968 The Big Valley Vern HicksonEpisode: "The Profit and the Lost"
1968 The High Chaparral ChioEpisode: "The Deceivers"
1974 Mannix Mexican Police InspectorEpisode: “Bird of Prey”
1975 Starsky & Hutch Ben ForestEpisode: “The Fix”
1976 Columbo HarryEpisode: "Now You See Me"
1976 The Moneychangers Tony Bear2 episodes
1976 The Rockford Files Manny ArturisEpisode: "Drought at Indianhead River"
1976 Wonder Woman Hans EichlerEpisode: "Wonder Woman vs Gargantua"
1977The Rockford FilesManny ArturisEpisode: "Beamer's Last Case"
1977 Raid on Entebbe Yigal Allon
  • Television film
1978The Rockford FilesRussell NevittEpisode: "Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead"
1980, 1986 Magnum, P.I. Philippe Trusseau3 episodes
1982 A Woman Called Golda Anwar Sadat TV miniseries
1982 Little House on the Prairie Thomas StarkEpisode: "Rage"
1983–1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. Yuri Bukharin16 episodes
1987 Echoes in the Darkness Jay Smith2 episodes
1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 William Kunstler Television film
1988 Favorite Son Nick MancusoEpisode: "Part One"
1989–1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Nick Mancuso20 episodes
1991 Sunday Dinner Ben Benedict6 episodes
1993 Wild Palms Senator Anton Kreutzer5 episodes
1993 Mercy Mission: the Rescue of Flight 771 Gordon Vette Television film
1994 Picture Windows MerceEpisode: "Armed Response"
1999 Joan of Arc Father Monet2 episodes
2000 Malcolm in the Middle VictorEpisode: "The Grandparents"
2000 Frasier StefanoEpisode: "The Three Faces of Frasier"
2000 The Outer Limits Justice Earl ClaytonEpisode: "Final Appeal"
2000 Touched by an Angel Chandler CrowneEpisode: "Restoration"
2003 Queens Supreme Judge Thomas O'Neill13 episodes
2004 The Sopranos Feech La Manna 4 episodes
2006 Tom Goes to the Mayor Lew Petersen (voice)Episode: "Saxman"
2008 Monk Louie FlynnEpisode: "Mr. Monk Takes a Punch"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Boatswain's Mate, Ed McKay, 1st ClassEpisode: "Ho'apano"
2010–2011 Men of a Certain Age Artie3 episodes
2011, 2013 Family Guy Himself (voice)2 episodes

Video games

1999 Freespace 2 Adm. Petrarch
2001 Grand Theft Auto III Ray Machowski
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Narrator, Civilian

Awards and nominations

1985 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor Jagged Edge Nominated [16]
1988 Cable ACE Award Best Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic SpecialConspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8Nominated
1988 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Big Won [26]
1990 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Mancuso, F.B.I. Nominated
1992 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best Actor Innocent Blood Nominated
2001Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle Nominated

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Isaac Stanford Jolley was an American character actor of film and television, primarily in western roles as cowboys, law-enforcement officers, or villains. Recognized by his slight build, narrow face, and pencil-thin moustache, Jolley appeared some five hundred times on the large or small screen.


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