Tony Swartz

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Tony Swartz (born September 24, 1943 in Iowa as Russell Anthony Swartz; died September 27, 2016 in Missouri) [1] was an American actor whose roles include Flight Sergeant Jolly on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. [2]

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Swartz appeared in episodes of The Golden Girls , Kojak and The Invisible Man television series, as well as in a number of television movies.

The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons. The show stars Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as four older women who share a home in Miami, Florida. It was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, in association with Touchstone Television, and Paul Junger Witt. Tony Thomas and Harris served as the original executive producers.

<i>Kojak</i> American television series starring Telly Savalas

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The Invisible Man, the second television series with this title, debuted in the US in 1975 on NBC and starred David McCallum as the scientist Daniel Westin and Melinda Fee as his wife, Dr. Kate Westin. The series was created by Harve Bennett. A pilot TV movie initially aired in May 1975 and was followed by a 12-episode series later that year.

In 1978, he was cast in Battlestar Galactica, as Flight Sergeant Jolly, the loyal Colonial Warrior and pilot, who was a close friend to Lieutenant Boomer.

Lieutenant Boomer, later known as Colonel Boomer, was a character on the 1978-1979 television series Battlestar Galactica and its spin-off series Galactica 1980. He was portrayed on both series by Herbert Jefferson Jr. Boomer was a lieutenant in the Colonial Service, an officer with a background in engineering and communications. He was also an ace Colonial Viper pilot, and had pulled a tour of duty in the frozen environment of Ice Station Thule; this made Boomer useful for similar missions in the series, such as in the episode Gun on Ice Planet Zero.

Swartz worked on a number of documentary and promotional films.

In addition to acting, his roles in television and film production included working as a location scout, and as a driver.

Married to Helen Blume, his daughter is Kathryn Swartz.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1976 Dynasty Harry BlackwoodTV movie
1978Battlestar GalacticaFlight Sergeant Jolly
1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica Flight Sergeant JollyTV Series, 21 episodes
1980 Schizoid BartenderUncredited

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References

  1. "TONY SWARTZ - Obituary". Legacy.com. October 2, 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  2. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 79. ISBN   978-0-7864-6477-7.