Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Another loss in the ranks of "veteran character actors"... Frank Campanella died December 30 at the age of 87. He had worked in films and tv since 1949, almost always playing the imposing tough guy (after all, he was 6 ft, 5 in. tall). He was one of a half dozen or so actors who probably played more cops than any other actors (guys like Ken Lynch and William Boyett). He could occasionally do comedy, but was most often seen in dramatic roles. The New York-born actor continued to work up until a couple years ago. Among his survivors are his younger actor brother, Joseph Campanella.