R. I. P. – Robert Loggia (1930 – 2015)

One of the most recognizable and dependable character actors on screen for the last 50 years, Robert Loggia has left a tremendous legacy on film and television. From appearances on such memorable early television series as Wagon Train, Naked CityThe Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color to such classic films as An Officer and a Gentlemen, Scarface, and Jagged Edge (for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination), Loggia brought credibility to every role, from mafia chieftains to military commanders. Though he usually played heavies and authority figures, Loggia had wicked comic timing that occasionally was put to good use.

Here’s the trailer from Innocent Blood, John Landis’s 1992 film where Loggia played a mafioso vampire…

and, on a lighter note,  the memorable piano scene from Big

 

R.I.P. Mr Loggia…

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