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Vincent Schiavelli dead at 57

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 26th 2005 1:40PM

vincent schiavelliThe name might not be familiar to you, but you will instantly recognize the face. The character actor died of lung cancer today in Italy at age 57.

Wow. That's young.

Schiavelli was in a ton of movies, from Ghost to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest to Tomorrow Never Dies. He was also in the films Amadeus, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Batman ReturnsValmont, and Man on the Moon. He was also in several TV series, including Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Family Guy, Dharma and Greg, Miami Vice, MacGyver, Melrose Place, Who's The Boss, Trapper John, M.D., Night Court, Taxi, and Moonlighting (he was once married to Allyce Beasley, who played Miss DiPesto). 

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Mr. Schiavelli was awesome. He's made many more character appearances in TV than he is credited for. It's hard to see some go who you've grown up seeing on tv/movies. He will be missed dearly. Does anyone know how he got lung cancer or how long he had it for? Since there was no news about it, his passing seemed totally unexpected.

December 28 2005 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is the world's loss. Schiavelli was one of the finest actors in the world. Every role he played, big or small, he made unique and interesting and he obviously honed his skill and loved his craft. Where's the justice? We are left with such a mediocre bunch of wannabes in the acting biz... and we lose such masters as this far too soon.

December 27 2005 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How could you leave out his role in the cult classic, "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension?" I say shame on you!

December 27 2005 at 1:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Toby OB

Schiavelli was one of those people for whom there should be laws insisting that they become actors. It was more than his look; he was a very talented man and the movies and TV shows will be poorer for the loss of his services.

December 26 2005 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
el publico

Check out this "healthy" picture of him..might have to scroll down some, this site is always updating with crazy stuff


December 26 2005 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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