Veteran character actor Joseph Campanella dies at 93

WION Web Team
USAUpdated: May 17, 2018, 07:19 AM IST
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Veteran character actor Joseph Campanella died aged 93 at his Sherman Oaks, California home on Wednesday, reported his daughter-in-law. 

The actor featured across five seasons of late ’60s and early ’70s crime drama “Mannix,” for which he earned a supporting actor Emmy nomination in 1968, and six seasons of ’70s sitcom “One Day at a Time.” He had a number of other co-starring roles on the small screen, including ’60s hospital drama “The Doctors and the Nurses,” the ’70s medical series “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” and ’80s primetime soap story “The Colbys.” 

Most recently, the actor was seen in a daily soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 1996 to 2005, “The Practice” and “That’s Life.”

Along with his on-screen roles, Campanella also established his name as a voice actor, voicing characters in ’90s animated shows “Spider-Man” and “Road Rovers,” along with narrating the “Discover” science series on Disney Channel. He appeared in three Broadway plays, with “The Captains and the Kings” in 1962, “A Gift of Time” in 1962, and “Hot Spot” in 1963. He won a nomination for a Tony for his performance in “A Gift of Time.”

Campanella is survived by Jill Campanella, his wife of 53 years, as well as his seven sons and eight grandchildren.