Art Metrano, star of 'Police Academy' films, dood by 84

Art Metrano, 'n stand-up komediant wat veral bekend is vir sy rol as meedoënlose polisiekaptein Ernie Mauser in twee “Polisie Akademie” films, is oorlede op die ouderdom van 84.

Die akteur is in sy huis in Aventura aan natuurlike oorsake dood, Florida on Wednesday, his son, Harry Metrano, vertel Die Hollywood-verslaggewer.
Op Donderdag, Metrano paid tribute to his father by sharing a carousel of pictures of them together on Instagram.
    Art Metrono (C) as Captain Ernie Mauser in 1985's "Polisie Akademie 2: Their First Assignment&amkwotasieot;

    Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad. He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him,” the accompanying caption read.
      He’s fought and won so much over the years that I always viewed him as indestructible, but the truth is we don’t live forever on earth, but a person’s spirit can live forever within you.
        Metrano continued: “Dad, you will always be a part of me and I will continue to live out your legacy. When someone came up with the quote, ‘legends never die,’ I’m pretty sure they were talking about you dad. I love you and miss you so much! One day I’ll see you again. Rest in Paradise. You’re now my guardian angel. ”
        Art Metrano’s acting career spanned almost three decades after he landed his first acting gig in the 1961 riller “Rocket Attack U.S.A.
          But his big break came in 1970, when he appeared as a stand-up onThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
          His most memorable performance was in the 1985 Fliek “Polisie Akademie 2: Their First Assignmentas long-suffering police boss Ernie Mauser. He reprised the role a year later with “Polisie Akademie 3: Back in Training.
          Benewens die “Polisie Akademie” franchise, Metrano’s big-screen credits include the 1969 Jane Fonda feature filmThey Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “The Heartbreak Kid” en “History of the World: Part I.
            The Brooklyn-born actor was also familiar face on TV, with guest appearances in shows such as ABC sitcomJoanie Loves Chachi,” “Almal in die gesin” en “Bewitched.
            In 1989, his acting career was disrupted when he fell off a ladder while working on the roof of his house and broke his neck. He later turned the life-changing experience into a one-man stage show calledMetrano’s Accidental Comedy,” which he performed in a wheelchair and on crutches.

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