Gregory Sierra, ‘Barney Millerand ‘Sanford and Son’ attore, morto a 83

Gregory Sierra, 'Barney Miller' and 'Sanford and Son' actor, morto a 83

Actor Gregory Sierra ha morto all'età 83.

La stella, known for roles on hit 1970s sitcomsBarney Miller” e “Sanford e figlio,” died of cancer on Jan. 4 in Laguna Woods, Calif., a family spokesperson said, according to Deadline.

The native of Spanish Harlem in New York City worked at the National Shakespeare Company and in the New York Shakespeare Festival, and had parts in off-Broadway productions early in his career, secondo il rapporto.

Inoltre, he was a standby for the 1967 Broadway production ofThe Ninety Day Mistress.

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Actor Gregory Sierra has died of cancer at age 83. (Getty Images)

Actor Gregory Sierra has died of cancer at age 83. (Getty Images)

The actor then set his sights on Hollywood and made his first credited appearance on a 1969 episodio di “It Takes a Thief,” followed by a spot onMedical Center.

He’d also appear on high-profile shows like, “The Flying Nun,” “The Bill Cosby Show,” “Tutto in famiglia” e altro ancora.

His notable film credits include, “The Towering Inferno,” “Sotto il pianeta delle scimmie” and 1998’sVampires.

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Nel 1972, he came on board “Sanford e figlio” to play Julio Fuentes, a sidekick to Redd Foxx’s titular character, secondo Scadenza. He is credited with appearing in 12 Episodi, secondo IMDb.

Gregory Sierra in an episode of "Barney Miller." (Getty Images)

Gregory Sierra in an episode of “Barney Miller.” (Getty Images)

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He’d eventually play NYPD detective Sgt. Miguel “Chano” Amanguale on “Barney Miller” — with a cast that included Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, James Gregory, Max Gail and Steve Landesbergbefore embarking on a career full of guest spots on iconic shows likeMagnum, P.I.,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The X-Files,” “Ellen” e altro ancora.

Sierra’s final on-screen appearance came in the 2018 colpo “The Other Side of the Wind.

The outlet reports that he is survived by his wife Helene.

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