Salvatore "Robert" Loggia (January 3, 1930 – December 4,
2015) was an American actor and director. He was nominated for the
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life
3.1 Illness and death
4 Honors and recognitions 5 Filmography
5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Video games
6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links
Early life and education
Salvatore Loggia (Italian pronunciation: [<salvaˈtoːre
ˈlɔddʒa]), an Italian American, was born in Staten Island, New York
on January 3, 1930, to Biagio Loggia, a shoemaker born in Palma di
Montechiaro, Agrigento, Sicily, and Elena Blandino, a homemaker born
in Vittoria, Ragusa, Sicily. He grew up in the Little Italy
neighborhood, where the family spoke Italian at home. He attended New
Dorp High School before going to Wagner College. Later he started
courses towards a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri,
but later still switched to drama courses with
Alvina Krause at
After serving in the United States Army, he married Marjorie Sloan in
1954, and began a long career at the Actors Studio, studying under
At age 25, he made his debut on Broadway in The Man With the Golden
Arm in 1955.
Although Loggia made his first film in 1956, in an uncredited
appearance, it was not until he was cast as a New Mexico lawman Elfego
Baca, two years later, that he gained a breakthrough in Hollywood.
Loggia was a radio and TV anchor on the
Southern Command Network in
the Panama Canal Zone, and he came to prominence playing a real-life
sheriff in Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, a series of Walt Disney TV
shows. He later starred as the proverbial cat-burglar-turned-good
circus artist, Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat, in a short-lived detective
series called T.H.E. Cat, first broadcast in 1966. At first, T.H.E.
Cat appeared to be a success, Loggia said: "We're drawing about a 30
per cent share of the audience, which
Robert and wife Audrey at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival
Loggia was married to Marjorie Sloan from 1954 to 1981, with whom he had three children: Tracey (an actress), John (a production designer), and Kristina (an actress). Loggia and Sloan were divorced in 1981. In 1982, Loggia married Audrey O'Brien, a business executive and the mother of his stepdaughter Cynthia Marlette. Loggia and O'Brien remained married until his death in 2015. Illness and death In 2010, Loggia was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He died on December 4, 2015, of complications from the disease, at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the age of 85. Honors and recognitions In 2010, Loggia was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts. On December 17, 2011, Loggia was honored by his alma mater, the University of Missouri, with an honorary degree for his career and his humanitarian efforts. Filmography Film
Year Title Role Notes
1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me Frankie Peppo Uncredited.
The Garment Jungle
American crime film noir, directed by
1958 Cop Hater Detective Steve Carelli American police procedural film, based on the 1956 novel Cop Hater by Ed McBain
The Lost Missile Dr. David Loring Science fiction film, directed by William A. Berke's son, Lester Wm. Berke, who had come up with the original story.
1963 Cattle King Johnny Quatro
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Joseph American epic film, produced and directed by George Stevens.
1966 The Three Sisters Solyony Directed by Paul Bogart.
Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law Elfego Baca
1974 Two Missionaries Marches Gonzaga
Credited as Roberto Loggia. An Italian action comedy.
1977 Speedtrap Spillano A police chase action film.
First Love John March American romance film.
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther Al Marchione The sixth film in The Pink Panther comedy film series.
1980 The Ninth Configuration Lt. Bennish
Also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane. American film, directed by William Peter Blatty.
Flatfoot in Egypt Edward Burns
Known as Piedone d'Egitto in Italy. A 1980 Italian "poliziottesco"-comedy film, directed by Steno.
1981 S.O.B. Herb Maskowitz American film comedy, written and directed by Blake Edwards.
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman Byron Mayo American drama/romance film.
Trail of the Pink Panther Bruno Langois The seventh film in The Pink Panther series.
1983 Psycho II Dr. Bill Raymond
American psychological horror film, directed by Richard Franklin, and written by Tom Holland. It is the first sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and the second film in the Psycho series.
Curse of the Pink Panther Bruno Langois
Curse attempted to relaunch the series with a new lead, Ted Wass, as
bumbling American detective Clifton Sleigh, assigned to find the
missing Inspector Clouseau.
The film features a cameo by
Scarface Frank Lopez American crime drama film, directed by Brian De Palma, and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name.
1985 Prizzi's Honor Eduardo Prizzi American film, directed by John Huston.
Jagged Edge Sam Ransom American courtroom thriller, written by Joe Eszterhas, and directed by Richard Marquand.
1986 Armed and Dangerous Michael Carlino American action-crime comedy film, directed by Mark L. Lester.
That's Life! Father Baragone
1987 Over the Top Jason Cutler
Sport-drama film produced, and directed by Menahem Golan. Screenplay was written by Stirling Silliphant and Sylvester Stallone.
Hot Pursuit Mac MacClaren American-Mexican action comedy film, directed by Steven Lisberger, and written by Lisberger and Steven Carabatsos.
The Believers Lt. Sean McTaggert A horror/neo-noir film, directed by John Schlesinger.
Gaby: A True Story Michel Brimmer American-Mexican drama biographical film, directed by Luis Mandoki.
Amazon Women on the Moon Gen. McCormick
(segment "The Unknown Soldier"), Uncredited. American satirical comedy film, that parodies the experience of watching low-budget movies on late-night television.
1988 Big Mr. MacMillan American fantasy comedy film, directed by Penny Marshall
Oliver and Company Sykes
Voice. American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film.
1989 Relentless Bill Malloy American crime film, directed by William Lustig.
Triumph of the Spirit Father Arouch
American film, directed by Robert M. Young. A remake of the Slovak film, The Boxer and Death, directed by Peter Solan.
1990 Opportunity Knocks Milt Malkin Comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie.
1991 The Marrying Man Lew Horner
Also known as Too Hot to Handle in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Necessary Roughness Coach Wally Rig American sports comedy film, directed by Stan Dragoti in his final film.
1992 Gladiator Pappy Jack American sports drama film, directed by Rowdy Herrington.
Innocent Blood Sallie "The Shark" Macelli
Also known in some regions as A French Vampire in America. American crime comedy horror film, directed by John Landis, and written by Michael Wolk.
Spies Inc. Mac
1993 Lifepod Director Banks
1994 Bad Girls Frank Jarrett Western film, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, from a screenplay by Ken Friedman and Yolande Turner.
The Last Tattoo Cmdr. Conrad Dart
I Love Trouble Matt Greenfield
1995 Coldblooded Gordon Black comedy/thriller film about hitmen, directed by Wallace Wolodarsky.
Man with a Gun Philip Marquand
1996 Independence Day General William Grey American epic science fiction disaster film, co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich.
1997 Lost Highway Mr. Eddy / Dick Laurent French-American neo noir psychological mystery thriller, written and directed by David Lynch.
Smilla's Sense of Snow Moritz Jasperson Released in the United Kingdom under the original 1992 novel title in Danish title: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne.
The Dog of Flanders Grandpa Jehan
Japanese anime film. Voice. English version.
The Don's Analyst Don Vito Leoni
The Proposition Hannibal Thurman
Holy Man John McBainbridge Comedy film, directed by Stephen Herek.
Hard Time Connie Martin American crime film, directed by, and starring Burt Reynolds.
1999 The Suburbans Jules Comedy-drama that satirizes the 1980s revival hype around the turn of the 21st century.
American Virgin Ronny Directed by Jean-Pierre Marois.
2000 Return to Me Angelo Pardipillo Romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Bonnie Hunt.
2001 Dodson's Journey Opti Dodson
The Shipment Frank Colucci
All Over Again Zack
Grand Theft Auto III Ray Machowski Video game
2005 The Deal Jared Tolson Political thriller film, directed by Harvey Kahn.
2006 Funny Money Feldman Comedy film, directed by Leslie Greif.
Rain Jake Marvin
Directed by Craig DiBona. The screenplay was written by Andrew Neiderman, based on the novel by V. C. Andrews.
Forget About It Carl Campobasso Directed by BJ Davis.
Wild Seven Mackey Willis
2008 The Boneyard Collection
The Least Of These Father William Jennings
2009 Shrink Dr. Robert Carter American independent comedy-drama film, directed by Jonas Pate.
2010 Harvest Siv Received the Charlotte Film Festival Award for Best Actor.
Obituary of the Sun Samuel Levine
2011 Fake Seamus White
The Grand Theft General McAvoy
The Great Fight Dr. Salvatore Reno
The Life Zone John Lation / Satan
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
American comedy film, written and directed by
The Diary of Preston Plummer John Percy
Margarine Wars Grandpa Griswold
2013 Real Gangsters Gaitanno 'Tanno'
2014 Snapshot Paul Grady
Scavenger Killers Dr. Montgomery
An Evergreen Christmas Pops
The Big Fat Stone Father Walter
2015 Bleeding Hearts Sheriff Wilson
No Deposit Sydney Fischer
Sicilian Vampire Santino Trafficante Sr. Canadian horror drama film, written, directed by, and starring Frank D'Angelo.
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Retired General and former 43rd President William Grey Posthumous release
The Red Maple Leaf Patrick Adams Senior Posthumous release
Cries of the Unborn Mr. Lation Posthumous release, (final film role)
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Tom Grant S2 E15 "The Hand"
1963 Alfred Hitchcock Driver Main cast
1966 T.H.E. Cat Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat Main cast
1968 The Big Valley Vern Hickson S4 E9 "The Profit and the Lost"
1976 Columbo: Now You See Him Harry (the chef in charge of the kitchen) Main cast
1976 The Moneychangers Tony Bear TV miniseries
1976 Wonder Woman (TV series) Hans Eichler S1 E06 "Wonder Woman vs Gargantua"
1977 Rockford Files Manny Arturis Main cast
1977 Raid on Entebbe Yigal Allon
TV film, directed by Irvin Kershner
Based on an actual event:
1978 Rockford Files Russell Nevitt Main cast.
1980 Magnum P.I. Philippe Trusseau Main cast
1982 A Woman Called Golda Anwar Sadat TV miniseries
1982 Little House on the Prairie Thomas Stark Season 9, Episode 4 "Rage"
1983 Emerald Point N.A.S. Yuri Bukharin Main cast
1987 Echoes in the Darkness Jay Smith TV miniseries
1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Wiliam M. Kunstler
Political intrigue miniseries, that aired on
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I. Nick Mancuso Main cast
1991 Sunday Dinner Ben Benedict Main cast
1993 Wild Palms Senator Anton Kreutzer TV miniseries
1993 Mercy Mission: the Rescue of Flight 771 Gordon Vette Television film
1994 Picture Windows Merce 1 episode
1999 Joan of Arc Father Monet
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Victor 1 episode
2000 Frasier Stefano 1 episode
2003 Queens Supreme Judge Thomas O'Neill Main cast
2004 The Sopranos Feech La Manna Appears in: "Two Tonys", "Rat Pack", Where's Johnny?", and "All Happy Families..."
2008 Monk Louie Flynn 1 episode, "Mr. Monk Takes a Punch"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Boatswain's Mate, Ed McKay, 1st Class 1 episode, "Ho'apano"
2010–2011 Men of a Certain Age Artie Three episodes
Year Title Roles Notes
1999 Freespace 2 Adm. Petrarch
2001 Grand Theft Auto III Ray Machowski
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Narrator, Civilian
Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Work Result ref
1985 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor Jagged Edge Nominated 
1988 Cable ACE Award Best Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Nominated
1988 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Big Won 
1992 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best Actor Innocent Blood Nominated
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