Robert Loggia, Star of ‘Big’ and ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 85
Oscar and Emmy-nominated actor Robert Loggia has sadly passed away at the age of 85. Loggia was one of those actors — the kind that showed up in so many films you loved decade after decade. The actor was best known for roles in films like Scarface and Big, and guest-starred on several television shows throughout his 50-plus year career.
As reported by Variety and confirmed by his wife Audrey, Loggia passed away today at the age of 85 in his Los Angeles home. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Loggia began his acting career way back in 1951, and throughout the ’50s and ’60s he appeared on shows like Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Over the next decade or so he’d appear on Wonder Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man and Starsky and Hutch, but his career really took off in the ‘80s when he was cast as drug lord Frank Lopez opposite Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s Scarface.
His memorable film credits are numerous: he appeared with Tom Hanks in Big and with Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top, and was also featured in Prizzi’s Honor, An Officer and a Gentleman, Problem Child and Jagged Edge — the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for his role on Mancuso FBI.
In later years, he appeared in David Lynch’s Lost Highway and had a recurring guest role on The Sopranos. In 2000 he earned another Emmy nomination for his guest spot on Malcolm in the Middle, and later voiced an animated version of himself for Family Guy.
You may additionally recall Loggia’s friendly face and distinctive voice in commercials for Minute Maid and Apple, among others.
Although he’s left this world behind, he also left a long legacy of television and film roles that will be treasured for decades to come.