Val Bisoglio, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Saturday Night time Fever’ actor, dies at 95

Val Bisoglio, the actor finest recognized for his character roles in tv and movie for greater than 5 a long time, died final week, his spouse stated. He was 95.

Bisoglio died at his dwelling close to Los Olivos, California, Bonnie Bisoglio stated in a press release Monday. A explanation for loss of life was not instantly clear.

Val Bisoglio.Bonnie Bisoglio

“He was my darling man,” Bonnie Bisoglio stated. “He was very particular.”

Bisoglio was finest recognized for his function as Frank Manero Sr., John Travolta’s risky father within the 1977 movie “Saturday Night time Fever.”

Over 50 years, he performed character roles in additional than 60 tv reveals and movies, together with “M*A*S*H,” “Quincy, M.E.” and “The Sopranos,” in line with his IMDb profile. He’s additionally credited with starring in “Miami Vice” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”

Italo Valentino Bisoglio was born in New York Metropolis on Could 7, 1926. He was raised by his dad and mom, who have been immigrants from cities close to Monferrato, Italy.

Earlier than he appeared on display screen, he was a stage performer in New York productions, together with “Kiss Mama,” “A View from the Bridge” and “Wait Till Darkish.” He additionally carried out with New York Metropolis’s Shakespeare within the Park with Arthur Penn.

He’s survived by his spouse and three sons, Joseph Valentino Bisoglio, Sgt. Scott Chapman and Casey DeFranco.

CORRECTION (Oct. 25, 2021, 8 p.m. ET): A earlier model of this text misspelled the place Val Bisoglio died. It was at his dwelling close to Olivo, California, not Olivio.

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