Emmy, Tony Award-Nominated Actor Who Had Over 200 Roles Passes Away at 93

May 17, 2018May 17, 2018

A great character actor has died after a 50-year career.

Joseph Campanella, who acted in more than 200 TV and film roles over his 50-year career, died at his Sherman Oaks, California home on Wednesday.

His daughter-in-law reported the death to Variety. At the time of is passing, he was 93. There are no details on his cause of death, but it was likely old age. 

Campanella is best-known for appearing in five seasons of the late ’60s and early ’70s crime drama “Mannix." He earned a supporting actor Emmy nomination for the role in 1968. He also appeared in six seasons of the ’70s sitcom “One Day at a Time.”

In addition to his longer-running roles, he co-starred on “The Doctors and the Nurses,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” and ’80s primetime soap story “The Colbys.” In more recent years, Campanella regularly appeared on “The Bold and the Beautiful." That run lasted from1996 to 2005. He also appeared on “The Practice” and “That’s Life.”

Campanella also built a career as a voice actor. He gave life to characters in the ’90s animated shows “Spider-Man” and “Road Rovers,” along with narrating the “Discover” science series on Disney Channel.

On Broadway, he appeared in “The Captains and the Kings” in 1962, “A Gift of Time” in 1962, and “Hot Spot” in 1963. He was nominated for a Tony for his performance in “A Gift of Time.”